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Saturday, November 21, 2020

While many of you are past fall and into more wintery weather, here in Atlanta we are in full on fall.

Autumn is one of the prettiest times here and seems to coincide quite nicely with Thanksgiving.

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are perfect. Cool overnights turn into the sixties during the day and even a seventy degree day today.

This weather makes me happy.

Thanksgiving day will definitely be different this year. I will not be gathering together with my family. Although it makes me feel sad, I know that we have to make sacrifices in order to save lives. 

I will be eating well though. I will be cooking a turkey to share with my two daughters, and my daughter Cary and her husband will be sharing their food with Katy and me. 

Katy and I will each be eating in our own homes, and although we won't all be sitting around the same table the love of shared food will be with us. 

I feel so blessed to be near enough to my family to be able to share in this way, but if I was far away I would follow the CDC guidelines to not travel. I know that this would be best for me.

We are all doing the best we can to stay safe and comfortable. 

I am going to be thinking about what I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for a safe and cozy apartment, for a family that is close enough that we can have outdoor visits, and that my immediate family has been safe from covid.

What are you thankful for?

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  1. It is sad we all cannot be with our families like we would love but I love the idea that you are sharing food with each other. Have a great weekend and wonderful week leading up to Thanksgiving. xoxo Kris

  2. I, too, love that you're sharing your Thanksgiving bounty with your family - huge blessing.
    And, I, too, will be alone for the first time in my life. My daughter and her family are only 5 minutes away but in order to stay healthy and safe we must continue to stay away from each other (I have a granddaughter with health challenges and is immunocompromised). While there might be reason to celebrate or whatever we want to call it to me it'll just be another day on the calendar. With that being said I will prepare a nice meal for myself. I survived Easter and Mother's Day alone I believe I can do this, too. But, it does make me very sad and obviously lonely.

  3. It is so nice that you can at least share food and "see" each other, even if from a distance. I was going to travel to my son's for Thanksgiving, which is 5 hours away, but have decided not to go... I just feel safer staying home right now. We text and talk on the phone, and we're going to try to figure out how to Zoom or Face Time or one of those things, so we can at least "share" in some of the day by actually seeing each other! I'll be thankful for that.. and more thankful that none of us in my family have gotten sick and are all well.. and thankful also for a cozy house and roof over my head, a car to drive, and that I can afford to buy a turkey! I WILL cook for hubby and myself so we'll have a good meal, which I'll be very thankful for! xox Marilyn

  4. We are having a low key Thanksgiving, but it is what we all need to do. Glad to you are able to cook and share with family. Stay well!

  5. Every new day is a reason to be Thankful.. to be healthy is a blessing along with shelter and food. To observe the beauty of nature and wildlife is a bonus..
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day..

  6. It'll be just me and my husband here on Thanksgiving day. Not worth the risk of anyone getting Covid by gathering together. I'll make a small turkey breast with all the trimmings for the two of us. We'll be eating leftovers for days, but that's fine with us - we love T'giving leftovers!


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