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Why I Put Xanex in the Turkey

In the US it's Thankgiving week. For Americans that means at least a half day off from work, more food that we usually eat, our crazy families, and being thankfiul for cash to buy Christmas presents.

This year is different for me.

My kids will be here from California, Rhode Island and Masschusetts. We'll be going to my sweetheart's family for Thanksgiving. Thusday we have lunch with her uncle and aunt, and then dinner at a cousins. Friday brunch with my kids, lobster dinner with another cousin, and our big day is Saturday.

I am going to manage without the crutches on Saturday.

I broke my leg 4 weeks ago and it has been tough. I have mostly been leg up in bed. Despite applying the finishing touches to a very big celebration, doing my part to cook for the festivities, and working from home, I am hanging in there.

I miss running so badly!

So this year I have lots to be thankful for. I have a wonderful woman to share my life with. My kids will be here for the holiday and that hasn't happened in years. 

There is one more thing.

Ruth's mother has stage 4 cancer and it's very likely one of the last times she will be able to attend a family function. So wherever you are in life, make sure you focus on the people you love. You can't order those online.

Happy Thaksgiving to my American freinds. The rest of you get back to work. 

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13 comments:

jmnicholas wrote 3 weeks ago:
God bless for your wedding day on Saturday - so lovely to be able to gather families together. Happy Thanksgiving - with much to be thankful for...(although I shall still be at work, in the UK)
kendallvon wrote 3 weeks ago:
Best of luck and wishing you and your bride much love, health, and happiness in the years to come. Blessings!
aliciaaw wrote 3 weeks ago:
Enjoy you Thanksgiving with your new family and your kids. Wishing you the best on your special day and everyday in your new journey with your bride. May God bless you two with many more years.
izzybelle2013 wrote 3 weeks ago:
I can't add anything in better than the first 3 comments. Glad you are doing well, sorry about the leg and Ruth's mom. Hang in there!
runningforthetrain wrote 3 weeks ago:
Have a wonderful week! Thanks for always reminding me how important a thankful perspective is! God bless you and all the new additions to your family.
TrishasTime wrote 3 weeks ago:
Wishing you all the best for Saturday
Rosie5151 wrote 3 weeks ago:
Good lord man... that is some bad luck. there is nothing you can do but heal yourself at this point. I broke my ankle and had two ligaments repaired 8 days ago... and some bone.. not sure.. so yep, like you I'm in a recliner and or bed and on a scooter... sucks.. but we will heal!

Good luck!!! And so nice your kids will be with you! That is always a good thing for the brain ... :) enjoy!

Rose
rachelleahsmom wrote 3 weeks ago:
I got married the Saturday after Thanksgiving 21 years ago and it was the best decision my husband ever made! Heehee! Me, too! Wishing you all the best and many many blessings. (Also, you're spot on about what you can't buy on line).
marlown wrote 3 weeks ago:
Congrats!! So happy for you and so sorry about your necessary running break. You continue to inspire me, even during your hiatus. Gratefulness seems to change everything, especially us. Thanks for sharing, as always.
pizzafruit wrote 3 weeks ago:
What a wonderful holiday celebration. There's nothing more fulfilling then the love of family and friends. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Blessings to you and yours.
ggeise14 wrote 3 weeks ago:
Congrats & wishing you all the best!
KANGOOJUMPS wrote 3 weeks ago:
oh my!, so much going on!, hang in there and best of luck!
barneshall wrote 3 weeks ago:
so sorry to learn about your leg, but you will shine through! Wonderfully uplifting log, thank you.

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