|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
What is more fun than getting together with family and friends for Thanksgiving? You get to eat and sleep and eat some more and be with those you love. I have already had requests for Grandma's corn recipe for those that will be in other places on this holiday. I sat and wrapped Christmas presents last night and watched Dancing with the Stars. Today is off to Cambridge Springs High School to do breast cancer awareness programs and later my own get together with family. I love the smell of turkey roasting in the oven and bread baking and of course the CHEX MIX to munch on while setting the table and the sounds of Thanksgiving as well. The laughter and banter that is among the group and the phone calls from those that can't be with us during this holiday. Also in my thoughts are those that are dealing with more threatening issues such as Korea, Finances, Health and those families that have members missing at the table this year. The Norman Rockwell picture of the holidays doesn't often happen but looking at what is good in the here and now and what we enjoyed in the past may be what we hold on to to get us through the holiday. I was asked about my SUEISM's the other day and how I always find some bright and funny point to add. I had never thought about it but I am aware I use humor alot to get through the toughest parts of the day. I have a man on my roof this morning working to get ready for the future snow storms, my husband out running errands and me off to school. My laughter is inside of me today as I think of my Mom and Dad that would be so proud of our families and where they are today. I look back at the memory bank and see Mom and Dad in the kitchen with Mom in her nightgown working on the feast. Dad is puttering in the basement and kids are chattering and watching the parade. The constant "Is it ready yett?"continues until at last we sit down the the repast in front of us. I laugh at all the good that is and has been in my life and how blessed I am despite the bumps in the road and trust me there have been bumps, Big and little ones. I am still standing-making it a great day! I wish the best for you and yours and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this season and all it has to offer.