...I look forward to Thanksgiving so that I can add a picture of my ever growing, changing, and wonderful little family in the right margin of this blog. It makes me happy. It makes me proud.
...I get to see and hang out with friends and family from out of town. It wouldn't feel like the holidays, otherwise.
...my mom has a mental breakdown the Wednesday night before the big dinner. Why she continues to host it if it causes her this much grief, I will never know. But I fear I am plagued by the same desire to have large events in my home.
...the weather is completely different than the year before.
...I try to make it to December without listening to or hearing any Christmas carols. I have yet to be successful.
...I make the mashed potatoes and a chocolate pudding pie....this season manages to make me thankful for everything I have and everyone I love.