Friday, November 28, 2014
An Ordinary Thanksgiving
My fabulous son Zach and his lovely wife Denny came home for a quiet holiday. My oldest son lives in a faraway place called Florida and couldn't make it home. After a good meal, pleasant conversation and fresh air, we were surprised by friends Christine and John who showed up in the evening along with the coolest dog on earth - a wolfhound named Windy. She was so mellow that even Buddha came out of hiding to investigate and Erb sat near her all evening.
This morning, everyone slept late and Buddha spent hours watching the birds bounce in and out of the pergola. Breakfast was a leisurely affair.
Nothing extraordinary happened this Thanksgiving. Or maybe it did. There were smiles, laughter, no fighting or disgruntled family members and dog and cats even got along. Friends became family and family became friends. Nothing too extraordinary but a whole lot to be thankful for.