Thanksgiving Night

Yes, it is finally thanksgiving. And the official holiday season has begun.

Let me begin by thanking Nordstrom for being the only major department store that did not succumb to the accelerating commercial urge to begin decorating and selling Christmas things BEFORE Halloween. Crimeny. Next year, it retail will start by Labor Day.

I don't understand why we can't stay in present time. Thanksgiving is really one of my most favorite holidays and I hate having it tainted or basically getting short-shrift because it is not a shopping holiday. And it is no longer cachet to open the stores at 5:00 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's becoming old hat to do that. The retailers need to think of something else, please. At least now, I can look at decorations and listen to seasonal music without cringing or judging. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas--and I was hopping around like any other kid waiting to see Santa Claus at the end of the Macy's Day Parade. For me, I like to build up my excitement till I can barely stand it and want to shake all my prezzies before Christmas morning while listening and singing to all the Christmas faves. I don't want to be singing "Monster Mash" one minute and "Santa Baby" the next.

Today, I shared a lovely family Thanksgiving that was completely vegetarian. It was delicious. Even homemade pumpkin pie.
I did my own thanksgiving inventory and counting of my many blessings.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
And thank you for being a part of my blogland.


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