Friday, November 23, 2007

Turkey Day Feast

Jo and I have a long and well-established history of not complying to societal expectations, but in honor of Thanksgiving we decided to go along with the flow and eat turkey on this special day.

The ground turkey spaghetti and butternut squash were delicious.

The fact is: Since there's just the two of us, we seldom celebrate holidays in anything remotely resembling the conventional manner. Usually, we just don't celebrate them at all. However, that does not mean that Jo and I do not have a lot to be thankful for.

We have each other. Our health is good. We have two dogs that think we can do anything. We have never had to do without food, shelter or clothing. We are living where we want to live and doing what we want to do. That's plenty to be thankful for in my book.


Anonymous said...

You Better Believe It.

Marvin said...

I do.

Q said...

Hi Marvin,
Happy Thanksgiving.
My husband and I are vegetarians so the idea of eating a tradional meal is out of the question for us!
We do like our veggies and I fixed sweet potatoes!
So much to be grateful for. Living where one finds peace and beauty is a blessing. It is just the two of us as well. The kids have grown up and live on the West Coast!
We celebrate Holidays very quietly.
I like that.
Stay warm. I always have a concern in the winter of ice storms. They do much damage.

Mary said...

Amen. You do have much to be thankful for!

Marvin said...

Sherry: I reckon that just proves that we can all be thankful, each in his/her on way.

I agree about the ice. Freezing rain is by far our biggest winter worry.

Mary: I think most of us can construct a substantial things-to-be-thankful-for list is we try -- and ignore those things we wish hadn't happened.

Ron said...

I enjoyed your post, Marvin. We all have a lot to be thankful for. And not just in some obligatory societal-expecting kind of way either - it's just great to be alive and to have nature as our neighbor.

Take care,