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A Very Happy Thanksgiving Indeed

I unexpectedly had a very Happy Thanksgiving, unexpected because I was unable to be with any of my family this year.

I was very touched that my coworker and his wife invited me to have Thanksgiving with them.

To be honest, I was surprised.

They are very social and always have plans or people over.

Never in a million years did I think I’d be dinning with them for Thanksgiving.

Even more mind-blowing, I was invited by proxy to spend Thanksgiving with his parents should my co-worker and his wife accept their invite.

But they declined to keep it less formal and more chill for the three of us to enjoy.

They are Persian.

He has celebrated Thanksgiving maybe twice or three times in his life.

His wife, never, this was her very first time.

Originally, I was on tap to bring a healthy version of green bean casserole, an appetizer, some sort of bread and corn on the cob.

Um.  I kinda got carried away and brought all if this…

 

My house has never smelled so great!

Between her and me, we had enough appetizers, main course, side dishes, and desserts to feed at least 15 people!

Really, probably more.

I only took 1% of the leftovers home.

They can deal with the other 99% of the leftovers.

Give it away, freeze it, or eat it for a week until you need to wait another year before even thinking about eating Thanksgiving dinner again….I don’t care. hahaha

My co-worker’s wife has never experienced Thanksgiving.

Now she has.

I wanted to make it a complete experience.

This was our table…

Persian and traditional Thanksgiving dishes side by side.

Seriously, there almost wasn’t enough room for us to sit at the table to eat properly due to the massive food layout.

But it was awesome.

And I loved every minute of it!

Next year, I would like to be with my family.

And now I have a Persian dish or two up my sleeve to share.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

I really do hope today was gratifying and fulfilling for you and yours, and that you found things to be grateful for.

I was not with my family, but I am so grateful for my family and my friends and this crazy thing we call life.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

Life is worthwhile, and I am so grateful that I and my family are still here to enjoy the ride.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

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BLACK FRIDAY 2018!!!

Just kidding.

I have honestly never participated in a black Friday anything ever.

And for the record, I haven’t participated in a cyber Monday anything ever either.

Obviously I am single, without sig other and/or children. hahaha

And I am not poo pooping those who do celebrate.

I know many who wait for these days all year-long, and I hope they all “cash in” and then some!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you and yours enjoy love, health, wealth AND all whole lot of happy and harmonious togetherness.

Wish me luck….this year I am having a Friends Thanksgiving.

I am unable to be with my family due to several reasons and several locations.

BUT I am having T Day with friends.

I am on tap to prepare a healthy version of the ole green bean casserole, and an appetizer (not healthy at all!), bread, corn on the cob…..AND this is going to be WAY TOO much food for 3 people, 2 cats and a dog – just sayin’)….

I’ve got this!

I think.

Whatever.  I never claimed to be a good cook.

The jury will be out until COB tomorrow night.

I am very saddened to be separated from my family on this day.

But I am thankful for the day with friends and hope to spend next Thanksgiving with my family, and perhaps I will even have a new green bean casserole dish under my sleeve….which by then will already have been tested and proved true…or scrapped completely due to this year’s experience.

We shall see.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Last Day of Vacation

Today, Tuesday June 19th is my last day of vacation.

I mean, like a real bona fide freakin’ vacation.

I flew somewhere and rented a car and everything.

Honestly, this is my first real vacation in 10 years.

Sounds unreal I know, but it is the truth.

Up until now I have had multiple (times 100) staycations (which still totally rock in my world), BUT a real vacation….yummy and for real, thank you God.

I met my sis and family in Lake Tahoe, CA last Thursday and I returned home on Father’s Day.

I honestly have not felt this sense of freedom and gratitude and awe… in…I don’t know…10 years.

I cannot even explain how peaceful and refreshed and grateful I feel.

Vacations really are good for the soul.

I have the time to take another vacation later this year, a solo trip, me and God, exploring places that I have dreamed about seeing, like I have done in the past.  Alone.

#SpiritualRetreat

#BaliHereICome

When I return to work on Wednesday, I may be slammed (most likely) with all that is wrong or overdue or needs attending…but in this moment in time, and tomorrow, I am so happy and fulfilled, I could cry.

Tears of happiness.

I am more than thankful for the break and I am returning refreshed and stress-free.

Until I fire up my computer at work. hahaha

But then again, that is what is to come on Wednesday.

Today, Tuesday, I will remain present and grateful.

Side note, I received a message just now from WordPress.

Today is my “anniversary.”

I have been blogging for 7 years.

Pretty cool in my world.

I “clean house” every few years blogging wise (and in real life) because I am always striving to continue creating a better story for myself.

#NeverStopGrowing

Another side note, using terms like always and never are signs of slight deception. hahaha

But for real, whether it is always or never – I do strive to create an evolving, better and new story for myself and my life.

I hope you do as well.

BTW.  The above pic is now my work and home computer background pic.

#DreamBigPeople


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