It was a typical Southern California Thanksgiving day of clear skies, bright sun and warm breezes. Perfect weather.
I headed to the gym for a Thanksgiving Day workout and Jeanne stayed at the coach preparing food to take with us to Andy and Dannette’s. We left the coach around 2:00 PM.
We very much enjoyed spending the day with the immediate family and a few friends. It was the usual: watching football, kids playing and the aroma of turkey in the oven. In the end, Dannette put on a great dinner and a good time was had by all. We very much appreciated the effort and had a great time. Best of all, we resisted temptation and pushed away from the table in time. And, with all the kids around, there were few leftovers.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that has a basic structure (turkey, family, leftovers, etc) but also changes each year as lives change and kids grow. This year, the big change was the kids, who are making the transition from children to young teens. It is an interesting process to watch.
By 7:30, we were back at the coach planning the next few days.