Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Cup Overflowing

The cleaning and the cooking are done. The leftovers have been wrapped and relegated to the fridge for the time when the impossible happens: we feel hungry and we want to eat. It's difficult to imagine that moment right now, but I know from years of experience that the time will come.

The good china has been placed back into the cupboard for its long winter's nap and the kitchen has returned to normal. Sadly, the guests have gone home, and the house has returned to its usual quiet state. Only the fancy tablecloth lingers as a reminder that this has been an unusual day. The tablecloth will soon be removed as well, exposing the everyday look of the wood table beneath.

Tonight my cup overflows. Good friends are more precious than gold, though I don't always take the time to let them know. My friends, if you read this, know how valuable you are to me: Zelda and Bubba, Pax, Aunt Bubby, and my blog friends, too!

I'm thankful for my family, as well, in spite of all of the usual quirks and such. Imperfect beasts, all of us! Pax's post about the
Thanksgiving Day Drinking Game really struck home, and was quoted today at my little gathering. Luckily, no hangovers here, though I owe someone a Chocolate Martini! She knows who she is, and she must collect it soon!

I am most especially thankful for my husband, who was right by my side, helping in all things for the past two days (and always) as we prepared for the holiday meal. He is a rare treasure, but don't tell him I said so!

Somehow the day flew by. One holiday is fading into memory as we prepare to haul out the holly, deck the halls, and put up the tree for the next. There is a rough draft script for the coming holiday, but we don't have to pull it out and dust it off until tomorrow. Just for tonight, we can pause and reflect on the satisfying final curtain for Thanksgiving 2005.


PaxRomano said...


Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Good for you.

Had I been playing my drinking game I would have been fine until the final hours...

Now onward to Xmas!!

Anonymous said...

as usual what a beautiful blog. now how come I dont get a chocolate martini too! Must be the step child!LOL the mommamanator

Anonymous said...

oops I cant even spell, must have been the cosmopolotin today! mommajax

Merci said...

You too, you too! Come on down! We'll find a chick flick and have scones and martinis!

Virginia Gal said...

sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! May that good spirit last throughout the season.

Merci said...

It was a nice day! I hope the spirit can last. I'm not going to get carried away with holiday preparations this year. Just enjoy the season and the people I care about.

Joe Tornatore said...

imperfect beasts. i love that.

Zelda Parker said...

Just another chapter for that book you wish to create. What a beautiful day it was. Perhaps I could be pursuaded to bake cookie with good company and a chocolate martini. And if the mominnator is very good she can join us too!
Thanks for a beautiful afternoon!