By: Revanche

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating, everyone who would be celebrating, and those who would have liked to or have opted to celebrate in their own way.

We’re having a very quiet Thanksgiving this year – no long distance travel, no incredibly ambitious menu with seven gourmet-style items in a ten hour cooking marathon, no splitting our time across multiple families.  I’m incredibly grateful for that. I’m grateful that we’re just doing our own little silly dinner with whatever we want, with very little pressure except for my own expectations of really really wanting yummy turkey, stuffing and gravy.

In the grander scheme of things, I’m ever so grateful for PiC’s love and support.  I’m grateful for this time and space in our lives in which, despite and because of all the challenges, we’re still able to cope and overcome.  I’m glad that, despite my minor reservations, we dove into the faux-lopement last month together. It’ll be a month in four days and we have had a hell of a married life so far. And yet, it’s been somehow completely non-turbulent in terms of our relationship. We do manage this kind of chaos well enough, as weird as it is to say.  None of it’s actually been easy, it’s just that we’ve done this before.

I’m hugely grateful for all of the virtual support writ live from the Twitter and blogging community during these weeks and months. It’s been a pocket haven of sanity and levity.

There’s more, but I managed to cook a full Thanksgiving meal largely by myself and it was actually pretty good and I’ve eaten enough for my belly to want an extra compartment so I’m going to carry on in another post. But that I was physically able to do that?  That my hands, arms, legs, and brain held out? That it actually feels like I’m sleeping when I sleep a full night, finally? That’s pretty good too.

Signing off for the night.

2 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Kris says:

    I’m glad you you had the holiday you wanted! Sometimes low-key is where it’s at. You amaze me, and PiC sure is a keeper.

  2. I love low-key holidays 🙂

    So glad that you and PiC were able to enjoy this one together.

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