Thursday, November 22, 2007


Oh, gosh, it sure does feel good to chill today. I'm not going to think about work or anything. Wonder if I can pull that off? Heh.

BF is still in bed, but he's going to go to his sister's for a huge family meal he couldn't get out of, my daughter is over to her father's where she's got to cook for him and her brother BEFORE going to work...might I say she's not happy about that.

And, me?

Well, I really have no family to speak of except for my kids, so I'll be sitting home and, hopefully, decorating the tree. I'm going to see if I can't talk BF into helping me get into the attic before he leaves so I can get the decorations down before he leaves so I can at least get that out of the way.

I love Thanksgiving usually, but this one is kind of weird. Before today, I had it all planned. I knew everyone was going to be busy elsewhere and the first thing I thought of when I learned that was...I don't have to cook! Visions of kicking back, watching holiday movies, trimming the tree, and having the house to myself sounded delicious!'s now Thanksgiving and, well, I'm thinking maybe the idea of doing those things sounded really good, but I don't think it's cutting it.

It's kind of quiet really.

And I'm starting to look back at what's happened lately - an ex-boyfriend died of cancer a few days ago and a young man of 31 who my daughter knew was drinking, ran his car off the road and killed himself just a day or two after that. I'm sure the families of both these guys aren't exactly having a Happy Thanksgiving either.

And it's kind of making me sad.

The ex-boyfriend was Mike Huether of Pungoteague. I had known Mike throughout high school, but never really got to know him. It wasn't until years later when I saw him again and I'm not really sure where it was or what happened, but we decided to go out on a date.

We had fun times, but it didn't work out. Two years down the road, we broke up and I never saw him again.

His death came as a surprise because I didn't even know he had cancer. He was only 52. Talk about a wake-up call.

Then, a couple of days ago, the son of the guy my daughter worked for had stopped off at this restaurant that his father owned and he was very drunk, so I hear. They tried sobering him up with pepsi, but they let him go out the door. It was only about 5 in the afternoon.

He was on the road going to his house when he went in a ditch, the truck overturned and he was tossed out into the field. He died on the way to the hospital. The guy was only 31.

Horrible, simply horrible.

So, it's kind of a sad Thanksgiving this year and being alone isn't helping.

I guess I'll go do some cleaning. Maybe I'll take a nice, hot shower and pull out a Christmas movie. Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving...and...can you save the drumstick for me?


  1. If your area is like ours you can get all the ads out of today's local newspaper and plan your Black Monday shopping trip tomorrow at 5am. Just joking, unless you want to do that.

    I will be but just to one place and for one thing, then a mocha & a return home. Pat says she will continue sleeping, thank you. But I want a small LCD TV with a DVD player built in and have found a couple of them that look good so I'll see if I can't latch onto one.

    Today we leave in about half an hour to drive up to Pat's daughter's new house (about 10 miles) for dinner. There will be about 27 people there so it is a pretty big event. I went last year when they were still in the smaller house. It should be fun.

  2. Sorry you are feeling a bit down...I stopped by to wish you the very best on this Thanksgiving day! :)

    J. Kaye

  3. Oh, Dick, sounds wonderful! No, won't be out there with the mobs tomorrow...have to work. I think I'd rather be with the mobs! Good luck on finding that TV you're after and have fun at Pat's family's house...I'll be moseying over to your blog in a second to see how your Thanksgiving went! ;o)

  4. Hi J.Kaye! It's gotten a bit better. Took the dogs all out walking and it's beautiful outside, warm, yet fall-like. I know the cold weather will come soon so I was really enjoying it. Picked a few more tomatoes that were still clinging to the dead vines and hung some clothes out. I'm cool now...hate those sad moments so I had to shake'em off!


  6. A belated Thanksgiving Day holiday wish. Glad to hear you're out of the doldrums. Frankly, I've been enjoying having the holiday alone and sort of hedge to others on what I'm doing so I won't have to go anywhere. Maybe after I've been alone longer I'll feel differently.

  7. Hey, FFG!

    My condolences to you and your daughter on losing both of your friends. Horrible to have to deal with that stuff over the holidays.

    Sending a hug to you, honey, and one for your daughter too. I hope the holidays hold much more cheer and abundance for you both.

    Take care!

    Laura :)

  8. hi, I hope you did enjoy the Christmas movie and the day wasn't too sad. In the UK we don't have the tradition of Thanksgiving only Guy Fawks night in November. maybe next year to take the pressure and reflective sadness associated with holidays away; forget the holidays & light a fire, ignite fireworks and eat hotdogs on the 5th November and start your own tradition :)

  9. Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Dorothy!


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