For those of you who have been reading my various emails since 1998 or blog postings since 2007, my going off line for a while has happened on occasion. As you might expect, it happens when there is absolutely nothing of interest going on. So boring that I can’t drum up enough energy to tell you that I am bored or that there is simply nothing worth saying. Not depression mind you, just lack of anything worth sharing.

There have also been those occasional other times when there is so much going on that I can’t find the time, or I don’t have internet, or am simply overwhelmed. These last couple of weeks have fallen some where in the middle. No death defying students (see jumping out of airplanes in 2007) or hiking in mountainous foothills (2015) or getting shot at in combat zones (1998, 2010, 2011). And I most certainly am not participating in NaNoWrMo. I like to read garbage fiction but do not have the imagination to create something that I would be interested in reading, much less inflict on anyone else.

Instead, I am in Berkeley where our Thanksgiving is going to be a continuous dance of family coming and going. The only one who is not here is Miriam who seems to be thoroughly enjoying her job in NYC. Dani is working ~ 0700-1230. She and Alex (SIL) spent most of yesterday cooking so I have little to do today other than enjoy everyone and eat. Shana will be coming over this morning and is meeting friends late afternoon. Noah works 1100-2030. Alex is off today. George has conference calls since today is a normal business day in the rest of the world.

We have veggies, lots of veggies, soup, stuffing,  pies and torts, turkey for those inclined, pumpkin scones and a loaf of Chalapenjo for taste/humor/and a bit of other tradition. It looks like dinner at 1300 and 1830. I don’t think anyone is going to have a problem eating several times. There should be leftovers. OTOH – it is only a 20# turkey!

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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10 Responses to Thanksgiving

  1. Marie & Brian says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you from Fresno where we are with Niamh s American family .Hope you have a good one.

  2. Mark says:

    Have a Happy T-Day at home with your family. I remember a lot of the holidays when I was deployed vs being home(same and more for you).

  3. Pat says:

    Sounds as if your Thanksgiving will be filled with family, friends, and food. Enjoy.

  4. Cheryl says:

    That sounds fantastic!

  5. Kris says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like a nice day.

  6. Carmen says:

    Good to hear you are somewhere!

  7. Bill R says:

    Happy Gratitude day Holly.

  8. Bob says:

    Wishing you and yours a truly blessed Thanksgiving.

    Warmest regards to one and all

  9. Isobel says:

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy the family.

  10. Alison says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I had been missing my Holly posts, good to hear from you.

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