Monday, November 28, 2011

A Little Bit of Both

I hate to say it, but I’m so glad to have Thanksgiving behind me. Not that I don’t love the holiday—I really do. But it was a massive stresser this year. Thirty-seven people, two giant turkeys, ten pounds of potatoes, twenty-something pies, and a Costco sized package of paper plates, all consumed and enjoyed and now in the past.

I love holidays. Family, food, fun, shopping—all things that make life worth living.

But there’s a lot of stress involved, too, and at the end of it all, I enjoy the satisfaction of having it behind me. Still, I continue to be grateful for this country in which I live, the freedoms I enjoy, and all the comforts of life with which I’m blessed. So, you know, I’m thankful for the holiday, and at the same time so relieved to have it over.

It’s one of those days I both dread and adore. Do you feel that way sometimes? When and why?


Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Sadly, these winter holidays are not my fave. The stress they seem to bring overshadows everything else. I wish it wasn't that way. I try so hard to make it not that way, but it always ends up so. Sigh. That, and I really don't like the cold and snow. But your dinner sounds amazing! And I'm really happy you feel relieved and grateful, too. The holidays do make some wonderful memories. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've become more efficient at the preparations for the holiday get togethers. I do hate clean up.
Our family get together on Christmas Eve with a buffet style meal is my favorite day of the year.