This year, as we often do, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with three feasts: one with friends in town on Thanksgiving Day, our own meal, which we made Friday, and another meal with friends on the bay. That last will be on Sunday, making this year’s Thanksgiving a 4-day holiday.
One of the couples who attended the first feast wrote notes of gratitude for each attendee. The note they wrote for me felt particularly good, coming so soon after the recent re-evaluation of the blog’s future. It’s nice to be appreciated, particularly by locals! I often feel a bit embarrassed by the blog, in that we write about a lifestyle that’s so common in our town and state. I tend to write for a wider audience, assuming that no one local would be as interested.
The day after Thanksgiving, the snow turned serious. Since we start our Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving, our home meal has become a hybrid Thanksgiving/Welcome Christmastime Feast. The blanket of fresh snow greatly contributed to the ambiance. Aly measured 8 1/2 inches this morning. Since our compound generally receives less snow than Haines, they must have a lot!