Season of Gratitude

By , November 26, 2016

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.

A much appreciated note of gratitude (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

A much appreciated note of gratitude (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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!

Fresh snow on the Homestead (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Fresh snow on the Homestead (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

4 Responses to “Season of Gratitude”

  1. Mardell Gunn says:

    Ya know it is funny… I find it amusing that I read locals blogs too!! but… I think it is part of community process for me. Somehow it feels different than Facebook phenomena of sharing where and what you eat when it is referring to food one gathers or grows! I read Heathers blog too. I am not “religious” about anything tho so time periods lapse!
    Glad you appreciated our appreciation!!!

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    We certainly did, Mardell, all of us!

    I don’t know if you noticed that I posted, then went to visit Heather’s blog, saw we had the same title, then came back to change mine? I need to be more “religious” about it myself!

  3. Eva says:

    Thank you Mark for continuing the blog…the snow picture is beautiful and a great addition to beginning the Christmas season….one small act of kindness and sharing is much appreciated. I always like to read about what you all are doing on the homestead.

  4. Mark Zeiger says:

    Thanks, Eva. You must know that comments such as yours are as encouraging to us as our friends’ hand written note. Thank you for your loyal readership!

    And, may I say, Merry Christmas!

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