Not sure why this was important to me this is year, but it is. Maybe I just needed a break from what has always been my most favorite holiday of the year.
The kids are all busy: The youngest has to work; horses don't take care of themselves, the eldest and daughter-in-law have an infant, and the middle child wanted to get together with friends. And this is good.
Tomorrow, Richard and I will ride up to PA to see my mom and have a Thanksgiving brunch with her, and then return to an evening of football, my crab dip, and a chopped salad. And above all our profound thanks for all that we have.