Holidays are a special time for family and friends. We get together, eat, drink and be merry. We laugh and sing and wear silly clothes and hats. We give each other things and marvel at how much we've accomplished in the past year and how much we plan to get done next year.
For me the holidays always start with my birthday. In between that and the daughters' birthday I had Thanksgiving, David's birthday, our anniversary, Christmas, New Years and the daughters birthday...this was 6 weeks of revelry and wonderment.
I was honestly worried about how well I'd do on my birthday, this start of the merry making 6 weeks. It was wonderful, honestly. I got tons of well-wishes on Facebook, the blog, e-mails, phone calls, texts, work. I went to dinner with a friend and she gave me yarn and root beer.
Really a great day.
I have a few more hurdles to get through over the next few weeks...tomorrow being one...Thanksgiving in my family was always a BIG AFFAIR. My dad's side of the family would all get together--there would usually be close to or over 30 people. We graduated to doing this party at mom's church to contain everyone. We had a talent show. We visited and loved each other and had such a wonderful day.
This year everyone has decided it's time to create their own Thanksgiving traditions inside their own immediate families. So many special traditions about to be born. Meanwhile we'll all be thinking of "those great big get-togethers we used to have." It's bittersweet.
I'm working in the morning and then going to my friend's family's for dinner. I plan to DVR the Aggie game so I can watch it when I get home. It'll be a happy day because I choose for it to be so...
and after all the merriment, I hope to have time to finish these sunset towels because they're just so darn amazing!