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Thankful

Posted by Joni in General

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I’m sitting here in the kitchen on Robert’s laptop. He is in his room. He’s hurled yet another epithet at me. It hurt of course, they always do. I am getting ready to make another Chess Pie. It’s my mother’s recipe and I remember her serving it every single Thanksgiving of my childhood. I kept the tradition alive. But this time, Robert wanted to make the pie himself. So I let him. Naturally, he burned it. So now I’ve got to make another one, plus cranberry sauce (from whole cranberries). And I need to start the rest of the food. I just hope he stays in his room and out of my hair (and face) until it’s time for dinner. Then, I will probably fix a plate for myself and head to my office upstairs, my sanctuary, where only the cat comes up to see me. Where I can find peace, for a little while.

Thankful? Even though my heart is broken over the way Robert’s and my relationship has deteriorated (I’m not sure how much of this I can or should attribute to his illnesses and paralysis), there are still a few things in my life that keep me sane and make me happy. So in no particular order, I’m thankful for..

  • This beautiful house, but I’m not too happy about the way we had to get it…
  • My wonderful best friend in the world, who with just one word can make my entire day, who when everything else is going wrong, I can count on…
  • My job. It’s gotten better in the last few months since I became a floater secretary. I’m paid well, quite well, and I enjoy what I do…
  • My freedom. I have the freedom to write what I want and say what I want without fear of reprisals from the government or military organizations in my country. Others around the world have no such luxury.
  • This blog, the one place where I can come and be myself…
  • My cat, who also sometimes is the difference between happiness and sadness. He loves me unconditionally .. as I guess only a beast can. And for that he gets an extra slice of turkey today!

And I did manage, at the last minute, to grab us a nice dining table and chairs. The table, with its nice inlaid wood, came from Peyton’s Auction Gallery. I picked up the chairs on e-Bay, the seller is local. They don’t match at all, but they look nice together in a funky sort of way, I think. The chairs have casters on them.

Our Mismatched Dining Table and Chairs