Since my parents are in Vegas, one of my friends Lisa who just came back from Italy (the one I was cat sitting for) decided to scrap her plans to drive to California to be with her aunt and uncle and prepare a Thanksgiving for her and I. I thought that was very sweet. I told her over and over not to cancel her original plans but she insisted. She said really wanted to do it.
So…. she ordered a turkey dinner from Boston Market for us to enjoy. Not too glamorous but decent and affordable and includes turkey and the basic sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and so on. Plus she is making some extra things like pumpkin pie, lots of appetizers and shrimp and such. I invited my other friend from work – I’ll call her Jersey Girl but she isn’t feeling up to it. Lisa and I were bummed but I do get wanting to be alone sometimes. I’ll try one more time to convince her to come before I leave.
I won’t be heading over there till around 5pm because she said everything won’t be ready till 5:30 pm. I told her not to kill herself trying to make everything so perfect. “I know you!” She laughed and said, yeah you sure do. I’m the same way so I know she’s trying to make the table look nice, making sure she has enough food, making sure the house is spotless, picking out mood music and cocktails. lol I do appreciate the effort though. I’ll be bringing stuff to make a salad and a coffee table book as a gift.
She has a beautiful home, she’s a great hostess and single like me. I’m actually looking forward to spending the time there with a nice dinner, cocktails and single girl talk in a cozy house. It was incredibly nice of her to do this.
Sometimes I feel really blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Good friends who really care about me. My health. My parents. Being employed!!! Having my home. And being in love with a great guy. I will be saying a special prayer this evening with giving thanks to all of those things.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.