Today is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a day of outrageous overindulgence prior to a full weekend of shopping (at least for most people). Football games screaming on the screen and biscuits burning in the oven. Here it will be relatively quiet as the aging group no longer lunges at the TV screen nor do they really care about Black Friday.
I recently had a series of medical tests and appointments. It was a stressful time. I’m allergic to docs, mysterious equipment that goes up your butt and all the rest of the stuff. When I get stressed I retreat. I am very grateful to the beloved husband who carried the ball and had my back all the while trying to celebrate his birthday and act normal (or what passes for normal in our house).
The cats were particularly supportive if you call 30 pounds of cat fat draped over you support. They know when something is up or isn’t right. I can put out the cat carrier and won’t see anyone for 24 hours. They sat with me in the bathroom for hours on end. They don’t need Alexa to spy. Those whiskers are antenna. They know my deepest thoughts.
I’ll get to see my brother and SIL later. They taught me big lessons earlier this year when they were almost killed in an auto accident. If you are helping someone you love, it’s not work. Being part of the recovery was better than watching from the outside. Curiously I’m not allergic to docs and mysterious equipment when I’m not the subject. I also learned that my brother had a wicked sense of humor. I was standing in ICU with a doc when my brother introduced me as the person who could pull the plug. He clarified by saying that I didn’t have the power to approve a circumcision. He’s 89 and all banged up and worried about…well…you get it.
There are no words about the weather this year. I felt like I whined every week. It’s too hot or too cold or too snowy. It was never too dry though and for that I’m grateful. Today is sunny and extremely windy but we have not seen snow yet.