Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thanksgiving 2009 Part I
We started the day off with Family Prayer (the three of us - Splenda, Tuffy and Myself), expressing gratitude for everything we possibly ever had, have now or will have in the future.
We then headed off here:Why the Golden Corral? We broke off the year that Elder L left and my own little fam does it's own thing. The first year I cooked. It was last we were going to have with him for awhile and I wanted it special. The next year, without him, I didn't feel like cooking but I needed it meaningful. The Golden Corral is the last Thanksgiving I had with my grandmother before she passed. I remember sitting in a corner table with her, my Mom, aunt, uncle, and a couple of cousins. My uncle offering prayer right there at the table, just like Grandpa would have it he had been around.
Next to my Dad, I miss my Grandma the most. I used to dream about her every single night. The first year or so after she died. Now, it's every so often. But I miss her. A lot. That is why the Golden Corral is meaningful to me.
My poor, yet patient boys. They have to put up with me.
After the VERY satisfying lunch, we headed off to the movies and saw this:A fantastic movie! In fact, it will be a purchase for our own, and viewed every Thankgiving. So many meaningful lessons to be taken from it. Little nuggets of wisdom and thought provoking scenes. I think my biggest take-away, is you never know the influence of one good person in the life of another. Loved it! Will likely see it again before it leaves the theaters! And Sandra Bullock? Outstanding performance. Yes, I know there is some Oscar buzz with her name, my fear is, it's not the "oscar type" film so she'll get overlooked. But in my book? Phenomenal!
The day was getting off to a great start........