Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

I spent Thanksgiving with my brother, sister in law, and her family in Grand Bay, Alabama. I contributed some glorious loaded mashed potatoes. I'm so proud. :-)

It was a really good day. My body handled it better than expected. The effects of over-eating and too much physical activity didn't hit me until today. It has been a really bad day, I have to say. Two hours sleep, violent nightmares, severe pain head to toe, and the usual muscle weakness = rough times. It could have been worse, and I'm still 100% grateful that I had an acceptable day with my family the day before. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

I even let my Facebook friends choose my wardrobe, which was amusing. They have pretty great taste, and I trust their judgment much more than I trust my own. I have ZERO fashion sense. But I dressed up, and it was fun. I even wore a cute black hat (not shown...sorry, or you're welcome, whichever applies).

I can't go without showing y'all (via Facebook screenshots) the incredible sunrises and sunsets we've been having. November is always the best month for them. I don't know why that is, but they're always spectacular.

Sunrise November 24th

Sunset November 24th

Both photos courtesy of Jim Howton. Not altered. If you want proof, check out Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson's Facebook videos here and here. Doesn't get any better.

Hope everyone in the U.S. had a nice Thanksgiving. As we move into the official holiday season, let us remember that not everyone feels happy during this time of year. Let's be kind.