It's that time of year again... a time for counting our blessings, for feasting with family & friends and for giving thanks. Not that giving thanks shouldn't be a year round activity; we do set aside one day at the end of November of each year specifically to count all of the many blessings bestowed upon each of us through the year & offer our thanks. That day is quickly approaching... only three days away!
Childhood friends from the mainland and members of our Maui family will all descend upon our household on thursday afternoon to share a home cooked meal and raise a glass (or three) in gratitude. Two turkeys thaw in the chillbox awaiting their eventual fate. Various fruits from the yard and neighborhood are being gathered to add local flavor to the meal.
This year, as with each previous one, I am grateful for so much... for a devoted partner who continues to tolerate my eccentricities, a comfortable home which the bank continues to allow me to occupy, a recovering economy and increasing assignment load, for Nikki - a great assistant, for the opportunities for extensive travel in exotic locales, for wonderful friends old & new scattered around the globe, for good health, great neighbors, and so, so much more!
Thank you cosmos... thank you all!