I got back from my Thanksgiving holiday this afternoon. When I walked in my apartment, the first thing I saw was a new flower on my peace lily plant.
If you are unfamiliar with the story of my peace lily plant, and the significance of a new flower, I encourage you to read this post.
Coming home to a new flower felt like my sister and my father were greeting me as I returned from this past weekend. I smiled and offered a prayer of gratitude.
Then I managed to shove eight containers full of cookies in my freezer.
This is a collection of most of what I will need to bring with me for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Once again, I am headed to my sister Caroline’s house. I will celebrate Thanksgiving with her husband’s family on Thursday.
But the real reason I am excited about an escape from reality will take place on Saturday. That is the day we gather for the annual DiNoto Cookie Bake. Regular readers know how much I look forward to this family tradition, as I have written about it in several posts.
Tonight I am grateful to have an accessible place to run to when I need a break. My brief escape from day-to-day reality also gives my Personal Assistants a respite. How fortunate I am to have a sister who is willing and able to assist me from time to time.