Yeah I know it was Thanksgiving yesterday but I am usually a day late and a dollar short so what else is new. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. I had a wonderful time and wonderful food, cooked of course by yours truly. Thanksgiving is a time of tradition where you dig up the old family favorite recipes, blow the dust off of them and bring them out to oohs and ahhs of delight from family members as they savor the remembered tastes from their pasts. A time to engage in watching the traditional Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in the morning, enjoying the aromas of all the foods as they are cooking, cheering for your favorite football team to win and of course taking a well deserved nap after eating all the wonderful food everyone in the family prepared. It is a time to give thanks for all that you have family, shelter, warmth, food, etc. I also think of Thanksgiving as a time to take a breath and get ready for the upcoming Christmas holiday season. Although I am not quite prepared to go so far as to join the shopping madness of Black Friday I do get ready to decorate my house, gather Christmas wish lists from family and friends and mail out those Christmas cards to one and all.