The “Live in the Moment” Thanksgiving

So the other week my cell phone told me one day that I was spending an average of 4 hours a day looking at it.  I was horrified.  So this holiday Roger and I were trying to live in the moment…to savor the tastes, the people, the holiday ambience, the love, the food…and guess what…?  It’s not that hard.  The days are longer, there are more moments to think about things, to look around us.  BUT, if you write a blog, you can’t exactly “live in the moment” and take a ton of photos.  These are mutually exclusive activities I discovered.  So here is our holiday, oddly photographed, imperfectly remembered, totally enjoyed.

It always begins with Roger Hull green beans…a recipe he originated 20 years ago…

and then over the river and through the woods to Zachary’s house we go…

where Ashton is setting the table up in the library…

Marie always makes the potatoes and has it down to a science…

food…

sculpture…

pie…

and the next day off to the beach for a weekend with niece Fanny and her friend Forest, George and Jennifer, Barbara.  George made some chicken in broth served on a bed of cabbage…and roasted yams, etc. etc.   YUMMY…

we laughed the whole weekend which was good medicine…here Jennifer shows Roger a video (“we’re excited…” ??)

played a little vinyl…

Fanny made the First cake of “Birthday Week”

Bay report:

and we headed home to drop Fanny and Forest at the train back to Oakland…after a lunch of channeling American Gothic…

and  speaking of trains to the Bay area…Doug sends this picture of my Dad on the left, his sister Vivien, an unknown child and Leona…neighbor and friend…

I’ll admit to a little of this…

but George didn’t bother sneaking…

and my phone told me I was down 22% this week…only 2.5 hours….good lord.

So today the moments were quiet and nice…waking  up in one’s own bed…

the last bit of color on the street…

Thankful.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Lovely! And reading this, from someone who seems to me to always be doing creative things, makes me more phone resistant than ever. Mine is a flip thingy that lives in the bottom of my purse – as a weight to make sure it doesn’t fly away, I guess. In the 3+ years I have had it, I have recharged it 4 times. : )

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