Saturday, November 30, 2013
Celebrate Good Times, Come On! 11/30
Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events from our week. Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with us.
This week I celebrate traditions - the old, the new, and the undecided!
Our town rings in the Christmas Season the weekend before Thanksgiving by having our Parade of Lights and Downtown Christmas Stroll. A pizza place on Main Street is the perfect place to eat before bundling up, finding the perfect spot, and watching the parade. For years, my husband, two kids and I celebrated this tradition. But the past few years, the kids have ditched mom and dad in order to go with their friends. I guess that is part of parenting older children This year, for some reason, they felt it would acceptable to be seen with us, so we celebrated the old tradition. It was nostalgic...just as a Christmas parade with your children should be...no matter how old they are.
I am a Black Friday shopper! My first career was in retail and I loved every minute of the Christmas shopping season. I love the crowds, the grouchy people, the lines and the traffic jams...well maybe not the last one! Black Friday changed a little bit this year. So, yes, I was out on Thanksgiving night with my daughter celebrating the shopping season - a new tradition which I think I am going to like.
For as long as I can remember, my grandma has made home-made noodles for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She is now 88 years old and can no longer carry on this tradition. The family is still trying to find someone new to take her place, and for some reason my name came up in the conversation. I guess they all think if I can make pies, then I can make noodles! I'll let you know at Christmas if that becomes a new tradition to celebrate! Although I miss her noodles terribly, I am so thankful that she is still with us to celebrate the holidays.
Last but not least...this isn't a tradition but my husband had back surgery Tuesday. Here's to celebrating (hopefully) healing backs!
I hope you had a great week of traditions to celebrate, maybe even creating a few new ones along the way.