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I am joining the fun over at
Here are her currently prompts for November
I am loving Autumn! I turned 60 this year and I have noticed a few changes. One of which is that I am
beginning to feel a shift in my favourite holidays or times of year. I've always loved Christmas time but
this year I am feeling nostalgic about Thanksgiving.
My mum passed away in 2021 so the past few Thanksgivings have been sort of a struggle.
We had always gathered at her house so I had/have to create new traditions.
The first year my husband and I went to Maine with his sons to visit his sister and mother.
Last year we went to my daughter's house. It was wonderful to be with my grandchildren.
I have a few options this year.
No matter what we do or where we go there will always some sorrow at her absence.
We will all feel it.
I have made tentative plans to spend Thanksgiving with my sister in Connecticut.
Her husband is going to be with his family and the travel is difficult for her.
She is a cancer survivor.
(There is no victory without a degree of loss and she has neuropathy and chronic pain)
Both of her sons live plane rides away and her daughter will be with her boyfriend's family.
Though I will miss spending Thanksgiving with my grandchildren I am excited to spend this
special time with my sister. My husband has to work so it will be just the both of us.
I am not looking forward to the holiday traffic but I am looking forward
to this special opportunity to spend time with my sister.
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