Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving

Ah yes, a promised turkey day post. Today was nice and relaxing. It has been a very long while since I last had the opportunity to sleep in. Today I was afforded that luxury, and though by many standards nine isn’t the longest to sleep in, when you are used to waking up between 5:30 and 6:30, nine seems very nice. Thankfully I got my laundry done, and I also had some time to just relax and think this morning. Everyone needs time to themselves sometimes; it seems that finding it is really the challenge. In my personal time today I was able to do some non school related studying, and also spent a few minutes contemplating thanksgiving in general. All things considered, I there are many things for which I am profoundly grateful. Though this probably isn’t the place to get into it, suffice it to say that I am grateful for the life that I have.

Thanksgiving dinner was held this afternoon at the grandparent’s home. A very classic thanksgiving meal by menu, excellently prepared, and well presented. It is always nice to break bread with those you love and respect. We ate well, and had some good conversations. I was pleased to see how helpful everyone was in putting on the event as dinner for 23 is a suitable task for anyone.

I am watching my “thanksgiving holiday” evaporate before my eyes, and am just now wondering how on earth I am going to accomplish the to-do list. I guess it will be like everything else, one small task at a time. Only three more weeks to the end of fall semester, at that point some well deserved R&R is in order, until then, I must muster the strength and stamina to finish the race. One lesson I learned today is that perhaps I should try to widen my focus a bit more to take in more than school and work. Most of the rest of the world manages to do this, and tunnel vision over anything may not be the healthiest of characteristics. I will have to give that idea some more thought.

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