Tuesday, November 25

You Can Go Home Again.

I'll be honest here. I'm not that good at holidays. I think there's a lot of expectations placed on people to make the perfect bird, to be the perfect guest, to make the perfect toast...and to remember to re-button your pants before getting up from the dinner table...you know the drill. So, I don't usually go home. But this year I am...and I'll be facing something vaguely similar to a Royal Tenenbaums tribunal. I could try and explain, but I think most of you probably have sordid stories of your own. I promise to do my best, and be grateful for the people I love. To look past all our flaws, including many of my own. But I do get the wing, damn it! That much I do know. I hope you all have a memorable day. I'll see y'all back here on Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share what you're grateful for.

*This lovely image, is courtesy of carla la.


Amanda said...

am i allowed to be grateful for you? for these little reminders of how wonderful the city I grew up in can be?

Anonymous said...

I'm grateful for the thoughtfulness of my friend's brother, who asked me if I wanted a turkey today!
I'm also grateful for my husband and son, and my father.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family because we all have goofy warts and still love each other.
I recently heard that when you want to think about someone else's weirdness, then you have to think of 2 things that are not so great about yourself. Well that puts an end to it for me. Have a great Thanksgiving and laugh a lot!

Ellen, Eric & Leo said...

aren't we all looking for 'home'? That mysterious place where we are loved for our flaws as well as our strengths? I'm grateful for the knowledge that we are all much more alike than we are different.

Pippin said...

grateful that sarah palin is not our vice president!!! grateful i get 4 days off from work!! grateful for your wonderful webiste!

EB said...

I can't even tell you how much I feel you. No joke.... I likened my family to the Royal Tenenbaums myself today. I hope you find a way to have a nice time.

leaca said...

beautiful shot.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I'm grateful for good health (I've had cancer twice) and two little boys and a husband who I love and who loves me. Friends, family. Grateful for Obama winning the election!

Good for you for making the trip. I've got my fair share of family drama and know it isn't easy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Heidi Jo said...

I'm thankful for my family and how much they care about my hubby and I.

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving amidst any awkwardness.

Marla said...

lovely image!

i'm thankful for my family and our health. Thanksgiving can def. be stressful...I just make sure to have a glass of wine nearby :)

Have a wonderful holiday!

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

I am grateful for my family and all the baggage literally and figuratively that accompanies them. I'm looking forward to all 24 of us sitting around a table enjoying each others company.

t h a i t r a i t said...

I'm thankful for a lovely family, who is almost 2000 miles away from me. I know they love me and understand that it is difficult to be together for holidays.
I am so entirely thankful to be able to spend the day with my dear husband and him only! And a fireplace...and a walk by a rushing creek...and a yoga class on Thanksgiving morning.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Charlie said...

Oh you will be in very muddy Los Angeles with all of us ? I am thankful to my friends here, who are my family. I wasn't raised with Thanksgiving but I am more than happy to celebrate it.
Happy Thanksgiving to you.

mazsu said...

your blog is beautiful!!! i love it :o)

rinarina said...

i am grateful for what i am today. for having family i can count on. for having friends that i can share thoughts, laughter even sadness. for accomplish small things that does matter.. Thanks God!

Anonymous said...

My motto this Thanksgiving with my family is Assume Good Intentions. I hope that that will help us all just try to relax and enjoy one another. Maybe it can be your motto too. And I am thankful to know that even though that will be my motto, my family is not Royal Tenenbaum-ish at all. Just weird in their own ways. : )

Can't wait to hear about your weekend, and hope it's sordid-free.


Szilvia said...

Thank you for always inspiring and for sharing this with us.

I think a lot of us have the dream of how a family should be but the reality of it, we're all just human. With being human comes having fears, pains and angers, and those things can easily get in the way of harmony.

I'm being hesitant myself to go "home" and spend christmas with my family. One on one, we're all people who want nothing but love and we all get along beautifully. Put us together and, well, let's say most cats and dogs get along better.

This year I'm practising the ancient art of "leave me out of it" and I'll do my best to focus on the positive things.

Hopefully I won't have to take a vacation to recoup from the holidays! ;-)

nadia said...

i am grateful for this post..and if it like royal tenenbaums that it will all be done with style.

happy thanksgiving!

molly said...

I'm grateful for friends and family and that magical group of people that fall into both categories.

Oh, and perky tits engendered by "bad backs."

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p.s. Happy Thanksgiving :)

katie said...

I'm thankful for discovering your blog this morning -it's lovely!
I'm thankful for my family, my health, my job, my cats, a roof over my head, sunshine, my space, my freedom, nature, food, warmth...I could keep going, but I won't. I just try to concentrate on the thankful things as opposed to the meal deal and general holiday stress (I'm the only vegetarian, and I keep my politics to myself, but the bird thing is pretty oogie to me). I still hope you got your wing though! :)

Tina said...

I`m thankful for friends and family because they'll always be there for me, they take care of me and they make life happy. They make me happy.

Sunny said...

the usual, friends and family...and apple pie
tiny lights
soft beds
guava wine
good cheese
flax crackers

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope your holiday was ENJOYABLE!
I'm thankful... I can now decorate for Christmas!

Informixx said...

great shot!