thanksgiving, 2011: the afterglow

     This year was a bit unusual for me. We had five for Thanksgiving dinner, two or three stragglers arriving later and six friends arriving later for dessert. For a person accustomed to serving around a hundred people on a weekly basis, this can be a little sad. And quiet.
     After initial clean-up, our girls, two human and three canine, are dozing. My mother-in-law made her way through the fifty pound newspaper that arrived in the morning. I snuck off to begin posting before pictures. And the men run upstairs in search of football.
     We enjoyed our spread... so very thankful for the abundance God has provided. As we sipped coffee and contemplated another piece of pie, I began to mull over the Christmas decorating.
     Hmmm, when will we get our tree? Which ribbon will go with the new ornaments my sis bought me? What will I put on the mantle this year?
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the afterglow lingers on. 

     "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."  Colossians 3:17

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