Gabriella Hewitt


November 2014

Wow! Can’t believe another month has come and gone so quickly. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Soon it will be turkey, family and friends gathered around the table to delve into cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, baked yams, bean casserole and sparkling cider.

I have a love hate relationship with this day. i love the food but hate cooking. Love the friends and family but hate the disruption and noise. Love cleaning up the house and making it festive, hate cleaning it up afterwards. My dishwasher can never handle the load. Love watching the football games but hate watching the team I like lose.

Yes, it one of those days which never ceases to amaze me. So much to be thankful for, yet so much to regret. It is that kind of holiday you dread because of the nosy, probing question or irritating relative that has no filter. The messing, noisy kids that track mud and grass int he house, the dogs salivating and threatening to steal the turkey off the table. A lot of aggravation for one day. Yet, the memories are priceless. For all the headache, the time spent is worthwhile, for one day there will be less of the irritation as the loved ones grow up, move away, or pass away. The fuss that at one time annoyed the hell out of you, now makes you smile because you realize that it was the most thankful and grateful moments you could have asked for, even if the come with a side of burnt macaroni pie.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs and Kisses,

Gabriella Hewitt