We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and have as much to be thankful for as do we. We were fortunate to host a good number of our relatives and friends Thursday. Joyce cooked and cleaned like crazy starting Tuesday evening, most all of Wednesday up to after 11 PM, and then was up again at 4 to put the bird in the oven.
With so much to do and so many coming to visit, I of course left early Thanksgiving morning to run the annual Feaster Five run in North Andover. I meet our cousin Michael at the starting line, and tried to locate cousins Chris and Kristin with no luck. It was a wonderful morning for the run, clear, sunny and not too cold. After the run, Mike and I both departed quickly to get back home. Although Joyce was under a lot of pressure and scrambling to get everything ready for the afternoon dinner, she was delighted to see me and hear that the run went well. That, and the roses helped too.
As we enter the holiday season, we wish you all health, happiness and the best of times with your family and friends.