Saturday, November 26, 2016
Now That Thanksgiving Is Over…
I forgot to write my blog for today. Well, not exactly. Obviously I wrote one because here it is. The problem is that I didn't write it ahead of time as I usually do. I try to get my blog posted by noon (or shortly after) each Saturday. Right now it's Saturday at 11:15AM Central time and I'm just starting to write without having anything firmly in my mind beyond a general concept.
How did this happen? That's a good question. And the answer is—Long Holiday Weekend. Instead of having extra time available due to a holiday, I have confusion due to the fact that today is the third Sunday this week and there's still one more Sunday to go before things return to normal (or as normal as things get for a writer).
Last Wednesday seemed like Saturday because it was preparation for the next day's Thanksgiving holiday—out-of-town relatives visiting, grocery shopping the day before Thanksgiving (talk about a major mistake I always swear will never happen again!), preparing my assigned dish to take to my brother's house for the large gathering and feast. Which, of course, made the next day seem like Sunday even though it was only Thursday. Then yesterday, the day after Thanksgiving and in reality only Friday, naturally seemed like Sunday. And since today isn't Monday, it must be Sunday…again. Are you noticing a pattern here? :)
And there's still tomorrow, the fourth Sunday this week—the real Sunday—before things finally return to normal on Monday.
If you are the one who had all the friends and family to your house for Thanksgiving turkey with all the traditional trimmings, you've probably been eating leftovers for two days and by now you don't want to see another turkey sandwich for a while.