Anyway, enough complaining! Normally, I'm cheerful enough in November. Thanksgiving is coming, a second time for me! In October, I went up to Canada to share Canadian Thanksgiving with my Grandma Leighton, my sister, Becca, and my Mom and Dad, (they live in Boca Raton, Florida, since they retired) who make the trip up every year. So for our Thanksgiving, I get to do whatever I want. I thought Joel and I would be spending it together; I'd cook a chicken, build a fire in the fireplace... romantic, just the two of us.
Instead Joel has to go away. He has a sales trip, and with the airports jammed up over the Thanksgiving week, he needs to get an early start, so he's flying out today. Sigh.
But I'm not going to worry about it. I'll have Thanksgiving dinner with my sister, Becca and best friends, Valetta and DeeDee.
Then I can start to think about Christmas. Queensville does a December tourism promotion called 'Dickens Days' and I love it! I work part time at the Emporium and some other shops in town, especially in the winter, and I love to set up the Christmas display for the Klausner's. They own the Emporium and still run it, even though they're both almost ninety, so they certainly can't climb up ladders or crawl under counters. Besides, the vintagey side of me loves to rummage through all of their old stuff; Mr. Klausner's toy train set from the 1930s and Mrs. K's dolly from her childhood will go under a Victorian decorated tree.
But I sure am going to miss Joel for the next week or so. I hope he has more time over Christmas, so we can do 'couple' things together! I was just talking the other day about what we should do New Year's Eve, and he gave me the strangest look, and said, "Do we have to plan so far ahead?" I said it wasn't that far away, but he had to make a business call about then, and we somehow never got back on the topic. I'll tackle him about New Year's Eve when he comes back from his trip.