We had Thanksgiving dinner today on the back porch, social distanced,
with my son Sam, and his girlfriend, Emily. We were so focused before the
meal on what was different this year, that we couldn’t have imagined how
delightful and enjoyable it would be.
But as we prepared, we decided to string some lights around our back porch.
We experimented with chair heaters that were not successful, and placed a
long antique table in the middle of the porch covered in a white table cloth,
with tea lights in glass jam jars, so that we could serve the food and be far
enough away from each other. We wore masks when we moved around,
but not when were were seated and eating.
Everything was so different! We were outside in the cold, and guess what
so was half the neighbourhood -- celebrating outside so they could be with
family safely. We could hear the laughter and happy conversations as we had
our dinner. The meal was delicious -- roast turkey, stuffing, broccoli, wonderful
roasted potatoes, gravy, homemade cranberry jelly. We finished it with delicious
pie from the wonderful people at Marvellous Edibles at the Brickworks market,
and ice cream. Of course we had wine, and for our pescatarian -- salmon.
We had so much fun. I loved it. It did get colder as the night wore on, and we all
added layers of clothing. We thought about Christmas, and winter, and what will
we do if the current level of Corona Virus continues? But we don’t have to know
that today. All we know is that we had a wonderful dinner, and that we love our family
and we wish that we could all have been together. Love you family.
And thank you everyone who reads my blog for being so wonderful with your
comments and support.