Saturday, November 29, 2014
Why I am so thankful for my super smart 2013 self!
As October came to a close, I flipped the calendar to a new month and found this. A note! A note from my 2013 self. And here is what it said:
You see, my 2013 self was very smart. She knew a few things about herself. For starters, she knew that she was prone to selective amnesia regarding certain events. This plays out in thoughts like this: Surely the turkey wasn't that bad. The meal couldn't possibly have taken that many days to prepare. It wasn't really that expensive, was it?
Yes. Yes to all of the above. I just had to look in my financial book to see that I spent $75 on a dry, tasteless bird last year. Apparently, free range organic turkey equates to dry and nasty. It's all of those preservatives and artificial ingredients that make that Butterball turkey so delicious.
And so I listened to 2013 Mary Rose and I ordered the Bob Evans thanksgiving feast...an entire meal for the price that I paid for the aforementioned nasty bird. And it was delicious! I served it up on my fancy Spode turkey plates and Longaberger dishes, and we enjoyed it just as if it had cost me $300 and a week of preparation.
So what did I do with all of that free time on Thanksgiving Day? I enjoyed the guests that came for dinner.
It was a lovely day!
I am pretty sure there is a message waiting for me for the month of December...which is Monday, my friends. Aack! It's time to buy a new calendar for 2015! May I make a suggestion? Leave your future self a few notes on that calendar. You will be one year older and one year wiser for the effort.
Hope your Thanksgiving was full of blessings!