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Old 11-26-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Feeling the extended effects of Thanksgiving

We've returned home from our family visit for Thanksgiving and I'm feeling a little overloaded. No, it's not excessive tryptophan like most would think. I'm feelin' the crazy effects of excessive thankfulness.

We had a great trip, visiting my mother-in-law and stayed out three nights/four days. This is the longest trip we've done in a long time, maybe, ever. The dogs eased right into the routine, even though we've not been out for almost a year, blending into the trailer/camping lifestyle and being good neighbors. Not too much barking.

Gladys was a huge success, even in the cold, with temperatures in the mid-twenties at night and mid-fifties during the day: classic shoulder weather, in my opinion. We joked with my mother-in-law about writing a great review for camping in her yard as if it were a boondocking experience. This holiday was so much sweeter because we felt extremely grateful not having to rush home because we already had our dogs with us. The nights were restful and the mornings were sublime.

This morning I watched the frost melt from the windshield of my truck when the sun crested over the horizon to begin waking the day from the deep azure blue of the disappearing night and I was touched by the grace of God's handiwork.

We arrived home before dinner and as we cleaned up from our extended weekend, putting the remnants of the camping trip equipment into their respective storage slots, I felt a great peace wash over me. Being home, coming home, and settling in for the coming work week,...was nice and the sunshine that warmed the afternoon air was like a hug, welcoming us back to our little cabin in town; our house, our home.

It's getting on toward bedtime now and most of the laundry is done, the dinner dishes will be finished soon and the dogs have long since "assumed the position" of sleeping curled up on their respective blankets. The only sound I hear is the keyboard as I type these words and it's really good to be home. I'm very thankful for all that I have been blessed with in my life. I feel like Thanksgiving is continuing a lot longer than an extended weekend. I hope it's the same for y'all.

Be well, and be blessed...

bill(not laura)
"All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost..." J.R.R. Tolkien
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:58 PM   #2
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In reality, chicken contains more tryptophan than turkey.
Any, shall we say lack of energy/drowsiness after a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is due to excessive consumption and not an effect of tryptophan.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:05 AM   #3
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Very good post Bill. The buildup, the doing, the finish and after thoughts to reflect on.
Much better outcome than one family trip I had in one of the motor homes I've had. Every thing that could happen except a blown motor/tranny happened. Pulled up in front of the house around 1 am and 3 or 4 tons of weight lifted off my shoulders. We all went in the house and a I really wouldn't have cared if the thing burnt to the ground. I like your story much better .
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