Savoring Time Together
A feast we had, but what we really savored was our time together.
My goal was to plan, organize and prepare before we arrived.
Whatever was left behind – we’d do without. Whatever dish didn’t turn out – we’d eat it anyway. I even decided to change our tradition and take a pre-cooked smoked turkey, instead of the usual task of brining, bagging, icing, and cooking a large turkey.
Simplicity was what I was aspiring to.
We brought a few things along to make our table festive, we sang our song of thanks, we lined up our dishes buffet style, and we all enjoyed a beautiful meal together.
Togetherness – enjoying precious quality time together.
Relaxation. Good sleep. Movies. Games (of course many Scrabble games). Conversation. Fishing. Puzzles. Nighttime walks in 20-degree weather. Solitude.
Celebrating the simple things created meaning for our family, in balance and brightness.
Stay tuned for my upcoming post, “Too Much Tradition?”
(Photos: God bless the cooks! Sweet baby Andie! Coughlin kids on the Fall River.)