Thursday, November 27, 2008

A turkey of a day...

...even though it's sunny and shirt-sleeve warm with an almost cloudless sky overhead.

Hard to believe it was like this just a few hours ago...



Holidays depress the hell out of me. They really do.

I've been trying to work on getting the last of my crap necessities stashed in their proper places, but can't work up any enthusiasm for the task. The place doesn't look too bad except for the big pile in the middle of the floor. Maybe by the end of the day I'll have it dispensed with.

And maybe I won't.

It's a consolation to know that those I care most about -- and those who are friends -- are enjoying the "family & friends" bit with their nearests and dearests.... Me? I got a call from a guy who bought a car -- more or less in pieces -- from me something like 15 years ago. He managed to track me down, and wanted me to know it is almost done. He thinks it'll be road-worthy next year.

Do you know how difficult it is to work up enthusiasm to listen to that?

Ah, memories.

That wasn't the call I hoped to get. Hell, it wasn't any one of the several calls I hoped to get. I'm shy about dialing up people who may just be settling down to their Thanksgiving feast, or who might (make that should) be celebrating in some way.

I should go do some laundry. No, the Happy Hindu market is open. Maybe I'll walk over and buy a package of turkey slices so I can join in the holiday spirit.

5 comments:

joan said...

Quiet here. Walked down to a restaurant for lunch with my son. Weird not have a group for a feast at my house. All the best to you. You are part of what I am thankful for.

MrScribbler said...

Joan -- As you are part of what I am grateful for! There are a few times I don't forget, and you are a part of at least one (if not two, or more) of them....

John0 said...

It is very odd to see all this rain in SoCal. It is plenty welcome on Ballistic Mountain. So quickly we become accustomed to perpetual spring.
I hope with the slice of turkey from the Hindu store that you feel the relief the new mini apartment brings

Glad we aren't in the burned out mudslide zone.

puzzlepeace said...

I'm shy about making those calls here too. Luckily, I had an excuse to be alone this Thanksgiving--I had to work. At least the source I did my story on invited me over to dinner. Before the turkey came out, I skipped out to smoke some hash. Made the loneliness more bearable.

MrScribbler said...

puzzle -- An interesting choice of remedies! "Bearable" is a better state than most of the alternatives....