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Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a day to reflect upon our blessings, eat 5 million calories, watch football and live with gratitude. I started my morning at the gym with a little Xtend Barre followed by weights. Of course, I strategically timed my work out before Thanksgiving dinner, so I won’t feel to awful about all of the things I’m about to eat.
As I baked the cheesecake last night, I started watching a new show that is wonderful. My colleague recommended The Durrells of Corfu as it reminded her of my kids.. This ITV produced show takes place in the mid 1930s in Britain and Corfu, Greece. It follows the story of a widow and her four children (3 boys and 1 girl), who move to Greece after getting fed up with life in England. As an aside, the show runs on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater in the States.
I quickly realized why this show reminded my co-worker of my kids. The show’s writers based it on the books written by the youngest Durrell. The youngest son Jerry, much like my kids, caught and brought home every animal he caught. Of course, the mom losing her cool on her kids that weren’t listening to her or helping around the house resonated with me as well. The scenery, the characters and the plot are quite interesting. My kids and I will definitely continue to watch this show.
Today we’ll be heading to my brother’s for a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. It’s a far cry from the large gatherings we were accustomed to as kids, but its a nice change of pace. I remember watching movies at my grandma’s with the family on the holidays. One year we watched Star Wars Emperor Strikes Back and another year we watched Gremlins. Speaking of gremlins, I’m pretty sure if I don’t get enough sleep tonight, I may turn into one tomorrow morning.
To all my friends and family, I am forever grateful that you are in my life. If there’s anything I’ve learned in 2017, its that life is precious and not promised. Let’s be thankful today for the beautiful people that have helped shape our lives. Let’s be grateful for the opportunity to rise and grind another day. Lastly, today we remember those that are no longer with us. While they may no longer be with us physically, they’ll always be with us in our hearts.
Today’s song is the Beatle’s masterpiece “A Day In The Life.” This song penned by Lennon and McCartney is one of my favorites and is both haunting and beautiful. Moreover, this song features one of the most famous ending chords. Interestingly, when Paul McCartney played A Hard Days Night in Miami he and his band ended on this chord. (I hadn’t picked up on it, but my music expert Jake certainly did.)