This year the Thanksgiving table will be set with:
- Spice and caramel scented candles
- Pine cones, weird fancy gourds and rosemary centerpieces.
- Zinfandel and Cabernet
- Cheese balls and roasted tomato salsa (I bet you didn’t know cheese has balls)
- Turkey from the smoker outside
- Poets blood
- Roasted onion tart with a ground walnut crust
- Tart apples, sweet pears and pomegranates.
- Surprise dishes that others will bring (but I know they’ll be good)
- And a table set with old silver and old friends.
Once again our feast will be simple but the main courses will be good conversation and the joy of being together for no reason other than to enjoy the company of those we love and be thankful that we are free to gather together without fear.
As a rule we don’t have our guests for dinner. It isn’t the way of our Vampire culture, so feel free to drop by (it will be safe.)
My brother Max is already here sitting in the wingback chair, his long legs stretched out, reading something in a binder, and my calico cat in his lap. Garrett is home with a couple of friends from college. They’re upstairs with my youngest Clara, laughing and listening to music.
Tomorrow will be a full moon so we will be watching to hear the howls of our Werewolf friends.
I look out into the woods behind my house, under the oak trees I can see the Ghosts, standing close. Nigel holds Mary’s hands and brings them to his lips. Then he kisses her and they vanish into the dusk off to wherever Ghosts go when they’re feeling romantic. They are so beautiful and so horrible at the same time.
As we give thanks this year let us remember that those who live so far away are not so different than us. My we all one day give thanks together, no matter where we are, or where we belong.
I gave Max a glass of wine and asked him what he was reading.
He smiled, “I’m reading a wonderful book. Your book.”
If Max thinks something is good then it is good. Wow. I’m thankful it is written and that everyone who read it likes it. No, it isn’t based on this blog or my life.
I give him a kiss on his cold cheek. He smiles at me showing just a slight bit of fang. I’m excited that everyone else will be here by Thursday.
I’ll try to cover the entire holiday season starting right now. So more to come… there will be a few glitches but you know how it is.
Oh, one last thing. I’m grateful for all of you – my readers. More than I can express. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman