Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



One of my brothers flew into town last Wednesday, and on this last night of our Thanksgiving weekend I am thankful for all the family time I’ve had these past five days.

Thanksgiving yummy food and big smiles.

My husband, brother and I spent Thursday with my dad’s sister, my aunt, talking about people from generations before, and eating traditional Thanksgiving fare.

The rest of the weekend we hung out around home, watching the nature in my backyard…

Hey! Are you guys going to share any holiday treats with me?

…and today I took him out to Kensington to experience the bird in the hand phenomenon.

Artsy-fartsy bird in the hand image.

All of it was so much fun.

I’ve got my eye on a treat!

He goes home tomorrow, his own dog is anxiously waiting for him, but Katie sure loved having another admirer in the house. We played together in the new snow a couple of times, and she was all smiles.

Uncle Paul took this picture of me. He didn’t know about my treat policy, but I let him off with a warning.

I’m not looking forward to telling her that her new loyal subject won’t be around to wait on her after tomorrow.

I think I’m late leaving for a warmer climate. Maybe I’ll hitch a ride with that Paul guy.

She and I are both going to miss him.

See ya later, Uncle Paul! Come back any time!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

28 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Dawn your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. love the photos! We worked on dinner, pies, and sides most of the day at half pace and enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat, then we sat around the table and tried to figure out how to play the game Wingspan. A good time was had by all, but we were really stumped by Wingspan! Take care and stay well. Peace.


  2. Great pictures. The deer was posting for you.


  3. Oh, nice! This post sure made me smile.


  4. Uncle Paul takes great action shots! Princess in Flight.


  5. Monkey feels the same as Katie, now that Domer has gone back. Such a lovely shot of her in the snow! And I’m still itching to have a bird eat right from my hand. One day, right?!


  6. The best part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family. We also ate a wonderful feast of turkey with all the sides, spent time at our table after eating just talking, then more time in the living room just talking, all four of us. It was wonderful! I’m happy glad you had the same kind of holiday.


  7. What a lovely Thanksgiving you had, Dawn. So nice you were able to celebrate with family. I like the pic of you!


  8. Love this ❤️ what a wonderful Thanksgiving!! 🤩


  9. What a precious time of making memories!! And that photo of Princess Katie running is so beautiful!


  10. Your wonderful gallery of images put a big smile on my face. You clearly had a great time.


  11. This post just made me smile—wonderful to be with family!


  12. Whoop! Blessings … 🙂


  13. How wonderful! Family gathering at its best! And great pictures!


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