Thanksgiving Day was quiet
Yesterday was not much different than any other day for me. In some ways, it was rather uneventful. I suppose those are the days for which we can all wish!
I drove into Tacoma and picked up RGD at a Park'n'Ride, and we made the hour-long journey north to see our daughter. Except for a short five-mile stretch, there was relatively no traffic of which to speak.
I let him drive, so I could start on another crocheted scarf.
When we arrived, she had been in the middle of a deep clean of her kitchen. She looked so tired, but not only for the cleaning.
She is under a considerable amount of stress. I think she may have believed that, once her divorce was over, life would get easier and others would "do the right thing." Of course, reality does not always match idealism.
We ended up going out to a local chain restaurant, Shari's, where we had a meal and a chance to spend a couple of hours together.
I opted for the "Thanksgiving Dinner," they offered, but I should have gone with the Pot Roast that RGD ordered, or the breakfast that DML ate.
My turkey dinner was pretty much flavorless and lukewarm, with gravy over everything. They were also out of pumpkin pie for the dessert option. The saving grace was their butternut squash soup. I loaded up nearly a full container of the food and gave it to RGD to take home.
We dropped DML back home, and made our way south. I drove back home another hour after dropping RGD at his car.
I am glad to have been able to spend a bit of time with her, and pray that someday she can be happy and less stressed again. But, under the circumstances, it will take some time. I just wish I could make it easier.
© 2015 Coral Levang
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