My wife and I are having a quiet Thanksgiving,, this year. Most of our family lives in Idaho, but this year we decided to stay home, curl up with chips, candy and a small meal and watch football and lots of old movies.

We have decorated our home with a large Snoopy sock, a small Christmas tree and a Poinsettia. The latter is a Christmas tradition for us and I always look forward to the time we get to enjoy it.

i also have a metal sculpture of Mount Rainier, which I have adorned with Christmas lights.

Yes, this Thanksgiving will be quieter than usual. I think I will be most thankful for the calm and quiet of my little home.