Thanksgiving this year looks to be very different from the last several years. My dad and step-mom have other plans, so I won't be having smoked turkey then. I'm not really sure what the plans will be, but it won't be the same.
My sister was apparently wanting to come for Thanksgiving too. It would have been nice to see her. But there's always Christmas.
On the plus side, for the first time in more years than I'd like to remember, Ace and I will be able to do something more for Christmas than just go visit people. We should be able to buy gifts for my family and maybe give gift cards to Ace's family.
Things are starting to look up. And I'm holding onto that.