It is Thanksgiving Day. What are you doing today?
I am spending the day with a rashly large group of relatives. All rowdy individuals. Loudness and boisterous laughter have already broken out. I am sure that I will be telling about them next week, after I have been able to recover from the experience and the food. We already spent many hours last night laughing, eating, having some wine and telling stories about each other. Poor TSiL, he had this shell shocked look on his face when we really got going. Sorry boy but we have you now and there is no going back.
Oh the food. The Chef is preparing her Mac n Cheese. You have not lived until you have tasted the perfection of this. There will be not one but two turkeys, one done on the grill and one deep fried. Both prepared by the Turkey in Chief, Pilot Man.
Oh be still my beating heart. Think of the turkey skin.
There will be stuffing and potatoes and gravy and bread and…..
I think I will stop there. Although I have to say that we will actually have been eating all day by the time we get to the turkey. It is rather embarrassing actually. We have enough food here to feed a small African country.
And there will be CARTOON GIRL! Although I didn’t know that until yesterday when we walked into The Cottage and found her there. Mimi and Papa had flown her out, all the way from the big city, as a surprise birthday present for HHBL. What a wonderful surprise!
THANK YOU PARENTAL UNITS! You done good.
But most of all there will be thanksgiving for all the blessings that we have in our lives. The amazing gift of family who love each other, who LIKE each other, who want to spend time together just because it is fun to do so and not because it is an obligation.
Thanks for a warm and secure home and country in which to celebrate.
For health. Sure I have an ache or pain here and there but who doesn’t when you are 50. Don’t tell me that Jane Fonda doesn’t get up in the morning and groan as she puts her feet on the floor. She might also be groaning because she was married to Ted Turner at one time but that is another story.
I am thankful for HHBL, Cartoon Girl, TMO, TSiL, Shoe Queen and That Nice Greek Boy. Life would be very boring without them. Life would be very lonely without them.
Really, the list of things that I am thankful for is too long to list here because I don’t want to scare you off. I might start talking about liverwurst sandwiches and The Hunt For Red October and coffee and books and KNITTING! and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And things would just go down hill from there.
Please don’t leave me.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are.
And now on to the feast!
Oh Yes, and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful for Amanda. What would I do without her.