Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SO Thankful : )

Today, I'm cleaning house and getting ready for Thanksgiving. I still have a few loads of laundry to catch up and a ton of shopping to do! My husband wonders why I go to all the trouble since we always have Thanksgiving at my brother-in-law's house, and I have to admit I've questioned this myself. I mean, seriously ... Putting on a "Turkey Day" feast for my measly clan does seem like a lot of work. There's a big, fat turkey that requires basting, sweet-potatoes that demand to be whisked and fluffed. I suppose it is a lot of "to-do" for just my little family of five, especially when we're having such a big shin-dig with the cousins, aunts, uncles...the whole family...

So what! I don't care!! I'm making my own turkey, dammit! I guess I'm a tad eccentric in that I cannot pass up the joyous tears that come from endlessly chopping white onions ; ) or the delectable smell of sage and celery simmering on the stove, not to mention the cold, dry left-overs. Can't live without those. So, yes, I will be scampering down the grocery aisles today, on the prowl for my very own little "Butterball," and even though I won't be cooking it until after Thanksgiving, trust that I'll be enjoying myself.

All jokes aside, I know it doesn't really matter whether or not I make a turkey; the real highlight of Thanksgiving is that my family is healthy, happy, and together to celebrate the day. For that, I am forever thankful.

I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes, by American Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Sibert Cather, that goes like this "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." Such truth in so few words... 

So with that, my HOPE for you and yours this Thanksgiving is that the DAY be filled with LOVE, family and good friends. Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving, friends!