I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
— G.K. Chesterton
That may be some cheesy Real Simple Thought of the Day but you know what? I totally agree with it.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I mean, it's all about food and family and NOT about gifts or shopping --what's not to love? This year I didn't cook anything because I was busy having a nervous breakdown about showing our house, etc., and because we've travelled to my mother's house so I can help with the cooking here. I was in charge of the turkey. I kept setting the timer so I would baste it every 30 minutes.
Except one of those time, I turned the whole oven off instead of the timer.
Luckily, my brother had brought a turkey to deep fry and because he is smart (and handsome!) there was no question of him taking himself out of the gene pool, ala the Darwin awards, know what I'm sayin'? Because HIS turkey came out perfect.
Just don't ask about mine. But when you remember it, remember it fondly. Like this:
Those are the grandchildren. I have two, and each of my siblings has one and my brother has a stepchild.
It was So. Good. to see my family. My niece and nephews. My kids through their eyes.
More about all this tomorrow. No really.