Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Normally, I’m a glass half empty kind of girl, not usually one to give thanks for things. Sadly, it’s something I picked up from my Mother and not one of my more appealing traits. So, I thought, for once, I’m going to think about all the things I’m thankful for.
I’m currently making four pies and deviled eggs for the family dinner tomorrow. In this case, I’m thankful for my job, that allowed me to pay for all the ingredients. I’m also thankful that my Grandmother and my Mother taught me to cook and bake when I was young. It’s an invaluable skill.
The love of my life is upstairs doing Calculus homework. I’m thankful I don’t have to do that! I’m also thankful he was here to manhandle the pie dough as it was WAY too cold for me to roll out immediately. He will also be pealing 15 eggs for me later, so I’m again thankful he’s here because I hate pealing eggs.
My brother is visiting tonight and he’s sitting behind me on the couch playing Lego: Lord of the Rings. I’m thankful my brother and I have a better relationship as adults than we had as kids. I’m thankful he was able to come into town and bring me back my egg caddy and I’m thankful he drove the love of my life to Papa Murphy’s to get a quick dinner since I have to make 4 pies and deviled eggs tonight.
I’m thankful I have a family to get together with tomorrow. The laughter, the smells, the hugs. No matter how much they get on my nerves at times, I don’t know what I’d do without them.
The house smells of pumpkin and Lego Orcs are grunting in the background. It’s going to be a good holiday.