It was a great meal. The bird cooked magnificently, we gorged on sherry-laced stuffing, delectable caramelized sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. There was a nice Pinot Blanc, a homemade pumpkin pie, and the secret dessert, a raspberry chocolate bombe (the girlie and her grandma whipped that one up).
We're really loving the tradition of the Thanks Box, too. We start writing things down in late October and the box gets stuffed full. The box is opened at dessert, all slips dumped into a bowl and round the table it goes, everyone pulling and reading aloud. I don't want to subject you to all of our craziness, but I'll pull a few out and give you a taste. Come on, you've got a little room left for something small and sweet, haven't you?
*all family members are mentioned, usually several times, and this time was no exception.
Here are a random 10 "I'm thankful for....."
*bosses who don't suck
*mistaking squirrels for hawks (complicated back story)
*Marymoor off-leash dog park
*M's music teacher
*swimming pools without chlorine
*flowers--especially small carnations
Barack Obama got three slips.
I'm off to check the holiday bus schedule for tomorrow.
Thanks, all. I'm glad to be in November of 2008--last November was none-too-pleasant. Very thankful to see an old welshie snoozing at my feet, dreaming of having the house smell like this all year-round.