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Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Too stuffed to type. Another first in our new house. It's hard to believe how much can change in a year.

Apart from badly scorched chocolate pie filling (my teenage nephew offered chivalrously, "I thought maybe it was coffee-flavored"), Thanksgiving dinner was perfect. Patrick made his mother's dressing. The kids gathered autumn leaves for table decoration. Relatives came with warm casserole dishes and helped us shuffle a thousand puzzle pieces around the coffee table. The edible pies were served on the antique side plates sent by my mother to match the china set I started last Christmas.

The last guest was just sent home with a full foil pan. The kids are playing Lego Star Wars on the Wii. There's a stack of newspaper circulars on the floor telling me to get up early tomorrow and bust some doors, but honestly, I don't see anything in them that I would let come between me and my pyjamas.

At the end of our meal, the men pushed their chairs back from the table and sighed in unison. I feel like one of them. Enough.



Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hear you on the Black Friday shopping. Power to those family members who have energy to do it. Meanwhile I'd wait at home for them to get home with the goods and lavish me with stories about the deals they got.

hehe my word verification is 'exess'.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Happy Turkey Day. No BF for me either. I strictly shop online. It cuts down on my social anxiety tremendously.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Assertagirl said...

I feel full just looking at that photograph! Happy Thanksgiving!

9:18 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Good times. I am in my jammies already. 7:25 pm

9:25 PM  
Blogger Misbehaving said...

If I'm not mistaken, I think I even heard a very feint cyber-burp when I was reading your post.

Now that's a Happy Thanksgiving!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Roshan said...

Everything looks so delicious and tempting.

12:36 AM  
Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

mmmmm sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving!

6:27 AM  

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