Friday, November 26, 2010

Giving Thanks

If you have been present for one of my many “Reasons Why Thanksgiving is a Pretentious Holiday that Furthers a Great Lie in History” rants, you are well aware that I hate the historical aspect of Thanksgiving because it is based on a fallacy. 

However, I am completely supportive of a holiday that gives us all time to pause, reflect, and realize how truly blessed we are in our lives.  Very few of us have more than very little to complain about.  We have a great many things to be grateful for.

This year, I have been most grateful for my husband.  We continue to grow and change.  But as we do, we continue to love and accept one another.  We are wonderful partners in life, and I am thankful for the fact that we are more in love now than ever.  We still crave time with one another and savor the moments we get. 

Also, I am thankful for my daughter.  Nothing – and I mean 
nothing – fixes your day like a hug from a daughter who loves you and a smile to show you that she thinks the world of you.  It reminds you constantly that you have been blessed beyond belief and your life pretty much rocks.

The last one I will mention, to keep this from being an epic post, is that I am thankful for my job.  I get to go to work everyday knowing that what I do has an impact on the lives of many.  I know that I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I was meant to do in life.

Family is extremely special to me.  I was so thankful that yesterday we were able to spend time with not only my side of the family, but Doc’s family was kind enough to have us over as well! 

I “head chef-ed” for my family’s feast – but my Mom, Evelyn and I dawned our aprons and got to work!  

Being head chef meant I got to carve the turkey this year!  I had to learn how to do all the holiday food jobs in case I am alone in the kitchen somewhere like Casper next year!

But it doesn’t mean that I got out of my oldest job ever – stirring the gravy.  I have been doing this job since I started helping with Thanksgiving.  But my sister will be passed the whisk this Christmas season.

It was pretty stinking tasty if I do say so myself!  I wish I had pictures from our time with both families, but I was enjoying myself too much to remember the camera!
I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday as well!
Did anyone try new recipes?  Learn a new holiday trick?  Eat way too much of something?

1 comment:

  1. I am finally able to get on a real computer and update myself on your blog!! I loved the last three! Congrats on becoming an aunt squared :) and I'm glad you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to see you on New Years and show you our house! :) I miss you so stinkin much!!! Love you!