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Monday, December 02, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

It was good timing that Thanksgiving fell last week. Otherwise I may not have taken time to feel grateful amidst all the chaos.

Kev and I had a rough start to our week and faced some trials that left me out of sorts for quite a few days. Everything got worked out, but I was not in a place to feel a whole lot of gratitude or excitement. Suddenly, the thought of preparing and hosting Thanksgiving dinner felt too overwhelming and I wasn't sure how I was going to swing it when all I really wanted to do was stay in bed.

But my sister arrived and helped me with Aspen and all the food prep. We made four pies and buckets of mashed potatoes and cooked the heck outta that turkey. Aspen was entertained and babied  by her Aunt and Uncle and even threw a big enough tantrum that Sophia fed her frozen waffles for Thanksgiving lunch instead of the delicious meal we had prepared. One of these days she'll eat real food, right?

So, although I was tired and stressed, I had a reminder to be grateful. When we sat around the table and there was enough food for everyone, I was grateful. And when everyone went on a bike ride so I could lay down and recover from a morning spent preparing a feast, I was grateful. And when we got out all the Christmas decorations and put up the tree, I was grateful. And since Sophia stayed though the weekend and kept giving Aspen excessive amounts of attention, I was grateful. Having a little break and the opportunity to get some things done for myself was much-needed after all the insanity of the few days prior. Plus, with Aspen entertained almost non-stop by her Auntie, Kev was free to get a lot of work done in the basement, finishing the 2nd bedroom and clearing out the garage FOR MY CAR!!

And, really, the week could only get better when I ended up with a fridge full of leftover pumpkin pie.

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4 comments:

  1. That turkey and pie look delish. Yay for garage parking for your car & glad you got some you time.

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    1. I just wish we were done clearing the garage already! I had to scrape snow off my car this morning and it made me grumpy.

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  2. It isn't Thanksgiving without something going wrong, at least it wasn't the food. The turkey and pie look amazing. I'm glad you got some me time too. I hope everything is ok with you guys.

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    1. Things are alright, just had a rough week!

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