Let me begin by hoping that you and yours have had a blessed Thanksgiving.
In my book, that includes these hopes:
- no one choked on a turkey bone
- no one got in an accident driving to or from the location of the feast
- no one overturned the gravy on great-grandma’s linen tablecloth
- if living alone, that you had good food, good music, or a great movie to engage you
- the food was both delicious and plentiful
- the conversation was engaging
- after the meal, you still had room for pie
Since my dear husband’s death earlier this year — I have had many firsts. But I have to say that this Thanksgiving was delightfully happy. My daughter, who lives many states away, is an exquisite baker of pies (she has many talents, but this is the yummiest). The pie that got my attention was baked in a split pie pan. I had no idea that such a pan existed. She baked an apple pie on one side and a cherry pie on the other.
I got to join my brother and his wife for dinner. That was great fun, and I brought home enough for dinner tonight. We went out to a restaurant for dinner, and then they took me to their house to watch the first Christmas movie of the season. When I got home, I was greeted with quite a few messages from friends hoping that I had a good Thanksgiving. Indeed I did.
There is much to be grateful for — and I am, indeed, a very thankful woman.