Wednesday, November 24, 2010
On this eve of Thanksgiving, I'm sure a lot of you out there are busy with preparation for cooking, hosting, or traveling for this holiday. Today is when I make my pies (apple and pumpkin) and enjoy a night with the family (whoever isn't working, that is).
We have always stayed home as a family with me doing the cooking, Peter outside or in the garage catching up on projects, and the kids just relaxing. I never wanted to cart them around when they were little so it's always been the four of us with the only rule being that everyone has to wear a shirt to the dinner table. Pajamas are all right, too!
Peter always helps with the clean up and storage of leftovers. I usually make sure I have a supply of freezer bags on hand to freeze dinner-size portions for the future. The pies and cranberry sauce and stuffing never seem to make it to the freezer, though.
I hope that wherever you're celebrating the holiday, or how many tasks and chores you have to do, that you will enjoy this special day and know how much you have to be thankful for. Enjoy your family and friends and treasure the time that you have with them.
I pray for traveling mercies for anyone that will be on the highways and byways and on the trains and planes.