11-24-2016, 01:39 PM
None of the topics on the bingo board came up. We brought my grandmother over (I know people have been saying this for at least 30 years, but this one might actually be her last). Turkey was cold because my dad got it in his head that making the bird super early and giving it a two hour rest was a genius move. (Spoiler: it wasn't.) Thankfully I am always in charge of gravy and potatoes, so the gravy was hot and delicious and hence salvaged the bird. At least the meat was not dry to start with!
I'm thankful for steady employment, for being able to piece together a good feast and get it on the table. I'm grateful for the opportunities in front of me, and the experience behind me. I'm thankful for the man in my life, who puts up with my shenanigans, and is still to be commended even though he has many miles' distance to help conceal the likely eye-rolling some of my behavior inspires. I'm thankful that same man requires no special title or commitment, and that I have (mostly) not brought up remedying that situation. I'm thankful for the rare wisdom that keeps me from completely scaring him away. I'm grateful for my niece and nephew, who continue to grow and dot my life with joyful occasions, and who remain alive and sane despite being brought up by my sister. I suppose I'm also thankful for what family I have, even if most of them are kind of nuts. I'm thankful for the people I've met online and in person who challenge me, inspire me, and provide abject lessons on what NOT to do in some situations. I rejoice that I am healthy enough, stem to stern, to enjoy all these blessings and turn the thoughts into text. Finally, I am blessed that I can pay it forward (and I most certainly will) to those who find themselves in need of help but can't swallow enough pride to latch on to Government.