I thought I would write this post today since I won't have much time tomorrow because I will be busy preparing a meal.
my faithful readers (all two of you) may probably remember that while I love to eat I really don't like to cook, especially big elaborate holiday meals. Normally Mrangelmeg and I compromise by finding a really nice Thanksgiving buffet somewhere and take the whole clan out to dinner on the holiday. I love this because I don't have to cook or clean up and everyone gets exactly what they want to eat. The only negative is that there are no leftovers to munch on for the rest of the weekend.
This is such a pattern in our lives that when our oldest daughter was in elementary school and her class was discussing their favorite thing their mom's made for Thanksgiving dinner she actually said "I don't know, Reservations?" with a shrug.
Anyway, what with all of the turmoil in our lives recently I thought the least I could do for the members of my immediate family would be to suck-it-up and cook a meal for them here at home. That way Mrangelmeg's mom can be with us and the kids can have tons of leftovers to munch on the rest of the weekend.
Little did I know when I decided to do this though that 1) I wouldn't be able to find a fresh turkey and 2) I would be spending the night before Thanksgiving at the sleep lab getting my new CPAP machine titrated to help with a newly diagnosed sleep apnea problem.
But everything will work out. I am sure that the frozen turkey I bought will be thawed in time and with the help of the girls I will be able to get everything cooked in time for a wonderful meal tomorrow afternoon.
I am thankful for so many things this year. I am thankful that most of my family is together for this holiday (only one daughter isn't living here so the rest of us will be together. I am thankful that Mrangelmeg's mom is healthy enough to come over and be with us, I would have loved to have my mom with us for a holiday anytime in the last eight or nine years. I am thankful that I have a nice new stove to cook in, the old one was a bit notional. I am thankful that we have plenty of food to eat and a nice warm home to live in. (Especially on a rainy day like today).
So, while I think I may be crazy for deciding to cook here at home everything will work out the way it is supposed to work out. I have faith that my family will step up and take up the slack to make sure that things get done when they need to get done and that I will get enough sleep during the night to be rested enough to cook tomorrow.
Hey, stop laughing, it could happen.