Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

Brianna is here for Thanksgiving, and Cara got in Monday night, after a hair-raising trip in bad weather. She got half way up our hill and began to spin, sliding backwards down the hill, as her front end went sideways, and ultimately, she ended up facing downhill. A stranger helped straighten her out, and she called us from her cell phone, slightly frantic, wanting someone to come down and get her. The lake effect snow is still coming down. We probably have a foot and a half of snow. Dylan will drive in from Allentown after his second shift job. He will arrive about 5 AM Thanksgiving morning. We are doing Thanksgiving differently this year. Cara has to work from 2 - 6, and Dylan needs to sleep, and I'm pretty dragged out. Dylan, bless his heart, was fretting about me fretting about Thanksgiving, and came up with a plan. He and his sisters would do Thanksgiving this year. Our meal will be later, about 6:30 PM.
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I baked my pies Monday, and my rolls. They are in the freezer. Not ideal, but they are ready to go when I pull them out and thaw them. Cara baked banana nut bread yesterday. Sarah, my spare daughter is also home from college, and she brought up some homemade apple cinnamon bread. Brianna will stuff the 20 pound turkey. The rest of the dishes have all the ingredients, and are merely waiting to be assembled. My job is to offer technical support. Surprisingly, they are all pretty excited about this. To add to the excitement, Mike will be here too. We didn't think he'd be able to make it, but surprise!
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This is going to be a great day, and I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. I've got a lot of blessings to count.

5 comments:

Bob said...

Don't we all, Debby; don't we all. Blessings and prayers are sent your way.

steviewren said...

This sounds like it will be a day to remember! Have a wonderful time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stuart Peel said...

Have a lovely time, I wish we had that in Europe.

jeanie said...

It sounds wonderful - and what a great celebration for your kids, to give thanks to you by presenting the thanks.

Portia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day!