Instead of the big family doing that we are used to, it will be a small one with just the people in our 'bubble': William, his mother and Don.
William did not have school today, so we cooked together. The cranberry relish is made, the sweet potato souffle, 3 pies, The turkey is stuffed. We've tried a new stuffing this year: an herbed bread stuffing with sausage, dried cranberries, apples, celery and onion.
William is a dab hand at cracking eggs and browning sausage and making the crumb topping for the souffle. Tomorrow he'll help cut up the fruit for the fruit salad. He likes helping, but he was tired of the kitchen before it was all said and done. (So was I, for that matter.)
We'll get up early tomorrow, deliver some meals to shut ins. This year, everything is done by phone call, and then set the things on the porch and go.
Then we'll come home baste the turkey. All that will be left to do is peel potatoes, heat the side dishes and make the gravy and fruit salad. The hard stuff is done.
It will be a quieter Thanksgiving than we are used to.
It will be different but the blessings we count will be the same.
Not all Americans are so fortunate this year.
We're thinking of them.