Ok, so this blog is a day late at the Stepford Home, but I was a weeeeee bit busy yesterday, what with the turkey stuffing, roasting, etc.
Yes, to all the Non-Canadians out there, today is Thanksgiving here in the Frozen Tundra. I did dinner yesterday, so we could relax today.
Dinner was yummy. I'm becoming a serious devotee of Ree, the Pioneer Woman. If you haven't the foggiest who or what I'm talking about, go here. Fair warning, this is no low fat sissy crap food. This is a pack on the pounds in a completely delightful dancing tastebud kinda food. I did the mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes recipe from there last night. Heavenly! Oh, and a word of warning...her sheet cake is addictive. Completely. I refuse to make it more than every 2-3 months, otherwise we wouldn't fit through doors.
Ok, so now that I've done my part to create new Pioneer Woman Addicts, on with the show, right?
Food was wonderful, had the single neighbour guy over...I take pity every now and then, and invite him for supper. As the stereotypical bach goes, he rarely cooks for himself, eats out constantly, and honestly, he's gettin kinda scrawny. Wolf enjoys his company, and I think, if truth be told, Wolf also enjoys showing off. The wife that can cook, the kids who adore him, etc. He may not have a sports car or disposable income that allows him to golf every wknd like the NSG, but he's got a wife that can cook just about anything, and for single guys, apparently that's a skill that rates higher than the bedroom. Who knew?
I've always said that married men live longer cause they don't eat their own cooking.
So, down to the heart of the matter. What am I thankful for?
Well, I'm thankful for my family. Duh. Wolf had a trip to the ER this week, and thank God he's fine and well, its some muscles in his back causing issues. I'm thankful for my children. I'm so sorry to them that I haven't always been the mother they deserved, especially in my single parent days, but I take heart in knowing that yes, I'm a far better mother NOW, and that I try every day to be better than yesterday.
I realized last night that every moment of joy in my life that meant anything was because of my husband and children. And I am so eternally thankful for that.
I'm thankful for my friends, the ones that KNOW me, and that they still stick around. I only hope that I can give as much as they have.
I'm thankful for the strengthening of my faith, and learning to know and love and accept God and Christ in ways I didn't know of before.
And I'll be incredibly grateful and thankful if next year sees another face at my table for Thanksgiving.
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