Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am thankful

I am thankful for so much this year. My family and my children, my health, my life. All the love that fills my home. I am even thankful for Lettuce, though we are currently on the outs. Thanksgiving was lovely. My mom was here and all four of my brothers. My oldest brother brought his fiancee and two of her kids. Lettuce's little brother Junior came, too. Though we didn't get to go to Charleston, I still had a great day. My oldest brother and I split the cooking. We had:
Collard Greens-me
Black eyed peas-him
Apple Pie-Mrs Smith
Cranberry sauce, jellied and whole berry-Ocean Spray
Sherbet punch-me

It was just delicious.

[The only problem was Meddler, the aunt (Lettuce's aunt, his dad's sister, a family member who does not know her place and often instigates issues between us) wanted to come and get Squirrel. I am going to do a post about that next. Anywho, I think it's inappropriate to 1) treat one child specially while ignoring the others, 2) expect a three year old to spend time with you instead of with her immediate family on Thanksgiving. I didn't want drama, so I let her go, but I am not happy.]

After dinner, all the adults fell asleep on the couches and floor and then we woke up and played Scattergories, our favorite game other than Monopoly.

Happy Turkey Day, ya'll!


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Can I just tell you how happy I am to read aout your black-eye peas. I wanted some so badly and my grandmother kinda spooked me when she said, "those are for New Year's". I didn't want to stir up some bad feeling with the mythical boo-hag or nothin'.

I'm glad you enjoyed your feast and family.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!