Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Eve

I've always loved this day before Thanksgiving.  Typically, the house would be busy with preparation for a big dinner tomorrow and filled with yummy smells from the kitchen.  I love doing Thanksgiving dinner, but this year I love even more that my stepmom is doing it.  She and my dad gallantly offered to have the whole crowd at their place.  It's been such a busy couple of months for us, that I am only too glad to hand it over.  Two of my kids will be with their in-laws, so there will be no babies.  Instead we'll get to focus on our eldest son who has good-naturedly taken a back seat this year at our family gatherings.

I'm going to work for a few hours today and Dan will, too. Later, we'll take in a movie, something we haven't done in ages.  Something light and fun, probably the new Diane Keaton and John Goodman Christmas movie.  Tomorrow morning, I'll watch the parade while making the dressing to take for dinner. Dressing is my favorite recipe to make on Thanksgiving.  I found it in our newspaper years ago, and it became my father-in-law's favorite.  I always think of him while I'm making it.  My dad likes raisins in his, so I make two batches.

With a snowy forecast for Thanksgiving and the weekend, several of our neighbors put their Christmas lights up early this week.  I love seeing the bright lights through the windows and sharing in their anticipation. This will be a good weekend to start the new Jan Karon book.  My friend Christine gave me a copy of it, and I've been saving it for a time when I can neglect housework, laundry and chores, and read it through in a couple of sittings. 

If you're someone who has to work tomorrow and Friday, many thanks to you for keeping everything going while the rest of us have a few days off.  Happy Thanksgiving to everybody, whether it's your first, or one of many!


Melinda said...

Enjoy your holiday with your family.
Let us know if you like that movie,
it looks pretty funny in the ads.

Happy Thanksgiving!

M : )

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Karen! Hoping you have a chance to post both a book and a movie review, they both sound good. And I got a giggle when you used the term "dressing" versus stuffing. I always think of those of us in the Deep South as loving and making "dressing" and the rest of the country always calls it stuffing. Makes me smile :)

P.S. I thought of you this week as I unpacked and started putting out my Snow Village! :)

Mereknits said...

Happy Thanksgiving my Dear friend. I hope you have a lovely day with your family. I am getting to the end of that new Jan Karon book, it is a delightful book but of course you already knew it would be.
Have a wonderful day,

Jen Kershner said...

I love the coziness of the Christmas lights too. I was up in the wee hours this morning starting the process of decking our halls and I'm hoping my hubby will get the lights up but we have a lot of rain headed our way so it might not happen yet. All in good time!