26 November 2006

Turkey Lurkey

This week was that of my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving. I like Thanksgiving because it just is. There is no religious element, no presents, not too much family politicking. And lots of good food.

My mom usually hosts Thanksgiving; she has for about a decade or so. We have the same thing each year, the standard Thanksgiving culinary delights. I tried in the past to introduce new dishes, but was not too successful. In fact, the only thing that has changed of late is the cranberry sauce; where we used to use the canned kind with ridges, we now use more freshly made yumminess from Trader Joe's.

I really do try to stop and think of what I am grateful for in the last year. So much has gone on... the main thing I am grateful for is that my Papa went the way he did, and on his terms. I can't imagine what it would have been like, for him or my family, had he continued to get sicker. I am thankful for my family, my parents, my brother. I feel extremely lucky in that sense. Things aren't perfect, but they are what they are.

I have spent the last few days in a full turkey coma, completely stuffed. I can't wait to hop to the gym tomorrow!

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