Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve

After cleaning and cooking all day I'm sitting down to post my blog and check out Facebook.  To me Facebook is like the old party line when I was a kid ... you can listen in on conversations without anyone knowing you're there.

I guess I'm feeling nostalgic today as while remembering some past Thanksgivings, both good and bad.

When my grandmother was alive and in command we had lovely dinners, with everyone getting along and playing cards during the day.  After her death, things deteriorated as booze became the prime ingredient and the food didn't always materialize.  I had come to associate holidays with bowling alleys and movie theaters because that's where my cousins and I would escape to when things got too rough.

Now that that's behind me I feel as if I'm back in those "good old days" of my memory and my heart is filled with joy as I prepare for the gathering of my family and friends.  I'm thankful for not having to wonder which way the day will go and being free to just enjoy it.

I used my new Cuisinart electric pressure cooker for the first time to cook the potatoes.  Even though it doesn't make the same sounds as Grandma's, I still felt a connection.  And I don't have to worry about the new improved models blowing up.

Much of my efforts today were achieved with a small red helicopter buzzing my head.  Left Brain likes to do some fly-by's while I work. When I threatened to snap it out the air with my kitchen towel it made a quick landing in the other room.

Have a great day tomorrow and enjoy those around you!

Long live the Queen of the Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. I want to wish you and your family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY. Today I cooked the turkey, cut it up and wrapped some for a few of the dwarfs here, made two dinners for Tootsie, a large turkey salad for me and froze the rest.
    I'm not a big turkey eater, but I do love turkey salad. This year I am not cooking a big dinner because everyone here is joining their families for the day. I have had invitations, but I'm staying home with Tootsie. No, it's not lonely. We are quite content. After our lunch, I can play on my laptop and Tootsie will nap with her red fuzzy bear. Enjoy your family and your day, hugs, Edna B.