Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I do love Thanksgiving. I love to cook. I love Thanksgiving food. I love it when our house is clean and ready for company. I love to sit and talk over coffee and pie and play games in the afternoon.
But it is one of those tricky holidays for me (like Mother's Day) -- I need to be happy and festive for my own children, but I still want to be the kid going back to my parents' house for the holiday.

So, we make dishes my mom and dad would make in their honor: oyster dressing, pickled herring and cranberry relish.

I think I gave myself a concussion Monday, knocking myself out on the door frame of my car -- I woke on on the sidewalk. (I have a very long history of bonking my head, starting with a typewriter sophomore year of college, but that's another story . . . )

(I sort of feel like this)



  1. Oooo - I hope your head's better! It makes me wince just to think of it.

  2. I hope you're feeling better! I think holidays can be tough for everyone, no matter how much joy there is in our hearts. For me, the days are often built up in my imagination to a standard that is truly unattainable. I hope you did have a lovely day, though!