Hi Chumps! Hope you’re enjoying a Happy Thanksgiving today! For those of you who don’t celebrate this American holiday of gluttony and football, I pity you there with your kale chips, eating a sensible diet. The rest of us here will be slumped over, gravy stained, sleeping off the turkey.
I’ve got too much cooking to do today to draw a cartoon so I was googling free clip art and this nose-like thing popped up. It’s from a Victorian cookbook for… boiled turkey. Too weird to resist.
So what are you all thankful for this holiday? Other than boiled turkey-free dining?
Health? Wealth? Meh?
My husband and I are celebrating the holiday with three teenage boys ages 16, 17, and 18. So that’s a 20-lb turkey for each of them. (No, not really. Just one 20-lb turkey. We like to see them compete for the leftovers. It’s like our own little Hunger Games.)
I should be grateful I’m not trekking through the snow to anyone’s house (but I miss snow and get polar vortex envy). I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful I already mailed the Christmas presents parcel post. I’m thankful my son hasn’t spread his flu germs… yet. I’m thankful that my agent got the book proposal edits to me. (Thanksgiving week.) I’m thankful that Ginger the Australian shepherd has learned she cannot reach the back countertops of the kitchen for turkey. (She can, however, reach the island… ask me how I know.) I’m grateful that no one in my household has any interest in Black Friday shopping…
If you’ve got a case of the holiday funks, may you find blessed distraction today (how about a Thanksgiving Day sale? Nothing like being nearly trampled to death to make you appreciate life.) Hope you’re all out there creating your own traditions and taking back the holidays for yourself! (My new tradition — pumpkin pie for breakfast. Yes, I got to it first.)