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It only grows

It used to be that every other year, we did Thanksgiving with my parents, and the opposite with my in-laws. With my MIL’s passing last year, it hasn’t really had time to shift, but more it became if my sister and her brood would be present or not as they were still on the alternating year plan. Interestingly, this year my parents are taking the holiday to my sister since they cannot get away with school things. As my girls are older, we don’t have that hiccup…only multiple work schedules to navigate.

Which means…it’s just my household doing the holiday together…which is nice on many levels. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I love being with family and laughing…but there’s a perk to keeping the gathering small too. I have no idea how many years are left before there will be plus one’s at the table and it won’t just be us anymore. I can totally enjoy turkey day in my jammies this time instead of having to dress for the travel & company factor this round. We can have our favorites at the table and all the leftovers we can handle. There is a win-win to this scenario.

The challenge is everyone keeps adding to the menu and I think I’m going to need a bigger table soon if we hope to sit at one to eat. I am also wondering if I should make the bird. Our family is not opposed to turkey…I’m happy to make it…but good gracious the sides are getting to be so abundant, that I’m not sure anyone is going to eat turkey anyway. And, just when I think I have the list complete, and most of the ingredients, except the fresh ones, bought and set aside, someone adds another dish to the list. I’m going to be waddling for a week or more…and that’s before seasonal baking.

At this rate also, I’m not sure what NANO WRIMO holds for me. I had thought to use my holiday week to crack out the backlog, but at this rate, I’ll be in the kitchen…likely wearing ingredients and laughing like a maniac. 🙂 see…there was a writer’s reason to mention the holiday odd going on…food & family vs. words? Family wins.

My writing itinerary is getting complicated for 2018. Then again, I’m not sure I’d recognize it any other way. 🙂 manic is me.

What’s your favorite holiday dish? What’s the one you could live without? Enquiring minds want to know…and, s’long as I’m already cooking enough for a battalion, what else can I add to the fun?


Give credit where credit is due

We all give credit to the ones that help us. We thank the bank teller, the mail person, the person that moves over so you can get down the aisle at the grocery store. We only stop 2 days a year to thank the one person that will do anything for you. Of course, there are some that don’t deserve the title of mother and have not earned the respect, but this post is for the ones that have been there with us.

Mother’s Day and her birthday are the 2 days every year that we dedicate a whole day to showing our appreciation. There are so many things that she does for us without even thinking about it.

I am grown with a family of my own and my mom still helps me out every day. She is one of the people that support me the most. She has never failed to be there for me when I needed her, even when I didn’t know that I needed her.

She teaches us to walk, talk and act like actual people instead of terrors we are all inclined to be as toddlers. As we get over she helps us with our homework stressing just as much as we are by not being sure how to do the math problem. She teaches us to drive and how to treat our significant other and how to deal with the heartbreak when the first one does not last through all time.

She is the person who helps to guide us into being the people that we are. She deserves more than just the 2 days. She deserves our appreciation every day for all that she has endured into making sure that we are productive people that she can be proud of.

For every mother out there Happy Mother’s Day. You truly deserve this honor. For my mom, you are my biggest fan and supporter. You have taught me how to get to where I am in life. I love you more than I can ever express and know that I would not be the person that I am without you.


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