I spent the morning and early afternoon planning on what I wasn't going to do today.
What I did get done was to straighten up my recipe bookshelf. Once upon a time my cookbooks all fit on the bottom shelf of a cupboard in the kitchen. Now they take up the two bottom shelves of my bookshelf in the dining room. I suppose I should sort through them and get rid of the books and magazines that I don't use. You can tell them from the ones I use frequently because they will be clean. My favorite books and recipe magazines are covered with old dried on splatters and drips. That's how I find the pages I'm looking for, I just grab the book I think its in and turn to the dirty pages, and poof, there it is! Anyhow, the bookcase is nicely organized... for now. Chances are that once I start digging for recipes tomorrow it will pretty much look like it did earlier. But for now, its beautiful!
I hope everyone can find many good reasons to be thankful tomorrow. I know I have. I am thankful for my family and their good health. I am thankful for the opportunity to finally meet my grand babies and be a solid part of their lives. I am thankful for the support the country continues to send my son and the Armed Forces in harms way. I am thankful for the One who watches over them and keeps them safe.
I am also very thankful that farts have sound so I can leave the room before the smell hits. I shall be serving up hominy with smoked turkey for our more traditional Harvest Feast on Friday and for some reason it gets Dickidoo and the Oompas rootin' and tootin'. Farts... in stereo, with surround smell. Believe me folks, that's not something you'll ever want to experience in this house and you'll soon find yourself appreciating our Maker's considerate fore sight in adding a warning signal.
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. May your house smell of roasted turkey and pumpkin pie fresh from the oven, and not of smoked turkey and hominy the day after.