Sunday, October 9, 2011

Maybe even a little bit Thankful

I tried going back to posts from last year to see what we did for Thanksgiving, but apparently my lack of memories is because I pretended Thanksgiving wasn't happening, not because I can't remember what we did. Therefore I will view today as major progress. I cooked a proper Thanksgiving meal today and we did a fall/Thanksgiving craft with D. Well I organized the craft and D.G. did most of the work, he has blisters to prove it, but I did the vast majority of the cooking and cleaning and have the dishpan hands to prove it.

It was so nice to cook a holiday meal for just our family, no extra stress, no giant amounts of food and no making things just because "it's tradition". We had turkey (mostly because I want to make soup next week) and gravy, pyrogies(because they are the best non-chocolate food in the world), roasted parsnips(fresh from our garden), homemade biscuits and fresh cranberry relish(never going back to jellied cranberry sauce). I even made an apple crisp for dessert. Can you tell I'm just a little bit proud of this meal? And it was the best turkey I have ever made. (Damn, I should have taken pictures.)

I guess time has helped me be on better terms with Thanksgiving. I know I would be less inclined to celebrate anything if I wasn't pregnant, but being pregnant has not fixed many of my other issues, so there has to be something else that has changed too. Or maybe this cold has led to some kind of strange brain infection and I'll be a giant mess of bitterness and tears tomorrow.


Dana said...

I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. It is nice to just do it for your immediate family and have no pressure.
I'm glad you felt up to doing something for it too. I felt better about it this year than last year too, but there's always that nagging feeling. I wonder if that ever goes away?

Missy said...

We were talking at support group last week and I believe we will have a friends-giving instead of spending time with our own families. Mostly because none of us wants too. I think it will be really nice to spend a holiday with people who 'get it.' I'm glad that you had a wonderful day and what sounds like an excellent meal. Happy day to you and yours~