Wednesday, November 22, 2017
While we like our traditions, we have flexibility to change things up and maybe even start a new one or two along the way and drop those that don't necessarily mean that much to our family. We're able to adjust to what ever works for us each year.
The girls and I do all the cooking. We have a small kitchen so having the entire family working in there is too much and we just get into each other's way. LV and Kenneth will help dish out the food though and help put the finishing touches on the meal.
We record the parade, but fast forward through most of it when we watch it. Football isn't important to me at all, but yes, LV will watch it between napping after our big meal.
We usually add a something new to our menu each year. If we all love it we'll make it again the next year, otherwise it gets dropped. We have eleven dishes that always appear on our Thanksgiving menu, but the rest is more flexible.
We have celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving away from home already. We don't care for it.
2. Help...is it easy for you to ask for help or are you a do-it-yourselfer? How is that a good/bad thing?
I am more of a do-it-yourselfer. I don't like bothering other people with my things. I know everyone has plenty to do without having to help me. There are times ... few and far between ... when I will ask for help if I really need it.
3. Abundance...what is there an abundance of in your kitchen?
At the moment there is an abundance of dirty dishes in the kitchen. Rosie Mae wanted to try a new recipe for breakfast this morning and the kitchen bears the tale.
Though yesterday I discovered I have not three, not four, but five containers of cottage cheese in the refrigerator! How does that even happen?
4. Name...the smallest thing you're thankful for? the biggest?
The smallest ... light switches. I love the ease of having light, and how it's bright enough to fill an entire room. I was recently reminded of just how much I like to have light when I was by some Amish people and even though twilight was approaching and it was hard to see anything properly they wouldn't light their lamps until it was too dark to see. (I do NOT miss that part of being Amish!)
The biggest ... salvation. Need I say more? I'm thankful everyday for my loving Saviour and what He has done for me.
5. Key...What do you think is the key to living a more grateful life?
Choosing to be grateful no matter what is the key to living a grateful happy life. Works for me at least.
6. State your own random thought here.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
May your turkey behave as a Thanksgiving turkey should. If you wonder what I mean by that click here to read a funny poem of a turkey that did not. It's a poem the girls memorized several years ago and it still brings a smile to my face when ever I hear it.