The last two weeks have been crazier than my usual acceptable crazy pace. I traveled both north and south for work, seeing my work in a window display in the north but not seeing BatGirl in the south. Both presentations went well, best I know and I met a friend for a cocktails on LN’s bday and some gluten free cupcakes from my friend’s bakery.
I am thankful that my audience was receptive to our presentations and that I have people who like to meet up when I’m nearby. (BatGirl likes to meet up, but this time it just didn’t work out.)
I’m making a list and checking it twice to make sure that we have everything we need for hosting our first Thanksgiving dinner in our home. We have quite the crew coming and other than the weather, my only real concerns are having enough seats and the turkey being thawed by Thursday morning so it can go in the oven as soon as Frank is done running.
I am thankful that I have lovely people to spend the day with and cook for this holiday season and a home to host them in.
Frank’s doing prep work for veggies and cranberry sauce. I’ll make pies and prep stuffing and sweet potato stuff on Wednesday. We’re also having turkey, Daddy-Os lasagna, sweet potatoes, smashed potatoes, roasted veggies, tossed salad, and both regular and gluten free stuffing, squash and Momm’s Apple pie. I’m also doing gluten free apple and pumpkin which I’m really excited for because my belly doesn’t think I have enough pie in my life. My tuchis disagrees, but they do that often.
I’m thankful to have the ability to make the food that I would like to eat and that I’m in the position to even have to mediate the argument between my tuchis and my belly.
(I’ll try to remember to take photos as I go and post the recipes that work out well.)
I’m incredibly thankful this holiday season for the friendships and loved ones in my life and their unwavering support and love especially when life gets a little crazier, has unpredictable moments, and makes itself a bit more challenging.