The pie (apple) and muffins (pumpkin) are baked, the stuffing is prepped, and the turkey is drying in the fridge after being brined (according to the NYTimes recipe that Libby recommended).  I’ve got two batches of cranberry sauce — I let the first one burn last weekend when we unpacked the Wii and I forgot it was on the stove.  I sort of like how that batch tastes anyway, but I don’t think anyone else will, so I made another batch last night. T is in charge of the mashed potatoes and I’ll make brussels sprouts in the afternoon.

My parents and one of my siblings and her husband are coming down to spend the holiday with us.  I am so very grateful that they’re coming.  The line that keeps running through my head is "bless this house, for we are all together."  I’m also grateful that after the boys woke up at 5.30 am from coughing, I managed to get them back to sleep and they slept until nearly 10 am.

Like Dawn, I accepted the UCC blogad even though I’m not Christian.  I’m embarassingly ignorant about different Christian denominations, but I can’t object to a request that we "pray for ‘all the people’ — our friends, family and coworkers as well as the vulnerable, the lonely and the outcasts."

May we all be filled with blessing this Thanksgiving.

4 Responses to “Thanksgiving”

  1. landismom Says:

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

  2. Megan Says:

    I was glad to see the UCC ad show up on your blog. I’ve been worshipping at UCC churches for the past year or so. They’re a good bunch — very committed to action for social justice, liberal, actively embracing some of the people some other denominations shun, etc. etc.
    And happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you and yours are enjoying each other’s company, and the leftovers. :-)

  3. Jody Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    (The UCC is Good People. We’re always about two minutes away from going over to join them.)

  4. Mieke Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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