Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Wednesday

Steam fogging the kitchen windows, breads rising by the warm oven, pies cooling on the table, bowls of vegetables prepared, sauces cooling, linens sorted and laid out, this day of the year smells good.

Tomorrow the guests arrive! I am stoked as I've been looking forward to this holiday for a long time.

My mom and dad are among the guests, their first visit outside of their home since they returned after Mom's long illness and recovery. What joy!

This is one of my favorite photos from Thanksgivings past: Sammy and Caroline with our funny turkey puppet that squawks, "Eat more pork!" when you squeeze its bill.

I hope your heart is full of joyful anticipation at what tomorrow may hold. I hope, too, that you have taken long moments to reflect on the many reasons for giving thanks this year.

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!


Wandering Coyote said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful time together.

Sandy said...

Cherie, what a wonderful photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you, I hope your parents stay well and everyone feels the love that you so freely give.

Patti Hobbs said...

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for inviting Sam to be one of those you invite into your home.

Cherie said...

Thanks, WC!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sandy. Thanks for the good wishes for my parents. So far, so good!

Patti: We adore Sam! He's like a member of the family. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!