Gonna Cook Like It's 1999

Yesterday? I cooked.  Today? I cooked. Tomorrow? I will cook some more. I swear, I have no idea why this Thanksgiving thing is so much work.  After all, it is just DINNER. Once this holiday is over, I am breaking up with my kitchen.  This is just too much.

Also, I forgot that I had promised Just Mercy to someone! And no one reminded me.  Around my house, EVERYONE knows they have to remind me to do things.  Anyway, I somehow managed to remember (naturally, at 2 AM); so I hauled out my trusty ol' Random Number Generator (just kidding, I Googled it), put in my numbers, and let 'er spin.  The winning number was 8, which means commenter Gail has won the book. Gail, I don't have your contact info, so if you see this, please email me with your address, etc.

Tonight Rachel is at her very first real babysitting job.  It is hard to believe that when I first started this blog, she was a toilet-stuffing, stuffed-animal-decapitating whirling dervish of a 4-year-old. For her sake, I sure do hope the kids she is babysitting are nothing like she was.

Where does the time go, anyway? I've been blogging here for 8 or 9 years now, but it feels like just yesterday that I was sitting in our basement thinking up the name of this site. So this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for all of you who bother to come by and read these pages. No, really. What started out as a family newsletter and turned into a blog (once I discovered this thing called the Internet) has morphed into not only the most efficient way to settle arguments with my husband over which appliance broke down at what point in time; it has also been a wonderful opportunity to "meet" and chat with people from all over the US. Back in those days of little ones running around and never-ending laundry and month-long stomach flu quarantines, comments on this blog were my lifeline to the outside world. There are fewer comments now (darn you, Facebook!), but I am grateful to those of you who stick around and weigh in on things now and again. It's easier to write for an audience, and I NEED to write.  How else would I be able to prove to Larry how many times he has been wrong about paint colors? Or not, as the case may be...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you all!



[Turkey image: Clipart Panda]

Comments

  1. Aarrgggg.... My phone ate my comment before I could post it. My apologies if both comments show up.

    I'm thankful I found your blog. It's one of the few I read. I also think we were separated at birth. I always dreamed I had a twin. True story.

    I just ate a slice of pie because I worked all day prepping and cooking and baking. And then my daughter cleaned the whole kitchen. Pie is a great way to celebrate thankfulness.

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    1. Ha! That was my favorite pretend game as a child - finding my long-lost twin!

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  2. "... people from all over the US" ? Well, hello from France ! I never commented (I think) but have been stalking you for years, and you still make me laugh. But I'm glad Rachel does not decapitate stuffed animals anymore (or does she ?). Happy Turkey Day !

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    1. Bonjour! Back when Sitemeter still worked, I had noticed there was a regular visitor from France and wondered who it was.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving early from Utah. --hopefully we both will get to sit down at some point tomorrow! Thanks for writing. I always come back and check your blog because of the real life-ness of it. I enjoy that more than anything else in a blog, so thanks for sharing your family, your marriage, your life with us.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving from beautiful northern California! I'm cooking too, not much because there are only a few of us tomorrow, but I like to do it (just not all the time). I adore your writing and keep assuming someday I'll get back in the habit of blogging again. Your blog is one of the many things I am grateful for. Never stop!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I love it that you can use your blog to settle arguments with your husband.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving from North Carolina!!! Using the blog to settle arguments? That is genius!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving from Georgia! Your posts always make me smile so Thank You!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving from Washington State! And to think I've been possibly losing arguments because I've been improperly blogging!
    Is it too late to come over and eat your cooking?

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  9. I hope you had today off to enjoy only leftovers.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Blogging!

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  10. I use my blog all the time as a memory aid! And though blogs are supposed to be so last year, I still love reading them.

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