Thanksgiving day

Here we are. Another day to be thankful. And, so many people are wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving, and sharing what they are thankful for. I'm not going to be any different. Even if you aren't in the U.S. and celebrating our day of thankfulness, I hope you will be inspired to feel thankful for what you have.

As for me, I had to think for a while this morning about what I'm thankful for. Not to find what it is, but to find words to describe it. Is it family? No, it's bigger than that. Is it home? No, bigger than that, too. Work? Thankful that I have it and that I'm good at it, but that's not it, either.

I'm thankful for the life I have given myself. And, it's not an easy thing to give myself a good life. And, to keep it, despite the temptation to sabotage it because...well, because nothing can really be this good, so I better break it before somebody else does. Or whatever caused me to sabotage having plenty of goodness in the past.

Probably not saying this well because I'm not all that good with big ideas. Anyway, I'm thankful that I've not broken it and thankful that Rob hasn't let me and that we have it, together. So, that's it.

Everybody have a great Thursday, no matter whether you're officially celebrating or not. And, if you are, then may your turkey be juicy and your mashed potatoes have just the right amount of lumpiness and your pumpkin pie be perfect.

I saw news stories about people buying Thanksgiving food last night. All I could think was "that turkey won't be thawed in time to cook." Last Sunday, we saw a gay couple in the grocery and they had a huge turkey, maybe 25-28 pounds and it was riding in the cart in a little, tin foil pan. Rob and I both wanted to walk up to them and ask if it was their first turkey. See if they needed help.

Sydney made our pie this year. Looks perfect! She's going to make most of lunch, I think. She's excited but keeps declaring she will not touch the raw turkey.



Michelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rob, and Sydney. May your day be perfect. The pie looks wonderful. Tell Sydney she did good!

lw said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Mmmm...the pie looks perfect! My daughter Madelaine came over last night and we baked two pies, did the cranberry relish, prepped the green beans, baked the yams...

This year I'm thankful for my family, my great neighbors and my job.

Piece by Piece said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rob and Sydney, hope you are having a great day.
That pie looks yummy good job Sydney.
I have a 24 year old grand daughter that cooked her first turkey last Christmas, she put on rubber gloves to stuff it, she didn't want to touch it either. LOL

Becky said...

Sydney's pie looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lane, and Rob and Sydney too!

Anonymous said...

Hope your day was great. The pie looks delicious. Telling us what you're thankful for, makes me wonder if I need to do something different with my life. There is no changing the past, but I could do better in the present and future. Thanks for sharing.

Irene Onderweegs said...

Hugggs to the three of you!
Happy Thanksgiving, with this perfect a pie that would be eezee peezee.
Thank you for sharing your stories with us, you're great dads!
Love from Amsterdam, Irene

Shevvy said...

Hope you all had a lovely day.
I had to laugh when you mentioned the couple in the supermarket, I had a vision of you and Rob as the Gayfathers, dispensing wisdom to all the new couples....