Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to All !!!

"...No one will remember the perfect Thanksgiving anyway. Five and ten years from now, family and friends will be laughing over the time the turkey burned and you had to order in Chinese food. Or the impossibly hard biscuits Aunt Beth insisted on making every year. All the perfect food will be long forgotten. ...relax and enjoy [yourself]. It's the mishaps and the funny incidents that create the best memories --Sophie"
So says Krista Davis in The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

As you rush about today, doing all those last minute preps for the big meal, keep these words in mind. They are, oh, so true. Go ahead and ask your family about their most memorable Thanksgivings (if you dare). I'm sure the ones that stand out will be the "imperfect" events. A bonus of doing this is the laughs you'll all share as a family reliving those unique memories.

Want to read some tales of Thanksgiving meals gone wrong? Check out this thread on the Etsy Forum. There's everything from a turkey flying off the tray across the kitchen and right into the dining room, to flour covering the cat just as the doorbell rings, to a miraculous diving catch of mashed potatoes. Some of these will make your worst story sound pretty good.

Now, go ahead and get that pie in the oven, today!

Then, sit down and have a glass of wine while you contemplate all the rest of that work.



Kim said...

LOL I never thought of it that way but its so true. No one mentions that perfect turkey of 1998 but just drop something one time and it lives on forever.
Happy "imperfect" thanksgiving to you and yours.

Tins and Treasures said...

Happy Thanksgiving,
I hope you had a nice day with your family. Ours was pretty quiet...just the four of us and all our favorite foods. And now deciding if we should go shopping at midnight!

Enjoy the weekend. ~Natalie

p.s. love to hear about the disaster stories!

Ramblin Mama said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours also.

Natalie - Ours was fairly quiet but not quite as small as yours. Just close family can make for a wonderful day, can't it? Do you use those "disaster tales" as anecdotes in your classroom?

Have a great weekend and enjoy the girls. - Sue