Things I Am Thankful For:
Because of conflicting family obligations, the in-laws celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday instead of Thursday. That meant that for the first time in over thirty years, Gary and I celebrated our First Thanksgiving.
Here are some gloomy, dark photos of Our First Thanksgiving.
Elegant Table Settings at Our First Thanksgiving:
Gary Ready to Eat Three Plates of Food:
I Am Thankful for Friends.
I've been going to a friend's house on a monthly basis for baking lessons (and refuge from MSNBC and Gary), and she taught me how to make a pie crust without tears. You use unbleached flour and Crisco along with the butter: that seems to be the trick.
I Am Not Thankful For Family.
Well, that's if you even consider in-laws family. Gary's nephew was off his medication, and without it he equals my brother on his worst unmedicated day. So far he's had screaming altercations with his sister, his aunt, and his grandparents, and since he's dead to all of them I offered our home as a place to stay after dinner. That was a mistake. He and Gary almost came to blows and he was gone before two hours had passed.
I Am Thankful For Distractions.
I've got demented jewelry projects going on. Necklaces made from jigsaw puzzles don't just make themselves, and yet they still insist on being made. (I did make one necklace out of beads like a normal human being. It took me three tries.)
I'm going to mediatate (seriously, would you ever imagine I'd start a sentence with that), then I think we'll spend the day drinking wine, eating pie, and binge-ing on new episodes of Gilmore Girls.