Thursday, November 24, 2011

This is the most laid- back Thanksgiving of my life that I can remember.
So far today, it is just Mr. Moon and Hank and Anna here. I swim/dance around the kitchen and my hands fall to this chopping, this peeling, this mixing, this crumbling, this boiling, this, this, this.
Quiet. It is so quiet today.
I have been out to the garden and picked collards, mustards, a few cabbage and broccoli leaves, some of that oriental green I do not know the name of. They are all in the pot with tomatoes and onions and are saying to each other, "My, don't you look fine? May I sip your flavor for awhile?"
Uh-huh, uh-huh.
I made the cornbread with sage and celery seed and now there is stuffing in the bird and and the bird is in the oven and there is vegetarian stuffing and two types of cranberries and peeled eggs ready to become bedeviled.
Mr. Moon is smoking a turkey. The sun is shining down. It is not too hot. We are only going to be nine for dinner.
I am just...happy.
May and Matt are here now.

And I am even happier.


  1. it sounds perfect. happy thanksgiving, dear mary, and thank you for being in my life.

  2. I love your swim/danacing image...isn't it the best when joy is in the air?

    I won't have my one daughter here but I will have two! 18 will be dining at our house...table is set, well one is.

    Cornbread dressing...did it...I had to. My sister by marriage is making their family dressing but it is the bread type and not the Southern Cornbread dressing.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Keep on dancing and I shall too!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. I miss you. I love you. I am more than a little grateful and thankful for you.

  4. Have a beautiful day.

    XX Beth

    WV: suckarob (goodness, sounds like fun!)

  5. "Only nine"... Sounds good to me. I had a weird day. Brits having a normal thursday, Americans in families mostly. Made a green bean casserole for Mr Wonderful to take to work.
    Glad you are having family and friends around you, and it sounds so good to have the stuffed birds and smoked birds. I am off to bed now, it's 11.26 PM in UK. The day has been long enough... Thanks for sharing your thanksgiving with us.

  6. sounds so good. That cornbread stuffing, and a garden that is still giving.


  7. Sounds wonderful. Strangely peaceful here as well.
    Thankful all around.

  8. Fabulous! We had a nice day at my dad's house. Played cards and ate and loved.

  9. Glad that you are having fun. It was a nice day here as well. Too much to eat but we paced ourselves.

  10. Vegetables conversing in the pot! I like that. Glad to hear you had such a relaxed Thanksgiving


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