"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, November 23, 2008

dear thanksgiving,

oh how i love thee!

i love making ham rolls, placing them perfectly on the plate, and then having one of the boys (adam, sean, dad, you know who you are!) come in a take one the ham rolls in the middle and popping them into their mouths. i love making the sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. i love smelling the luscious turkey all day long, even though i've stuffed myself on appetizers all day and am too full to completely enjoy your luscious taste by the time we sit down for the feast. i love pouring cream into the mashed potatoes, along with cubes of butter. i love the big fluffy, billowing rolls that melt shiny butter all over the place. i love watching football all day long, while drinking coca cola...but most of all, i love rolling onto the couch with a piece of pumpkin pie (mostly whipped cream and not that much pie) to watch "home for the holidays" for the 18th year in a row (seriously, it's been that long).
oh thanksgiving, i have NOT forgotten thee!!! i know it seems like you have been forgotten. the tv has skipped right over you! even thanksgiving commercials have christmas decorations up in them. my neighbors put up christmas lights today. they don't mean to make you feel badly! i want you to know i have not decorated for christmas and have not listened to one christmas song (at least not of my free will). i LOVE you thanksgiving and can't wait to see you on thursday!
thanksgiving, i want you to know that because i have not listened to one christmas jingle and have tried to avoid the christmas spirit in target and walmart that one thing has happened...i have not figured out ONE christmas present to give yet. shoot. okay, maybe i've thought of a few, but it's much harder to get into the christmas giving spirit without a tune or two. i have my sewing machine ready and wooden blocks to paint. black friday will be happy in our home, for all day i will be painting and sewing while listening to "sleigh bells ring-a-ling, jing, jing, jing-a-ling long...this is lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you"...or something like that.

all my love,
miss emily

1 comment:

Lauren said...

verrryyy cute post... :)