Another busy day…Work in the A.M. , Home Instruction tutoring, drive home, grab a pb&j, feed and walk the dogs, type up a quiz, stop and blog, then it is back to work for parent-teacher conferences. Hmmmm….should I peel and cut the apples for the apple sauce tonight? It does taste better after it sits for a couple of days….just like Thanksgiving left overs (but don’t let them stay around long ~ especially the gravy!)
Many years ago my sister and I lived together with her daughter. Her husband was on the road with a band. We were such hipsters! We tried being vegetarians. It wasn’t a moral decision, just a shot at eating healthy. Maybe because the little one was in the house. We cooked everything fresh. It was a ton of work cutting all of those vegetables and getting them down. I was not much of a vegetable eater…I am still limited.
Anyway, by Thanksgiving it was turkey time. After that we took a road trip to Vermont to see my sister’s hubby. It was only for a couple of days. After a long drive back home, that Turkey sure looked good. We did what many folks do ~ we ate the left over turkey. I put the gravy on mine…my sister opted not to. My sister is a wise wise woman! To be kind to those with weak stomachs, let’s just say I was sick for days. Someone running me over with a tank would have been preferable.
I don’t know what my boss was thinking but he must have thought I was just playing hooky from work. My sister and I worked together and I think she stayed home with me. I was the walking dead. So….this “lovely” boss of ours stops by and says something insanely intelligent like, “Oh, you really are sick. You look like shit.” What a poor choice of words at the time. He didn’t offer any words of kindness or even offer to run to the store. The only running he did was out the door! I was grateful.
I don’t know what made me think of that story other than the fact that the holiday is upon us. I really do have many fond memories of Thanksgiving. It was always one of my favorite holidays to enjoy with the family. No gifts, no tinsel…just family, good food and counting our blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! =-)