As I reached for my turkey tray, a very heavy serving platter slipped out of its cupboard slot and landed vertically on the top of my left foot. My family watched it happen and after I hobbled to the chair, wincing in pain, my daughter said, “Just leave mom alone. Let her be by herself for a second. Don’t bug her. She’ll be OK.”
Dawne was so right. I just needed a few moments to regroup and deal with the pain. The bruise and the swelling started immediately and I slowed down long enough to ice my foot for a quick ten minutes. Then I was off and running..well…limping… again, getting our Thanksgiving turkey dinner on the table.
I had a lot of help – dinner was a real team effort. It made for a wonderful time with family and friends.
jalapeno cheese wraps – Danae
Caramel, cream cheese and Skor bar Dip with Green Apple Slices – Diane
deviled eggs – Diane and Chris
bocconcini cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil with balsamic vinegar reduction – Dawne
Turkey, stuffing and sausage meat – Chris
Gravy – Linda
Mashed potatoes – Guy
Bean Casserole – Dawne
Spaghetti squash – Diane
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce – Danae
pumpkin and apple caramel pies – Vince
ice cream – Chris
whipped cream – Diane
teas and coffee – Chris and Diane
beautiful fall plant arrangements – Linda, Ken, Karen, Joe, Kristen
We ended the evening with a rousing game of MAD GAB and everyone’s true colors shone through. I definitely have a very competitive daughter and husband. If you ever find yourself playing a game with Dawne, watch out!
Lots of laughs, wonderful food and loving relationships.
Thank you God, for these moments of celebration.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Thanksgiving sunset taken by Joe Perrott