Love me some Bob Dylan!
So yesterday I realize that Thurs is Thanksgiving. All my thoughts have been on Nationals and I had put the whole holiday thingy on the back burner.Last year I PROMISED myself that I would have my holiday shopping completed by TG. I'm not sure I'm going to meet my goal. As a matter of fact. I'm pretty much certain that I will not have finished my holiday shopping.
I will host TG this year. 17 of my dearest loving helpful adoring civil good looking relatives, a couple friends tossed into the mix, and we are sure to have a fun time. I'll be cooking up a 20 pound Turkey and the basic trimmings. I try to keep in mind my healthy life style, but also that I have young healthy relatives that like to eat. It will be a balance.
The pups enjoy TG as they get a nice long walk in the morning (so they'll be tired and not under foot - unless your name is Tazz). This way I won't feel bad if I have to put someone (not to name names, but Rocky) in a crate for barking at children and aunt Pat, or someone else (Fin) for fear barking at the children - who she does not recognize as human beings - in her crate for a time out. When the evening rolls around, all the relatives except for the mom unit will be gone and the pups will get another romp (usually chuck-it) in the back or a long walk.
I enjoy TG as I really do like to cook it. I enjoy feeding my family and find that the mess for this meal is not so bad.
We also celebrate all the B-days during the year that we have not been able to celebrate (there are about six). And we do a fish bowl raffle with all the junk nobody wants but everyone puts in a raffle ticket for.
A good holiday...maybe my favorite of the year.