What a Thanksgiving……
I am exhausted, what more can I say. I think I may have earned a few more grey hairs in the last couple of weeks. If you have been reading my blog you know that we were having wood floors put into our living room and dining room last week. The floor man promised that he would be done by last Saturday. Due to some complications, he finished putting in the last slat Wednesday night around 8:30pm. There was a fine layer of dust all over the furniture all over the house. I had been cleaning and trying to get the rest of the house in order for the “big” day. I kept wondering how in the world we were going to pull this off. I did as much work in advance as I could, for that I am grateful.
My day started at 5:00am. The ham went into the oven and worked was started on the dressing and stuffing the turkey. After putting the turkey in the oven, my husband and son started moving the large pieces of furniture, including the dining room table, back into the rooms. Bonnie, who came in the night before, woke up and helped TF dismantle the computer, move it back to its original spot and reassemble it. In the mean time I was trying to get the kitchen and nook floors clean. I felt like we were doing an episode of “While you were out” and praying that we would have everything back into order before the family arrived for Thanksgiving dinner. It was extremely stressful, but somehow we pulled it off. Dinner was great, we all enjoyed each others company and before long it was all over. We took our traditional Thanksgiving picture and the older kids left to go to the movies. I agreed to baby sit so that the older kids could have some time together. The clean up procedure started. Jocelyne had a fever and after a while started crying. Her nose was running and she was drooling and chewing on her fist. I gave her some infant Tylenol and tried to entertain her. Thank God her mom and dad came home when they did. I didn’t get to bed till 1:30am.
Bonnie needed to be at the airport for a 2:15pm. flight back to her current job site. I was surprised that we had no trouble getting to the airport. There was no traffic and not that much going on once we got there. On the way home from the airport, I fell asleep at a traffic light. I realized then that I had better get back to bed and get some much needed sleep. I slept for six straight hours and woke up feeling much better. My muscles hurt from all the work but all in all I feel fine.
I really do have much to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, a roof over my head, food on my table, a love for my Heavenly Father and a good life. I am grateful for all of the blessing my Heavenly Father has given me, what more can I ask?
Want to see pictures of the new floor check out my husbands blog at: http://tfsternsrantings.blogspot.com/2006/11/almost-there_24.html
His rendition of Thanksgiving: http://tfsternsrantings.blogspot.com/2006/11/thanksgiving-2006.html
Just a question: How many of you made broth/soup from your turkey carcass? Mine is still simmering on the stove.