clouds of white...Bright blessed days...dark sacred nights...and I think to myself...What a wonderful world! (Louis Armstrong)
That's my day yesterday. This is the first Thanksgiving that we have spent without guests. Just the six of us. We had signed up to adopt a family (a family whose spouse is deployed or who, like us, didn't have immediate family in the area) so we bought extra just in case. But all the families were adopted.
So we got up, wished each other Happy Thanksgiving and headed off to Mass. Fr. gave a wonderful homily about choices. He didn't have many of them as a child in Africa. When he came here to the U.S. he was amazed at all the choices. All that we have to be thankful for. He was right on and gave us all something to think about and talk about on the ride home.
After a small lunch, we decided to head to the movies to see The Blind Side. What a great little movie. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Uplifting and inspiring. We all enjoyed it tremendously.
Then home to fry the turkey and finish dinner. Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cornbread stuffing and cornbread rolls. Cherry and Apple pie...mmmmm mmmmmm good. Big Tom came out all juicy and crisp. Of course, how can you not love fried turkey. Everything is better fried! Right?!?!?!? Delish. We said Grace and the kids hit the buffet. It was the boys in the kitchen for clean up and the girls in the dining room. They did a fabulous job, without complaint and so we headed for the hot tub to finish the night.
It was a wonderful world yesterday. At least in our little corner. I hope yours went just as well. Blessings!