I hope I’m not disappointing anyone by not having a lot of Thanksgiving food this year. I’m doing the same as last year, pretty much, so if you search on ‘Thanksgiving’, you’ll get lots of stuff from 2006.
Instead, I’m relaxing a bit this week, if you call fixing a huge turkey and a regular turkey, cookies earlier this week and turkeys last week relaxing. Family is coming into town, which should be good.
I know I’m getting older. The holiday confirms it. It used to be that not only would I go to some relative’s house for holidays, but I might even sit at the kid’s table. Now, holidays are at my house. We don’t have a kid’s table, but you never know when that might change (not for us, but for others).
There’s good enough reason to have things at our house. My mom and sister have less than an hour drive, so they come down. My dad and stepmother are coming up from Atlanta, and my mom and dad can get along even though they’re divorced; that happened 35 years ago. My sister’s kids are coming in from wherever they are. My other sister is flying in from NYC, and my wife’s mom will drive down for the day. There’s no place else where all those different families would get together in one room.
I’m not going to get all sappy about what things for which I’m thankful, though my God and my wife top that list. One new thing for which I’m thankful, though, is our upcoming addition to the family, Bucky.
As I’m typing this, I realize that there actually will be a Bucky now, of Bucky McOinkum’s Barbecue and Bucky’s Barbecue and Bread. However, it won’t be a pig. Bucky is a blue tabby Maine Coon cat, and I just got photos of him today, at just about 4 1/2 weeks old. So, without further ado, have a great Thanksgiving (comment on any great stuff you had this year), and enjoy the debut photos of Bucky McKatt!