Thankful and Not

I am thankful for:

  • Brownies with raspberries and homemade whipped cream
  • Eating dessert while I type
  • Green bean casserole
  • Gravy
  • Gravy
  • Gravy
  • Babies that take naps, even when they really don’t want to
  • A pre-cooked turkey
  • Leftovers
  • The smell of stock simmering on the stove
  • Guests (and husbands) that go to the movies, leaving me and my babyface to get the kitchen cleaned up without interference
  • A relaxing after-Thanksgiving afternoon

I could do without:

  • The fact that babyproof doorknob covers don’t actually work unless you CLOSE the door
  • The occurrence of people standing twelve inches away from me while I try to make mashed potatoes
  • The fact that my pre-cooked turkey took more than twice as long as expected to heat up, making it late to the table, like every single year (that is why I bought the pre-cooked turkey this year!)
  • Mushy stuffing
  • Cleaning up the kitchen