The “No Regrets Thanksgiving!” Edition
Volume XXVII for Me
My contribution to John’s mom’s awesome meal was this:
It was de-luscious. The recipe may be found here.
Unfortunately, my husband wouldn’t touch it. He doesn’t care for pumpkin, the poor man, and yes, I knew this when we got engaged.
I married him anyway.
I’ve learned not to care too much over the years that he refuses to even try my pumpkin desserts. I’ve also learned to hold my tongue when he takes a generous slice of dark chocolate pie, not knowing it was made with tofu.
(In Grandma’s defense, it was also de-luscious.)
(It’s just that—giggle—my husband doesn’t fancy himself a tofu man.)
No regrets, Sweetie! You ate what you ate and what’s done is done!
It’s the cardamom that makes it “chai”, I guess, and anyway, there’s nothing like fresh cardamom. I made a special trip to Penzey’s on Wednesday (and to all my Facebook friends, you may skip ahead to Quick Take #3 now) and brought home a jar, as we were out.
Holding it up to George’s nose, I instructed him to take a whiff. “Doesn’t that smell yummy?” I asked. George inhaled deeply…and then exhaled.
I very much appreciated the go-ahead.
— 4 —One of the highlights from Thanksgiving was skyping with Auntie Bella and Baby Sebastian in London. She’s my husband’s sister and it’s been too too long since we have seen her.
It’s actually been forever since we’ve seen Baby Sebastian and that’s just wrong.
Oh, and see that little rectangle at the bottom of the computer screen?
This is as close to a family photo as I got.
No regrets! We still have lots and lots of memories! (Like my husband eating tofu, for example…)
It’s a holiday thing. I was having too much fun to do any real “work.”
I did have Felicity take a picture of George and me, though. Here it is:
Oh well. I tried.
(I call this face his “stinker face.”)
(He makes it a lot; it’s a 2-year-old thing.)
I call this one “Being Thankful.”
When I look at my NiNi, I am very thankful.
I regret that I didn’t take any pictures of him with Grandma but you know, I think I’ll just put that regret in a drawer and close it.
Thanksgiving is, after all, a time to be grateful for all you have.
It is not about missing the stuff that you don’t.
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