Sometimes, Thanksgiving can be a tasking day. I know some of you guys had a terrible turkey day!
Slacker heard a story about a guy that tried to fry his turkey inside his home. Well, turns out that the oil boiled over and he ended up frying his own leg! Steve heard another story about a guy that did some unmentionable things with a turkey baster...or maybe it was a meat thermometer. We're not sure, but this story's going to stay unmentionable!
My Thanksgiving was great. I had a crazy amount of food left over and got to relax with my family during the day. I never really feel like Thanksgiving can go wrong when I'm just going over to my parent's house to eat dinner, but I guess if I look at it from their point of view, then I can see how bad it can be. You have to plan this extravagant meal for a lot of people and I, personally, would get stressed if I accidentally left something out. Not only that, but imagine if you had to try and cook healthy food on Thanksgiving! That's pretty much impossible. Let's not forget if a fight between family members breaks out. I guess Thanksgiving can go wrong pretty easily now that I think about it.
I agree with you: when you're in your comfort zone, and going to Mom and Dad's is the plan, it might seem pretty effortless. It used to be, until this year. Well last year we were also alone and I had just had knee surgery, so no turkey time.... But this year tops that:
My 7 year old son and I just moved to Longmont in January. We moved here to be near family and I had a ridiculous notion that my family and I would reconnect again if we were close together (I'm the very black, black sheep). I do know a couple in Loveland- known them for years, but that's it for friends or family here in CO. Well, we found out right before Thanksgiving that my mom and my step-dad are moving to TN to "spread the word of God more globally for Ron, since he is in his last years". You can imagine how happy I am to have gone thousands in debt just to move here, for them, (mostly my mom), only to be left behind, for the third time throughout my life.
So I spend all day cooking to go to Fort Collins with my friends from Loveland and I'll admit, I was angry. I certainly wasn't driving 4 hours round trip to CO springs to see them. I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia- I don't sleep well and it effects my moods, I get nauseous, especially when I get upset, along with the achey body pain. So I ended up throwing up ( with some blood at the end, just for kicks and giggles) and getting a migraine. I couldn't not show up because I was in charge of all the appetizers and a dessert, so I drove the food to Loveland to be then driven to Fort Collins.
So, I got my poor son, Edan, an f-in Happy Meal and spent the rest of the evening in bed without any food, friends, or merriment. "Awwwwww" However, I did make a point for us to go back and forth naming the things we were thankful for.
The top 2 were each other.