....is a very special night. Jimmy Walker used to say Dyn-o-mite." (Gotta love Adam Sandler!) I awoke with this very appropriate song running through my mind, at the crack of dawn, of course. One day (I hope) little Miss CindyLou will learn the value of sleeping in! No matter, we had to get the monstrous bird into the oven pretty early. My grandparents are driving up for Thanksgiving dinner, so we did the 8 am power clean once the turkey was in the oven. Now the house is filled with the wonderful aroma of roasting turkey, stuffing, and simmering giblet gravy. We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Extravaganza, er, Parade, and now I'm sitting here tearing up over the Detroit Lions football players talking about that for which they are thankful. Ah, the holidays.
Mr. Whoo and I have the Thanksgiving dinner down to a science. I'm almost positive that we have had Thanksgiving at home for the five years that we have been married. I cook the stuffing, he preps the bird, I peel potatoes, he mashes them, I set the table, and he carves the turkey. We are a well-oiled, Thanksiving dinner making machine. I baked my pumpkin pie last night, and had CindyLou help me mix it all together. It was so much fun to "cook" with her. She is growing up so fast. I only had to make a quick run to the hospital this morning to round on one patient (that I released this morning to go to her own Thanksgiving Dinner). I figure that this Thanksgiving will play out much like Thanksgivings that I have worked in the past, very peaceful, until, that is, after everyone has finished their dinner! Then, either they figure "Hey, the family is all together! What better time than now to head to the hospital en masse to see if Sally Jo happens to be in labor?" or the pregnant moms start mistaking their indigestion for labor pain. It never fails. It goes the same for Christmas, as well.
I have so very much for which to be thankful this year. My wonderful husband and daughter, my family and extended family, our wonderful friends, a lovely home, a job that I love (most days), good health, and the promise of new little miracle, due sometime in July. God has truly blessed our lives, and I am so thankful, today and every day. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving!