With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I couldn't be happier. Because you see, Turkey Day has some of the best food all year long. You've got turkey and gravy--the latter of which I love so much, I could drink with a straw. And you've got pumpkin pie. I once had six slices of pumpkin pie in one night. My sister was contemplating making three pumpkin pies instead of the two we'd need for our party, and I said, "Go for it. I'll have the third one myself."
But this Thanksgiving isn't just about giving thanks or eating a lot, it's also about seeing my mom's side of the family whom I haven't seen in forever. My aunt and uncle, as well as their two children and their dog, live in Michigan, and I've only visited their current house a few times in my life. Granted, I visited them at their old house several times as well, but either way I haven't had a chance to catch up with them recently. Another positive is that their dog, Zelda, will finally get to meet her cousin Maddie. I wonder if they'll tag-team to steal some Thanksgiving table scraps. Maybe like a 50-50 split. No, Maddie would definitely want at least 70%.
They will be joining us for a Friday night dinner, but on Thanksgiving itself my family and I will be joining our other aunt and uncle for dinner. I did the math on the numbers at both dinners, and let's just say that if all goes well, I should be having a lot of turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie.