Here it is almost noon on the day before Thanksgiving and have I started baking yet? Oh no, I have not.
Instead, Iâ€™ve been sipping coffee and watching the snow fall outside. Itâ€™s utterly mesmerizing.
Last night as I was organizing myself for todayâ€™s baking extravaganzorgy, I pulled out a can of pumpkin from the pantry. I knew it had been in there a while, possibly as long as since last fall. I should mention that it is the only can of pumpkin in Jenworld right now.
Just to be safe, I flipped over the can to check the sell by date.
So it appears that Iâ€™ll be pulling on a parka and snow boots shortly and walking to a nearby market to get a single can of pumpkin. Send good thoughts that theyâ€™re not sold out, because the last thing I want is to go to a grocery store today.
It seems appropriate at this time to mention all the things Iâ€™m thankful for. Thereâ€™s a lot, but my partial list includes: my husband and daughters, my family and friends, coffee, warm socks, a solid home thatâ€™s warm and furnished, a well stocked fridge and pantry, money to buy what we need, pan-seared Brussels sprouts with olive oil and sea salt, nearly everything Joss Whedon has produced for our entertainment, my fabulous physical therapist, and the music of Muse and Duran Duran.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Have a great long weekend. (And to my non-American readers, have a great rest of your work week and enjoy your regular weekend.)