What a day! I enjoy having family over and doing the Thanksgiving thing, but this one was stressful for me. But I made it through...and I have the battle scars to prove it. First off, the dog was a pain in the booty. He's a very large English Mastiff but he'll only be a year old next month. Think puppy behavior in an extremely large dog. He's usually very lazy and sleepy when it's just us, but he loves, loves, loves for people to visit. He has no clue how large he is and was all over everyone. We kept putting him up but he would cry like a baby. It was stressing me out. Then, when I was checking the turkey, I burned my thumb and had to peel potatoes. Next, the one time of year that I use a damn turkey baster I couldn't find it. I'm sure it's in the bottom of Abby's toy box. So I was trying to baste the turkey with spoon and touched the top of my other hand on the top of the oven. It actually stuck for second and I jerked it away....OUCH! Quite a few expletives came along with that ouch. So I'm walking around holding an ice pack to my thumb and hand and trying to cook while everyone is chatting and getting in my way in the kitchen. Oh, and of course Abby and her little cousin are having their moments when they can't share or one isn't doing what the other wants.
But you know what. My brother drove to Walgreens without my knowledge and reappeared with something to put on the burns. My daughter and her cousin really did have a lot of fun together. Everyone filled their tummies with lots of delicious food and enjoyed each other's company. I really am thankful and feel very blessed.
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