Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today. If posts about how to survive Thanksgiving are more in line with your reality, I wish you the best of luck in that regard. I am thankful that’s not how I feel about today, but then again I’ll be the first to admit I might not be overly excited about today if I was celebrating it with a ton of relatives. Normally, my Thanksgivings have mostly consisted of my immediate family and even that can be a little much sometimes.
Today’s Thanksgiving is looking like a fairly normal one over here. I’m definitely not going complain about that since at one point there was the possibility of my parents’ going up to Minnesota for Thanksgiving with my siblings that go to college up there. Instead those siblings have returned home and are here to enjoy our normal Thanksgiving festivities. Everything over here is fairly relaxed at the moment and I’m currently enjoying one of our newer holiday traditions of tequila sunrises in the morning.
It’s tough to say what I’m most looking forward to with the rest of the day, it’s a tough call between the game and the food. It’s definitely exciting that the Bears are playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in quite a while. I feel like every year I’ll watch a little bit of the Thanksgiving day games, but it’s a little hard to care when I don’t have much rooting interest in the games themselves. Also, it’s cool that it’s a meaningful game, which it feels like it’s been a while since that could be said about a Bears’ game this late in the season.
Then again, there are so many foods that I’m looking forward to having today too. The only drawback to the food, is the work needed to prepare it. Later, I’ll be helping out by making the green bean casserole, which has come to be known as my signature dish over the last few years. I also do my best to help out as needed to make the meal happen as well. The best part of all this is the meal itself. My mouth is just watering thinking about all the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, eggnog, and pumpkin pie I’ll be having later. I’m most certainly ready to give thanks and enjoy the rest of today.