Happy Thanksgiving to you! Today we are having Maple Bourbon Pumpkin pie in an almond buckwheat crust. I'm sure there'll be other food, but this is what I'm most excited about. Oh, and of course, friends and family!
We are hosting a small gathering in our tiny apartment here in north Seattle and I'm so happy everyone is willing to squeeze around tables placed in the living room and bring a dish to pass. It will be tight, but there will be friends and laughter and food. And gratitude. I am so grateful for my life and the ability to make a gorgeous meal and share it with those I love.
There seem to be difficulties in the world as of late. Our government fighting itself, the typhoon in the Philippines. Some challenges here at home, too. In the past few days we've had issues with family, and in the midst dealing with that, our baby shower gifts were stolen. All of them.
It was heartbreaking, but friends and family have really stepped up to make sure baby Hoverter has clothes to wear. The outpouring of love and generosity has been amazing. And so, I enter this holiday season, not with anger, but with hope and graditude.
"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good."
- Maya Angelou
A happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to you all!