1.) A Thanksgiving to be remembered...
2.)Describe the most destructive thing your pet has done.
3.) Describe in 1000 words or less a time when something happened and you knew that life would never be the same.
4.)Share a diary entry from when you were 13...feel free to make one up! Oh, let's not re-live THAT hormone-infused time!
5.)Describe a moment you felt embarrassed by your parents. Oh, let's not bring up stuff best left in days of therapy last...
I decided to do prompt #1 today.
A Thanksgiving to remember...
It was cold that Thanksgiving day - cold enough to snow, with clouds that looked competent enough to dump a pile of the wet stuff on us. As we left the hospital that morning, I was glad to be getting into our car with the fully-functioning heating system, and looking forward to eating the first Thanksgiving dinner I hadn't had to clean or cook for.
Our turkey that year? Only five pounds, five ounces of loveliness. Forget the oven, I was sure I could have just eaten her up just the way she was. My daughter, Shannon, then two and a half, wasn't too sure about the turkey - I think she preferred something with a little more meat...and wished there was a hot dog on the menu.
We took her to my parents' house, tightly wrapped in a pink blanket knitted by my Aunt Dorothy. The preparations for the meal were already in full swing; the signature smells of Thanksgiving permeated the air.
The turkey was gladly inspected by my mom and dad, and was pronounced "perfect". An hour or so later, the relatives arrived, and dinner was enjoyed by all.
And the turkey that year? She had nothing to say of the festivities.
She turns 31 tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Erin!
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