November 23rd, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving!

Dinner's going to hit the table 'round 6, but people should come over from 2 on... (and the BPAL thing for tomorrow is at 2, too (and is open-invite) - e-mail for my address!)

I'm thankful for my wonderful, healthy, smart, kind, beautiful daughter. I'm thankful for my indescribably perfect-for-me husband. I'm thankful for my partners, my friends. I'm thankful for my cuddly cats. *laugh* I'm thankful that we're up in Boston now! I'm thankful for the worlds in my head, and my ability to communicate them to you. I'm thankful that my health isn't worse than it is. I'm thankful that I am surrounded by love.

And so many other things...

What are *you* thankful for?
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Everyone here is a crazy person.

Blogging Thanksgiving

10:30: We realize that we have no bourbon; therefore, there can be no chocolate bourbon cake. I am saddened. :( There are no cloves. Adam thought we had them, so he didn't buy them last weekend. We need cloves for my cookies! Adam and Adam are going on a clove quest.

Elayna is making the pumpkin pie and brownies all by herself this year, so be sure to compliment her!

Our mixing bowls are still in Georgia. *headdesk*

This will be... interesting.

12:20: I am wearing a swirly skirt. And an apron.

slipjig has never seen Empire Records! Or Firefly!

We borrowed cloves from the neighbors, but we are still bourbonless.

Potato-related injuries: Two. Both me and Elayna, both middle finger.

"Questionable Potato" = my new band name.

1:00: Pumpkin pie and brownies are done. Gingerbread is in the oven. Adam and Adam are boiling potatoes. Gwyn and Elayna are gaming. Anna's reading. I'm wondering if I can roll my cookies with the bandaid on my finger.

The cloves borrowed from the neighbors are *whole* cloves. So it's a good thing I collect mortars and pestles. Ground 'em all up. *satisfied nod*

fibro_witch just called - she has bourbon! Yay!

2:20: Rosemary garlic smashed potatoes are done, and the last batch of cookies and the stuffed mushrooms are in the oven! Yay! We're doing well. Turkey needs to go in next! Everyone's gathered in the kitchen/dining room chatting. Happy day. :) be continued...
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Elayna & Mommy laughing

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Much chaos, much cooking, much food! And many friends, many of whom were strangers to each other before tonight. I love bringing people together...

And after the food, I encouraged slipjig to bring out his guitar. He played and sang, then rafaela joined in, and then everyone... and then I brought down my drums and tambourine, and strapped my bells to my ankles. Hesitantly, people picked up the drums and toyed with them. It was wired_lizard who first really started playing, grooving out on the ashiko. Elayna picked up the smaller bodhran, and was striking it out of turn...


She turned to me, pausing her striker above the skin.

"Close your eyes."

A skeptical look.

"Close your eyes, and let the music tell you what to do."

And she did. She closed her eyes, she opened herself to the rhythm that wired_lizard was channeling - and she joined in seamlessly, carrying her thread in perfect time and spirit.

Have you ever done just what the music wanted you to do? In dancing or in playing? Have you ever felt the power of that?

Elayna did tonight. She discovered it, and I got to watch. And hell, mgrasso and theloriest were delighted just watching me watch her. *laugh*

rafaela joined in on the big bodhran, and slipjig on guitar, and the musc just lived here for a while.

I love my friends, and I love my daughter, and I love Thanksgiving. :)
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