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This Day of Thankfulness

Today has been a wonderful day.

I definitely diverged from my original meal plan… It seems that when I have the mind-space and time to cook well, I tend to cook to my little heart’s content. What we actually had:

Lunch:
Cheese-covered olives
Turkey breast
Roasted carrots & potatoes
Green beans with garlic and shallots
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Dinner:
The rolls I had planned (oops, timing error!)
Turkey mole with potatoes & carrots
Tortillas
More Pumpkin Cheesecake (hey, when you’ve got a good thing, you roll with it)

In between Lunch and Dinner, aside from dishes and cleanup, we all went out into the backyard and decided to perform a spur-of-the-moment, no-cost-solution fix to our backyard. We have a retaining wall that the previous owners built a staircase into using the cement bricks you see everywhere. Unfortunately, the construction wasn’t the best, so I had stairs that were trying to reincarnate into a ramp. SO, we rebuilt the bricks and adjusted the remaining 12 feet of wall that were affected by the fix. FUN!

What does this have to do with anything? Well, it’s my “what I’m thankful for” for this year. I’m thankful for my family of origin. We have a mom, a dad, and four girls, so in my house, there wasn’t such a thing as girl-jobs and boy-jobs, there were just jobs to get done. And I love it. (Note the present, not past tense on that one.) I love that I can face life with equal comfort in cooking my little heart out, and rebuilding a rock wall, and think nothing of the differences between those two jobs. Short of the ibuprofen I will be taking this evening. đŸ˜‰

~Grateful Me

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