Thursday, November 22, 2012

My House Smells like Pie

Pie...liquid cake...

It is amazing how good pie smells. I stayed up late last night and made pumpkin and apple pie for our Thanksgiving Day dinner. I’ve always been the one to provide the pies each year. It began a long time ago and continues to this day. I guess that is how a tradition gets started. You do something, everyone likes it, and then you keep doing it every year. I just love the way my house smells after baking pie, it’s a smell that can’t be beat.

 The table is set and ready to go!

My family is coming for dinner today. This is probably what I’m most thankful for, having a family to share this day. There are those who do not have family or friends to share their life or a special day together. My family is not all blood or marriage. Some are longtime friends who have always been there when anyone has needed them. Others are new to the clan and seem to want to hang around with our weird little group. They are truly welcome.

 An apple pie just for fun

It has been a slightly difficult year. Things have not gone smoothly 100% of the time, but that’s life. Life is not always rainbows and unicorns and those who will be sitting around my table tonight know this and still come back for more. I am truly grateful for them and their companionship. So Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Have a great day and don’t forget to be thankful for your family and friends. Although they all could just be hanging around for the pie.

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