I adore this picture. The big, genuine smiles. My husband took it while my mother-in-law and I were preparing scalloped potatoes from her old recipe file that she’s had since she got married 48 years ago.
Phyllis is one thing that I’m hugely grateful for on this day of thanks. Making scalloped potatoes with her makes me happy in such a ridiculous way that is hard to describe. I don’t want to get into my childhood, but let’s just say that Phyllis is the kind of mother I always wanted and I’m so thankful to have her in my life now. I’m thankful for my own mother as well, who I know loves me dearly, but it is much more difficult to find this deep-seated happiness when sharing a kitchen with her.
Today was a good day. God has blessed all of us abundantly, and recognizing these blessings is something I need to do more often. Therefore, I have decided to make a Thanksgiving resolution. From now until Thanksgiving next year, I’m going to find something to be thankful for every day and report them each time I blog. I won’t blog every day, but I will include these thanksgivings each time that I do.
OK, onto the weekly weigh-in and update!
Well, I weighed in this morning and the scale said…
…but I’m pretty sure I just gained 10 pounds with our Thanksgiving dinner! I didn’t eat a HUGE amount of anything…but a little bit of everything. And there was a lot to choose from. I think I sampled five pies. Among other desserts. Oi. But the pecan pie that Phyllis made? Totally worth every calorie. I haven’t let myself have it in several years. I was due.
I’m very, very tired and about to fall asleep on my keyboard so I’ll just say that I’m doing great with my exercise, not as great with eating (I’m tracking but going over my calories by 1,000 almost every day), my blood sugar is terrible this week, which would also be improved by doing better with my food choices. Here’s to a better week and a year filled with hope and gratitude.