This was the first year that I did not see Cynthia cook for hours on end. For a change, this Thanksgiving day she decided to cook less things and take a nap. That is something unprecedented for her, but I was glad. Every year she asks me, “Why do you think my feet and legs hurt me?” To what I respond, “Because you’ve been on your feet cooking for hours.” And then she says, “Oh,” as if she has not asked me the same question year after year.
Anyway, one tradition for sure we have in our family/pack is to take pictures every year. Why? Aside from the memories we are able to immortalize, the year we didn’t take pictures we had a yucky year to say the least. Alex, of course, even after 12 years with us has not learned how to pose. But you know what? That’s ok. At least we get to laugh at the pictures we “tried” to take of all of us.
After we all ate, yes Alex got to eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies, we went out for a walk to see if we could burn some of those calories.