Sandy put up the grateful tree and told everyone to put what they were thankful for on a leaf. Of course there had to be "rules." You couldn't just say family, or spouse---too generic. You couldn't mention sports teams or a particular athlete. This was supposed to be thoughtful and from the heart.
We had turkey, dressing AND stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrot casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, spinach casserole, squash casserole and yeast rolls. I think we covered all the food groups!!
After dinner, we couldn't really clean up, so we napped. Games after that. The electricity finally came back on around 6 p.m.---luckily, as it was getting pretty dark. The night went on. We had leftovers and pretty much wiped out ALL the food!
It was a great day and we are truly blessed. We thought about all the families whose dinners were ruined. We're glad we eat early or it would have been us!!
Oh, and there wasn't any football either!