Thanksgiving --- feasting, family, and fun.
I outsourced much of the turkey to my father, not wanting to be responsible if it was imperfect. Despite both of our best efforts, the beast did end up imperfect...but it didn't matter.
Our focus was on the food. But, honestly, I think we had the most fun pulling together to put each dish on the table.
For example, my nephew Jeremiah saved the day by figuring out how to mash the potatoes with the implements in the communal kitchen.
The space was well-stocked in every other regard, but we couldn't for
the life of us find any kind of masher or beater. Pure elbow grease did
the job in the end.
Meanwhile, Maggie kept the kids busy playing our family favorite card game --- Boot.
After the meal, it was so
sunny and warm most of us gravitated toward the river. I took the kids
out on a canoe trip which matched my definition of success --- no one
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