Happy, Happy, Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! To the rest of you, happy Thursday – I hope it’s excellent.

I’m posting at quarter past midnight after spending a wonderful evening baking with my mom and sister and then playing a fun new game (San Juan) with my parents and brother. Now I’m going to do a little more packing (I move in a week! EEK!) and then head to bed to rest up for the big day tomorrow. Here’s a little peek at the scene in the kitchen this evening:

Cavorting in the kitchen?!

Rhiannon takes a break from her celery-chopping duties and pretends to down some nutmeg while I whip up a pumpkin pie and look skeptical… silly sisters!

I thought about making a big, photo-filled “I’m Thankful For XYZ” post today, but instead I’ll keep it simple. I’m thankful for a supportive, loving family; for wonderful, loyal friends (both bloggy friends and “real life” friends!); for my two sweet doggies (you’ll meet them soon!); for the fact that I am soon going to be starting a great new job in the middle of an economic slump; and finally, for the simple fact that I am able to celebrate Thanksgiving in comfort.

With that, I’ll end this post. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, the one day when overeating is practically requisite. ;) Enjoy!