The washing machine hasn’t stopped running since Sunday night.
Shoes are piled in a mountain by the front door.
The refrigerator is opened and closed 4, 738 times a day.
The DVR is jam-packed with favorite Disney movies to share with her brothers and every interview involving the new Twilight movie.
A half finished Monopoly game has taken over the breakfast nook with the promise of finishing the Monopoly marathon “soon.” (But that isn’t going to happen as long as they keep trading Boardwalk for “all of your yellow properties” and being “nice” and only charging whatever you can afford – I’m raising a bunch of Democrats! – when you land on someone’s hotel.)
One minute they’re yelling and shouting at each other and the next they’re all snuggled on the couch watching Tangled.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mess and all.
Because #1daughter is home from college and all of my babies are home under one roof.
Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll!
I hope you have plenty of !!! in your Thanksgiving, too!
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I was born in the north, but the south is where I call home. I’ve now lived more than half of my life here. I love everything about where I live: the weather, the people, the sweet lilting accent, sweet tea, collards and cornbread.
And I’m here to tell you, Southern Hospitality is NOT dead. My dear mother-in-law is from Boston. It drives her crazy with how friendly people are here. We’ll go to the grocery store and everyone smiles and nods a hello. The cashier will strike up a conversation with you. The young man bagging the groceries helps you to your car and won’t accept a tip. She’s all like, “What do they want from you?” I just laugh.
Along with the friendliness there’s a delightful mix of craziness. I’ve met my fair share of characters. Which makes this story, Alice’s Restaurant, totally believeable.
No Thanksgiving is complete without listening to Alice’s Restaurant by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. It’s a bit long but if you don’t have your own copy or a radio station that plays this on Thanksgiving Day I saved you the trouble of finding it. Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!