Well, I’m home.
Had “Thanksgiving” dinner at my sister’s house. Mom and I found our way up there earlier today and spent the entirety of the day there.
Sis made macaroni & cheese, baked ziti, candied yams, potato salad, red beans & rice, sweet potato pie and banana pudding.
Mom made ham, turkey wings, dressing/stuffing, collard greens and the gravy.
I made a pot roast w/carrots & potatoes…yep. The “cook” of the family was designated ONE dish. LOL
We ate, laughed, watched “Four Christmases” and “I Am Legend” (which neither my mom or I had seen yet) and laughed our asses off at Vince Vaughn…the nut.
I am not big on Thanksgiving and what it stands for…never have. You can cloak it in the reason for thanks all you like, it still symbolizes one of the many times a people have been culturally robbed of their rightful legacies. Yet, I indeed go where the love is. Going to wherever I can gather with the loved ones I rarely see anymore is something I wont pass up on. I went an entire 8 1/2yrs of being alienated from my family due to a relationship choice…I won’t do that again. Also, considering that people are running their own separate lives…it’s of the utmost importance to me to cherish these moments of togetherness. For what it’s worth…we’ll do this in the summertime for no reason at all…the menu will just be different.
I hope you all enjoyed your day. Much love to you!