janelle's turkey dinner

How possible do you think it is to 'overfill' a plate? I mean, really. I have been at many a turkey dinner and watched my husband, uncles, dad and brothers heap more food onto a plate than I thought possible. You think that last little piece of turkey balanced on the edge is most definitely going to take a tumble. But the food sticks. It miraculously stays on the plate, excited to push the eating boundaries of these men. And as the plates finally begin to dwindle, I see the adjustments being made...belt buckle loosens, a kick of the left leg hoping to make a little more room 'somewhere' in the body, a couple back and forth head tosses. Well, this is currently our life. A turkey dinner plate full of all sorts of goodies. Full, and continuing to fill up more and more every day. And the reason I am talking in turkey, is because even though it seems a little daunting at times, with all this goodness looking at you, how could we ever be anything but excited for what is about to come. That big ol' bite of turkey with a little bit of mashed potato, pea and carrot clinging to the fork and covered in the sweet, sweet sauce we call gravy.

So, as I sit here on the floor of new beginnings looking at my journal that has turned into a to-do list, I know that all I need to do is give my head a shake, kick my left leg, and oh baby, enjoy the ride!

Summer 2012, here we come!