the food preparations started today as i'm sure it did at many of your homes.
this is it. the holidays are here...yippee! earlier today it was ella; now it's johnny.
my pumpkin pies turned out, other than the scars from peeling back the foil;
the banana cream pie might need a re-do as the pastry cream has not set quite firm enough...
oh, perfection! how i hope you never touch this kitchen.
i am truly grateful for it all: this life, this earth, the people i love and who love me,
the bad days just as much as the good days, the frustration as much as the triumphs...
and the pies. i am grateful. this life is enough.
i hope you enjoy your harvest feast tomorrow.
we'll eat to our soul's delicious content,
and make our way to the mountains the following days
to ski with friends. should be a satisfying weekend.