We're thankful for many things in our lives right now, including it's S-N-O-W-I-N-G big fatty flakes down here in GIRDWOOD!! The kids are home, the dogs have been ran and the counter is full of various dishes of food prep including a huge 21 pound Butterball. It’s all beautiful and I’m beyond thankful for the life I live. As many of you know exactly 10 years ago today I was laying in a hospital bed at the University of Washington Medical Center after 30+ days for my first (of 5) round of chemo, being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This is a girl who has never-ever spent more than 48 hours indoors! The caring nurse brought me my “Thanksgiving Dinner” tray of semi-traditional fare –though the “turkey” didn’t really resemble the turkey I always enjoyed, it was more of a sliced, compressed Spam-Turkey combo and not very tasty to say the least. I’m Thankful I’m in full remission and hit the magic 10-year good statistic mark. To this day I cook a HUGE real turkey whether there are two or twenty of us, and toast “To Turkey Not Spurkey!"
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.