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From my table to yours…

It’s Thanksgiving here at Chez Inadvertent, and there’s much to be grateful for.

My parents arrived Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays here, and we’ve been making our way around to various eating and drinking establishments that are favorites of mine: Shan Dong for dumplings, The Trappist for Belgian-style brews, Café Madrid for tortilla Español and a bocadillo, Hog Island Oysters for, well, you know, and Zinnia for some of Jackie Patterson’s killer cocktails and a pre-opera meal. I’m grateful they’re here so I can let them peek into the life I’m making for myself here.

Yesterday brought our third day of rain since I arrived in California, and while I grumbled about it at the time because it complicated our sightseeing plan, I’m grateful for it—all those farmers whose produce I like to eat love said rain and need said rain.

I’m off to hit the kitchen, but I invite you to join me today in thanksgiving for the people we love, the people we miss, and the people who have facilitated the celebration those of us in the U.S. are undertaking today.

Thanks to the hands that raised the turkeys (And, you know what? Thanks to the turkeys, too!). Thanks to the hands that grew the potatoes and the vegetables and the greens for salads. Thanks to those who baked the bread that will end up in the stuffing, made the wine, and grew the pumpkins.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

6 Comments on “From my table to yours…”

  1. #1 sam
    on Nov 27th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Genie – this is a message for your parents, if they are reading: “Good job! We adore your daughter”

  2. #2 Diana Foss
    on Nov 27th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. #3 inadvertentgardener
    on Nov 30th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Sam, in case they haven’t seen it yet, I’ll make sure to point it out to them. Thanks! :-)

    Diana, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!

  4. #4 Mom!
    on Dec 9th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Message back to Sam……As one of our friends always said when someone complimented her children, “she (they) had proper upbringing!” We agree that the inadvertentgardener is the best! Mom

  5. #5 inadvertentgardener
    on Dec 10th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Mom! You are too funny. :-)

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    on Dec 13th, 2008 at 11:36 am

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