Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dear Friends,

To my very loyal, tolerant blog friends,

It has come to my attention that I have let you down these past few days.  Instead of humorous essays filled with wry observations about our modern Thanksgiving holiday and great photos of my botched cooking adventures, you got a big fat nothing instead. 

I have lots of good excuses, like the fact that my Sears fridge was broken AGAIN (it's a conspiracy I say, a  left-winged evil conspiracy) and I haven't had more than 5 hours of sleep in weeks, but then that's just kind of boring stuff I always complain about, so instead I'll tell you that it was due to the fact that I've had major writing block and have been far too busy making embroidered name placards for all of our Thanksgiving guests (to go along with the personalized cardigans I hand knitted for everyone) that there wasn't a spare moment to sit down at the computer.

 So now you know why I have let you down, I'm going to let you down again.

  Although it could be argued that it is always the case, today, in particular, I have absolutely nothing witty or observant to say

Our Thanksgiving was, on the whole, pretty average.  I know you're not supposed to say that, but it's true.  We had absolutely no family squabbles over whose turn to pray it was nor any yelling matches about whose pie was better.  Not a single person insulted my cooking skills when I overcooked the roasted vegetables, oversalted the croutons, and in a moment of true desperation resorted to Stove Top stuffing instead of homemade.  Instead our friends and family were all nice and gracious and totally helpful. 

They all put up with  an averagely good dinner (my fault, not theirs) on Chinet plates.  We all overate an abnormally average amount and sat around and engaged in obtusely average conversations about cute kids, the weather, food, BYU sports, and Bangladeshi politics.

And then as per our tradition we discussed with the kids some of the things that we're grateful for...

(actual responses) family, Legos, friends, food, scriptures, Jesus, church, trees, losing teeth, grass, temple, books, Facebook, toys, tv, sports, and "stuff as awesome as me" (can you guess which child wrote that?) 

So there you have it.  I'm sorry I've let you down the last few days and I'm even sorrier that I burdened you with my late night attempt at saving the day.

Hope you had a wonderfully average Thanksgiving too!



K said...

I love your new shelves! Oh and I can't believe you used the word toots several times in your post. Awesome. I'm hoping PP will make a witty comment about it.

Matthew K said...

How could your Thanksgiving be average if Lincoln was there? Just saying.

Lolli said...

Yay for an average Thanksgiving! It might not stand out for years to come, but at least nothing catastrophic happened!

Charlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

annalisa said...

you're funny lara! i can't believe the fridge broke again, but i'm glad it's all right now.
i think i missed the conversation about toots. i don't remember that :) thanks for having us all over!

Grandpa-Grandma said...

Interesting blog about your average? Thanksgiving. Love your new shelves.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Karey said...

By the way, other people might think that you are kidding about the Bangladeshi politics, but you aren't. I was there, we actually did talk about Bangladeshi politics. For serious. (written by Matt, even though Karey's name is on this comment).

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