I'm about ready to create a (what I hope to be) scrumptious dessert for tomorrow. . . white chocolate pumkin cheesecake. I know. I know. But don't worry, I bought the 1/3 less fat cream cheese instead of the real deal stuff. Got the recipe from the trusted folks at tasteofhome.com. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
My five for today. . .
1. I'm thankful that conferences went well and that school is out for a few days. So I can kick back and relax. No, I'm not going out in the insanity of those early morning shoppers on Black Friday. I plan to stay at home in my pajamas and create something fabulous for some fabulous people out of some fabulous patterned paper.
2. I'm thankful for my coworkers. You should've seen us at Fuddruckers on Saturday. Boy, we laugh a lot. And we laugh pretty loud. Even with enlarged body parts, right Teacher #7? (Sorry, you had to be there, people.)
3. I'm thankful that I have the tradition of calling my sister early every Thanksgiving morning for the recipe for scalloped corn. Seriously, what's the point of writing it down when I can just call her every year? Besides, I might not even make it, so I don't need to write it down. I just like bugging her early in the morning. Although in order to do that now, I have to get up at the crack of dawn because she's 3 hours ahead of me. I haven't reminded her about it this year, so maybe she'll be surprised when I wake her up in the wee hours of the morn.
4. I'm thankful for music. I'd be lost without it. It's been a large part of my life.
5. I'm thankful for my Bible study group on Sunday mornings. We're going through Beth Moore's Living Beyond Yourself, a study on the fruit of the Spirit. It's been good. This week we're working on the 2nd part of Joy.
I hope in the midst of all the turkey and pumpkin pie tomorrow that you can find joy in being together to celebrate Thanksgiving. And while you're at it, show some love too.