Well, this is it kids, the end is near! It seems only yesterday I was in classes and planning my turkey feast in 2013. Yes kids, trust me, time flies.
While most of you who have stayed on track will be able to gobble, gobble, gobble, I will be using the time “off” (out of classes) to get back to speed in one course I will not mention out of abject shame. But, I will be ready for the final by the time I digest my mashed potatoes and gravy.
Typical Maryland weather, I am glad that it looks as if tomorrow I can get my bulbs planted, which I’ve not had time to do, and then Wednesday they’re calling for snow, so who knows, we may have to re-write the holiday carol, “I’m dreaming of a White TURKEY!”
I had to shout out again to my dearest professor Joan Naake who actually took three hours of her OFF DAY today to come into her office and go over my applications for transfer with a fine tooth comb. And well, who does that kind of thing? Nobody is who, but Professor Naake does. Why? Because she truly loves her job and truly cares about her students’ successes. Thank you again, Professor Naake.
Meanwhile, I won’t have time to do much cooking for the family, but will be making my famous Cuban Flan, not the usually soupy style, but my almost cheesecake thick Key Lime version. I have been so good about what I eat, but come Thanksgiving I just throw all caution to the wind. So I am expecting a food coma to overwhelm me and that’s the way I like it thank you very much.
Yes, it will be a bittersweet Thanksgiving with the death in the family those of you who have read my previous blogs are aware of. But it is still going to be a good time for the family to all get together in his memory with a happier occasion in which to remember him. It is a big table full of big personalities. But also a lot of “Big Love” so we should be fine.
My prayer of gratitude is that you all have a very safe NON-TEXTING AND DRIVING holiday. That you and yours enjoy the comforts of home, old friends and family and a well-deserved break from all the hard work.
Let’s hope that Wednesday call for snow is not enough to derail our travel plans and that we all get to where we are going safely and in the spirit of love and family. All my best to your and yours! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!