My dear friend Cindy heard that we were going to be home and I think she felt a little sorry for me. She called the night before Turkey Day and invited us up to her house. I guess I was feeling like a complete home body as I asked her if she'd come here (I reasoned that it would be easier to get their 4 family members here than to get our 9 family members there (Us+Grandma+Hank)). Cindy graciously agreed and her family arrived in the afternoon. They got a big surprise and their son and his family were on their way to for a surprise visit...so they came here too. By now I felt kinda bad because that brought their family total up to 8, while we were still holding steady at 9. And when I saw all of the delicious food Cindy brought (turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie, and stuffing), I realized it probably would have been easier for us to go to Cindy's house with our turkey and sweet potatoes.
It ended up being a delightful afternoon and I felt grateful not only for my family, but for good friends. I have been a real home body lately, but Cindy is a good friend that plays along with me! :) Thank you!!