It's always weird being the odd man out. This Thanksgiving was one of those "odd man out" situations. For the last two years we have eaten over at my in law's house. My father in law got remarried about four years ago, so, now when family gets together, it's all his wife's family. They are nice, but still, it's just not the same. My husband's brother doesn't even come over because his family doesn't get along with the new wife's family. We don't get to see any of Mr. Cowboy's Aunts or cousins and my family is way too far away to go and visit. It just doesn't feel like a holiday. I was asked to make mashed potatoes. I was all freaking out about how many I should peel and mash. My potato peeler broke after the first potato. But some how I make it through, thanks to duct tape. I made a small bot of mashed potatoes, and I brought home about the same amount I took. Next year I am making instant mashed potatoes. Nobody here in the south eats them. Weird, I know! And when it was time to eat, by the time I walked next door, they already started with out me and my kids, and my husband wasn't back from work. It just wasn't the family fun day I was expecting. Not like the Thanksgivings I am used to. If I didn't live next door, I would start my own family Thanksgiving dinners. But besides missing family, the food was really good. We had lots of turkey and ham. They were both really yummy. And I am very thankful to have food to eat and for people to spend the day with. And the best thing about eating a lot of food, is taking a nap afterwards. Cowpokette just tossed out all her bibs and climbed in the drawer. She was plum tired. I hope every one had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Oh, and last night Mr. Cowboy and I found out that our septic tank is back washing fumes into our bathroom. It really stinks. I have been blaming it on Mr. Cowboy, poor guy. Hopefully Mr. Cowboy can just flush the system and it will get better. All fingers and toes crossed.