WWF Thanksgiving ruuuuuumble!

By Mir
November 24, 2011

I just told Otto I feel like I landed in the middle of some sort of bizarro WWF match for Thanksgiving, today. I woke up with one—just one!—swollen knuckle on my right hand, like maybe I’d smashed someone with a right hook in my sleep and landed it wrong, and as it’s my middle finger, my dexterity is extremely compromised. Then while getting the stuffing ready I stupidly dropped a mess of onions into my butter-filled skillet and promptly burned my left wrist in three places where the butter leapt out to protest.

A minute ago I tried to swirl my hot-water-and-yeast mixture that will be rolls later, and managed to get it all over the counter and myself. That one didn’t hurt, at least, so all I could do was utter a couple of choice words about it.

Otto’s in charge of the turkey, thank goodness, because I can promise you I’d end up dropping it on the dog or something.

Nevertheless, we’re listening to “Alice’s Restaurant” on repeat, Chickadee is begging us to turn it off, Monkey is bouncing around calling out “Kill! Killlll! KIIIILLLL!” and I’m feeling thankful, war wounds and all. I hope you are with people you love, today. I sure am.


  1. Theresa

    It’s my birthday and Thanksgiving so will be surrounded by loved ones today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy!

  2. Otto

    So that’s where this penny sized bruise came from last night …


  3. Chris

    Take every opportunity to swear today, burns or yeast or spilled wine. Embrace the moments and fill them with expletives. Because that is what the Pilgrims would want. (Happy Day to you and the family!)

  4. Megan

    And this is why I’m boycotting a huge turkey Thanksgiving this year!

  5. sassymonkey

    giggle. Alice’s Restaurant on repeat.

  6. elz

    Geez, not even Ted Nugent husband is jumping around yelling “Kill.” It sounds dangerous to be at your house on Thanksgiving! Bet it tastes yummy though!

  7. Jeanie

    You cook like I do, Mir — an accident waiting to happen. My family always tried to keep me away from a hot oven. One year, as a joke, my mom bought me an Ove-glove. That thing was so cool and worked so well, I bought another one. I cooked a turkey yesterday without many mishaps, but am happy to be going to my sister’s today for one of her delightful dinners. Hope yours is plentiful and that you and your family count your many blessings.

  8. Kira

    Now I have “Alice’s Restaurant” stuck in my head.
    You can get anything you want, at Alice’s restaurant…exceptin’ Alice…
    Love you.

  9. Kathy

    We listened to Alice’s Restaurant, too! A fave from my childhood! It was the first time for my kiddos and it happened in the car!

    Do you and your kids also love “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses? That’s the GO TO Christmas fave for our family! Harkens me back to college days! (Yes, I just said Harken!!)


  10. Debbi

    “Alice’s Restaurant” is my traditional Thanksgiving music choice, too. So good to know I’m not the only one out there.

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