Very Thankful

This year we promise to cook it first.

We’ve been watching the news about all the storms causing travel problems for Thanksgiving travel. Lion and I tend to stay home for Thanksgiving. We’ve gone out to dinner a few times, but mostly we hunker down and cook turkey and enjoy each other. Every year I resolve to stay home for four days straight because who wants to be out on Black Friday with all the other crazies. I also like to stay home, period. By Saturday or Sunday, Lion has usually gone stir crazy and needs to get out.

I’ve been looking forward to these four days for a long time. I figure I can get a lot of unpacking done. I don’t know how much I’ll actually get done, but every little bit helps. I think the things we hope to accomplish in these four days say a lot about us. I want to unpack. Lion wants that too, but I think he’s mostly looking forward to sexual activity. We both want to spend time together but for different reasons.

I’m sure Lion hopes I’ll find the rest of the restraints and that I’m able to set up the waxing table so I can take care of all his fur. I just want the house unpacked. It would be nice to find the restraints and set up the waxing table, but that’s not my focus. I’d like to get to the point of our unpacking that we can live in every room of the house without dodging boxes. Once things are set up, then I can worry about restraints and waxing. Of course, I’m not saying I won’t use the restraints if I find them, or that there’s no possibility of waxing Lion until the house is completely set up. That would be silly. It’s just not a big goal of mine.

The turkey is achieving room temperature right now. Soon we will be on our way to wonderful smells throughout the house. And then we’ll sit at our newly cleared off table (that’s my first job once I finish here), and feast on our Thanksgiving dinner. I know that no matter what else happens this weekend, the most important thing is that we’re together and I am very thankful for that.

[Lion — Actually, sex hasn’t been on my mind. Other than a little worry about my lack of interest, mostly I’m grateful that I’m not in pain right now. My left shoulder is extremely painful most of the time and prevents me from getting a full night’s sleep. I’m just enjoying being with Mrs. Lion. It will be fun to cook the dinner. We’ll be having a turkey breast, stuffing, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and each other. By the way, Mrs. Lion, even though it’s Thanksgiving, today is also punishment day.]