The ham and turkey are in the smoker, not for smoking, but because oven space is always at a premium on Thanksgiving morning. I still have room in there for a couple of pans, if people bring over side dishes that need to be warmed.
Another blessing is this home that Milady and I have made. She saved me from myself almost fifteen years ago and she is my strength, my compass, and my love. We've designed our home for entertaining, and love that so many people are comfortable here.
Standing outside regulating the smoker, I heard a familiar song and looked up to see a flight of geese heading south. I thought of my Dad, who chased ducks and geese all his life, and his love for the wild places and the wild things. After the third flight passed overhead, complaining noisily, I knew from long association with the old man that a front must be approaching. Geese ride ahead of a front, and the geese are moving this morning. Sure enough, a look at the weather maps tell me that tomorrow we can expect a change in weather.
But, for today we'll have mild temps and pleasant weather. Tomorrow is soon enough for the weather to change, and for that I am also thankful.