knee deep in weeds

notes on living a life


“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” 
~ Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Thanksgiving is three days away and I have yet to make my grocery list. Truth be told, I have made this meal so many times I kinda have it down. There are a few traditions from his childhood, a few from mine and then ours together and my family does not like me to mess with it; so I don't. Besides it makes things easier for me right? And let's face it, this is a messy meal to prepare; gravy pans, that giant bird, two kinds of potatoes, oh and stuffing and green beans and little bowls of olives to put on your fingers. . . 

I think there is something very comforting however about traditions, especially during this particular holiday.  Maybe because the meal plays such a huge part and I only do it once a year. So things will be the same again, even down to the stuffed celery and pumpkin pie. Because why mess with a good thing! 

how about you? do you stick to traditions? 

or mix it up and do something new?