Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here, that's a fact. So what are you doing? Where are you going? Staying at home? Watching the footballs? I've got a 20 + year tradition that goes like this: Wake up at 6-7am, have special coffee. Start on bird preparations. Finish bird preparations and make famous oyster dressing while watching the parade. Bird goes in oven around 11am. Go to office and drink two glasses of good red wine while listening to "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." By myself - always. There I reflect on the years that have past and the year that just did. Give thanks for all I have and try to appreciate the madness that's about to come. Song goes for at least two or three times LOUD. Go home, turn on the football. Guests show up. Used to be family, but since we've moved now friends or neighbors with no place or local family to go to for Thanksgiving. Wine flows, football is watched and usually conversation ensues which isn't always pretty (- but more civil since no extended family is present anymore.) Dinner eaten around 4. Ladies clean up dinner. Men more football and maybe a good cigar on the porch solving the worlds problems or reflecting. You know, manly things... Have pie and special coffee again, play a few rounds of bingo with little prizes given away. Trade prizes at end. Night winds down, guests leave hopefully with no broken dishes, noses, chairs, etc. Have a nice turkey sandwich with feet up.