Celebrating food and family, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We hosted this year, were blessed with a houseful and to send leftovers home with everyone.
We had unexpected leftovers here too. I'm thankful the Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans) was still blooming when I looked out the kitchen window to see an errant male Blackchinned Hummingbird hovering among the blooms. The next day a female and the day after, another. My feeder is back up now, just in case.
And I'm thankful the last guest had driven away before the powder-room toilet overflowed. And when I plunged it (yech), the other toilets and the guestroom bathtub filled brown.
Thankful too that we fixed it in the few hours before the next guests arrived.
And that when the brown flood returned on Monday, a plumber came out within hours for a better fix.
Now, every time I flush and the water disappears, replaced by clear water, I'm thankful.
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