The day after Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite days of the year. I don’t shop. I never worked when I had a regular job. I don’t cook or clean or do laundry.
So what’s left to do?
Well, I hang out.
Those of you who’ve had the opportunity—or been forced somehow—to read my prior year Thanksgiving columns, know that my Thanksgivings are fraught with danger.
What Can Possibly be So Dangerous?
Turkeys refuse to roast no matter how long they sit in the oven, so they are later slathered in gravy and eaten pink. Other times, I’ve dropped the hot roasting pan and the perfectly done turkey slides across the kitchen leaving a trail of scalding grease.
But it’s not just turkeys that are my nemesis. Any part of the meal can fail. Spectacularly.
Food catches on fire. Pies fall on the floor. The potatoes burn–badly. I forget to put the biscuits in the oven until after the dessert has been served.
But I Am Blessed
So it’s no wonder that the day after the holiday is spent in relaxation and recovery. I count my blessings as well as my remaining fingers and toes.
Whatever your holiday was like, I hope you enjoyed it. One thing I’m thankful for every year is my fellow Miss Demeanors and our readers. Thank you, one and all.
About Sharon Ward
Sharon Ward is the author of the Fin Fleming Scuba Diving Mystery Series, which includes In Deep, Sunken Death, Dark Tide, Killer Storm, Hidden Depths, and Sea Stars. Rip Current, the seventh book, will be released in early 2024. Now available in audiobooks, ebooks and print.
Sharon was a marketing executive before becoming a novelist. She was a PADI certified divemaster who has hundreds of dives under her weight belt. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, MWA, ITW, and several other writing organizations. She lives near Cape Cod with her husband Jack and their miniature long-haired dachshund Molly, the actual head of the Ward household.