I made it! I made it through hosting my first thanksgiving. Believe it or not, nothing burned, no one got food poisoning and people were actually on their best behavior. (I am sure the multiple bottles of wine had something to do with it). Everything went great! The southern inspired fried turkey and pecan pie were a huge hit with the Cali in-laws. We even pawned off all of the leftovers!
Now, I am exhausted but trying to crank through the last few school assignments so that I can really get into the holiday spirit!