Thanksgiving 2007 I had no idea the amount of change coming my way. I should have expected some of it since my mom had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But I was still a touch Pollyanna-esque believing all would end up ok. I believed a cure was possible. I believed my mom's snake oil salesman "oncologist" had the magic potion. My sister took my mom to her first treatment while I left to tape Martha Stewart's TV show. I was Martha's Thanksgiving themed TV show's guest. I had been doing some TV with her daughter (my ex co-host/business partner) Alexis but this was my first time "solo" on set with Martha. I said "ok" a few too many times. And I looked more like a butterball turkey than the turkey did (I weighed WAY more than I weigh today) and I do remember how my heart was beating out of my chest. But it is startling how young I look. And how innocent I still was. Anyway, I am grateful to have learned so many valuable in the kitchen lessons from Martha and Alexis. And even more grateful to be able to look back on so many difficult days after this day and remember the good. Do you look back on your life and remember/relish the happy? xo Jenny P.S. I looked back at some posts and found this one - glad to say that hardened layer seems to have softened!