Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving day

 Hello bloggy friends!  Happy Thanksgiving!  wow!  this year seems to have just been flying by... soon it will be christmas and then on to a new year.  Already!  that was so fast!  well, were not quite there yet. And today is a day to slow down and be thankful.  Well, I say slow down.. but a lot of people will be out shopping like crazy people.  not me.  the last thing I want to do is be around a huge crowd of crazed people.  I can stay right here in my small crowd of crazed people that I know and love! lol!  and I should mention that some of my very own crazed people will go out later tonight... why??? because they are just that... CRAZY!!
 Ive been sick all week... yes, again.. a nasty cold I guess.. left work early both monday and tuesday.  thankfully I had yesterday off and of course the rest of the week.  I forced myself to make pies.. I cheated and used store bought crusts... never before have I done that for a holiday.  then Im pretty sure I over cooked all of them.  2 pumpkin, 1 apple, 1 sweet potato pie, and 1 pecan.  I also dropped a jar out of the cupboard right into a fresh out of the oven pumpkin pie and left a large crater in it!  I made the pies on tuesday night then packed them all into a cooler and put them out on the front porch to keep them cold in stead of taking up room in the fridge.  I do hope those pies are ok and that I didnt breath millions of teeny tiny nasty little germs all over them!  
I made the stuffing yesterday..  hope its good.  you know when you dont feel good nothing tastes right.  Im afraid it'll be a little dry.    I have some things to do this morning before the 28 pound turkey goes in the over..  what ever was I thinking 28 pounds?  thats freaken huge and I can barely lift the bugger! ha!  I sure do hope that it is thawed all the way through!  
Well so thats were I am in the dinner making process...  hopefully I will not infect my whole family with my gross germs.. there will be no kissing and hugging of my little cutie pies.  that may be the worst part of the whole day!  however will I keep my hands off of them!?  lol!
But I am thankful.  thankful for so many things..
things like:
my husband and my kids! and my GRANDBABIES!
my home and the sweet community we live in.
my pets and all the awesome animals that God created! 
Im thankful for heat and water and food!
sugar, tea, cinnamon and bread!
music! all kinds of music, big band, musicals, and Christmas music!
Im thankful for art and creativity and talent that is all around us! 
Im thankful for the 4 seasons. Im thankful that snow is pretty and that the cold makes me appreciate my cozy little house! 
Im thankful for my car and my job and the people I work with.. even those I'm not so fond of.. because they make the people I am fond of that much more special!  I'm thankful for my friends.. a huge blessing because I have so many wonderful and close friends! 
Im thankful that we were able to raise our children in this area and never worried about their safety in school!  Im thankful that my kids are all healthy and well and beautiful!  and that they are close and they are each others best friends and that they like to spend time with each other.  Im also thankful for their spouses and significants as they all fit in well in our family and make us whole!  And they helped in the whole process of giving me grandbabies!
Im thankful for America and freedom and soldiers!
I'm thankful for God and his son and forgiveness!
Im thankful for ice cream and cookies and pies!
Im thankful for craft and fabric stores, for old things, odd things .. for colors.. all colors!
for sunshine and beaches  and days off from work!
For teddy bears and dolls!
for holidays! halloween, easter, valentines day, thanksgiving, 4th of july and christmas!
and Birthdays!
and birthday presents to give and receive!
For computers!! and the Internet which I find totally amazing!
for technology and really smart people!
for medical advances and researchers..
for health insurance
for the moon and stars,  for scientists!
for my health, for the ability to get up and go to work everyday and to be able to do the things I want to do.
and for so much more, my list could go on and on.. because Im thankful for things like toothpaste and hand lotion!  paintbrushes and glue and for the time I have to play and create in my little craft room! lol!
I'm thankful for my blogland buddies!
I am just thankful period.  
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Did you really just read all that!  
Happy Thankgiving my friends! 
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Theresa said...

Yes, I read it all and I agree... I have a long list of things to be Thankful for too:) Enjoy your day dear friend, hope you feel better! HUGS!

Margaret said...

I read it all and agree! The food will be great and the day will be everything you've come to expect from your loving family. Feel better and enjoy everyminute. And tomorrow RELAX and eat leftovers! Maggie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Amen Viv, lol. I am thankful for so much also. Have a wonderful holiday and get better quickly. Hugs.

Diane Mars said...

Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving~

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love this post, so sweet and so much fun! So very much to be thankful for in this life. We're sick over here too - laying low, hoping we can drag ourselves out to dinner as planned.
Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and yours Viv! xo

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Viv!
I hope your 28 pound turkey thawed in time! :)

---donna said...

Viv -- you just made the end of my Thanksgiving perfect -- thank YOU!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm getting caught up on blog reading after being away. I'm so thankful for my blogging friends. Sorry you've been under the weather, dear friend. I'm sure you had a lovely Thanksgiving celebrating with all your beautiful grands. Please know that I'm thinking of your sister's recent loss. Hugs to you too!!!

Stephanie said...

Excellent list! Say, I used premade crusts this year too; it was a first and everybody ate up the pies like they didn't notice! All those years I thought my crusts were SOOOOO special. Ha!

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely list. I'm thankful for people like you who work to keep kids safe and families together.