Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ah, Thanksgiving.

Many Thanks To Give

I love Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful start to our holiday season here.  The food is out of this world.  It's a laid back time with family.  It's a day to remember just how blessed we are.  It's a day to give thanks.

I give thanks that my sister in law Kel and brother Bill who host Thanksgiving.  After years of my Mother being the host, they took over years ago and do a stellar job of it every year.

I'm thankful for perfect company and nice potholders. Just thought I'd mention that Kel.

Grateful for a perfect table setting.  Kel always takes care to make it special just like the whole day.

Truly thankful for a perfect bird.

I must steal some of the dark meat with a piece of skin as brother Bill carves the turkey. It's mandatory.  Looks like my niece Maddie is trying to horn in on my spot.

A closer look at the bird.............being de-stuffed.

The stuffing and turkey are my favorite part of the meal. Hands down. And I'll take mostly dark meat please.  Kel still makes my mother's stuffing recipe with bread, sausage, onions, celery..........heaven.  As you can see, our stuffing is cooked in the bird and I wouldn't want it any other way.

I am also thankful that we get to take the remains of the bird home. It'd be a terrible thing to waste. Tomorrow is 'making soup day' here.

The biggest question of the day........Who will win the Thanksgiving Pie-A-Thon this year? Patrick or Joe? Both nephews are obviously trying to recover here.  I think Pat's got the right idea on the couch. By the way Joe...........didn't Pat win last year? I think there was just one little bite of pie that Joe couldn't put away.  Some rugby player.....wait till the other guys get wind of that.

Alas, one of my favorite turkey pictures of all time. These birds are part of the Winnicutt Road Gang, hanging at Lone Tree Hill in the field across the street. Seriously. Do you think they can read?

A few more gratefuls:

*Good health. Without that, you ain't got much. 

*Thankful to Dr. Branton, Kristen and Lindsey who finally found a way to give my mother relief from horrible nerve pain from arthritis in her neck. SO thankful for that team. You're doing much better this Thanksgiving, huh Mom? Woohoo!

*Our servicemen and women, especially those who are away from their families at this time of the year. Their sacrifices are many.

*A roof over our head, a bed to sleep in, a pillow to lay our heads on, wood to put in the fire, and food on the table. I do not take these things for granted. Neither does Gar.

*I've said it before, and I'll say it again. We are truly blessed with the most awesomest (hey, I can make up words, it's my blog) people in our, friends, neighbors, customers, coworkers. You know who you are.

*The hardworking G Man and my lazybones hound Lucan. My own little family.

What and who are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  I'd love to know.

Don't eat too much and don't forget to breathe.

I have to get back to the potatoes, the pie and the parade.

Enjoy the day and all that it means,

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1 comment:

  1. I love dark meat the best, too! Sounds like a wonderful day for you and I loved reading your thankful for list. Good luck on your sale!


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