Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post, but I have a feeling that I will be too tired and FULL to sit and type. So I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving now.

Spent the morning in the kitchen today and baked the pumpkin pies and made the chocolate pudding pie. My daughter now says she wants to make an apple crisp. Still haven't tried it, and never even heard of it until I moved here. Was supposed to try it at camp, but forgot all about it! I think Doris had made it. There was a lot of food there. So I went out and got the apples to do that. Anyway, I think we are going to have 25 lbs of dessert to go with the 25 lb. turkey I am cooking. Ooohhhh yeah, I think I'll be full by the end of the day.

I always say a prayer for everyone who has to travel during the holidays. May you get there safely and may you all be surrounded by family, friends, strangers, anyone you can share a kind word with, or offer a bite to eat. Let each other know what you are thankful for, even the simplest things in life are worth sharing.

I for one am thankful for:
My relationship with God, for without it, I would be nothing. His grace and mercy get me through my days. I'll never be able to comprehend the depth of his love for us.
My husband who works so hard to provide for us, and who loves me the way I am.
My husbands job. We all know how tough it is out there right now, so I'm thankful he still has one.
My 2 children who make me smile every day (ok frown too, but that is good also, it means I can feel)
My mil who is still with us at the age of 90, and will be coming over for Thanksgiving dinner!
My home and the heat that we are fortunate to have in this cold weather
My friends near me and on line, who I adore and can turn to when I need a favor or just someone to listen, or grab a bite to eat every now and then and just catch up.
Flannel sheets, hot water, clothes, my hobbies and the eye sight and hands to do them.
There is so much to be thankful for, and I could go on and on. I hope everyone can sit for a moment and just think of what you are thankful for, and to thank the one who has provided it to you. Those two words "Thank You" can mean the world to one person. Remember to say it often.

Will be going out on Black Friday to do some shopping. I do it every year. Not even sure where my first stop will be. I will have George go out and buy a newspaper so I can see the ads. Then I'll plan my shopping from there. Afterwards, which I doubt I'll stay out long, I will be heading over to Joan's for our monthly dye group. I have everything ready. Just need to soak my wool tomorrow night so it's ready to take with me. That group is another thing I'm thankfulf for. Joan is so gracious to let us come into her home so we can share and learn from each other. Thank you Joan!
And Saturday, I'm hoping to just chill out and hook or do something creative, but mainly just stay home!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Joanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you to Kathy! I am thankful to have you as my friend! So enjoy the day, enjoy the family, and enjoy the laughter and Relax!!!!

joanne (p.s. I'm coming to your house for dessert - sounds like you have enough to feed the County!)

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Come on over Joanne! Lots of dessert still left...

Hooked on Primitives said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Kathy!! dessert sounds so good, can I come?? LOL!! I just added you to my blog list, sorry I am kinda slow sometimes!! Blessings!! Cathy

Kathy (woolfind) said...

The more the merrier Cathy, come on over! Although I'm on my way upstairs to bed to get ready for the early shopping tomorrow morning. Should have been in bed a while ago but came down with a headache, ugh. But the doors open and the desserts in the fridge LOL.

Kaye said...

Love your blog Kathy, hope you got a lot of shopping done today or at least had a good time watching the crowd.
Kaye Oh