Thursday, November 24, 2011

All that we behold is full of blessings…

Today I am thankful for so many things. Way too many to list here. Do you really want to hear how I am thankful that the rat I thought was a mouse did not move into my basement to raise a family? I didn’t think so.

I’ll keep it simple.

I’m thankful for my family. What would I ever be able to do, without them?  I am very thankful the Lil Prince was born yesterday, so I can be thankful for him today. Otherwise, I would have had to wait a whole year and by then he wouldn’t smell new anymore.

While I am so very sad that my mom is not here this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that when she got to heaven, she picked a couple of beautiful angels to be my grandbabies. Knowing her, and her motto of, “If you want it done right, do it yourself” she wasn’t even going to let the Big Guy make that decision. Thanks Mom! If the first one is any indication, the grandgirl is going to be awesome, too. Miss you.

I am also extremely thankful for you, my blog friends. Isn’t amazing how close we feel to one another, and yet have never met. I don’t know what I would do without you. I certainly don’t know how I would have made it through this year without you. It’s been a toughy, but at least it has a happy ending. Thanks for sticking around.

Today is already a great day, with my in-laws here and my brother and family on their way. It has occurred to me that he has not had to peel one potato nor snap a single bean. He will be here just in time to eat. Well. I’m thankful I have someone to do the dishes! Ha!

I wish for all of you a beautiful day filled with laughter, family and love.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Many, many blessings. I took a break from cooking to read some posts.

    I already have the artisan bread baked, the birds are ready for the smoker, the house is clean, it started as just me and the Little Woman and now I have four additional freeloaders coming over. The rest of the dishes I'll wait right before the guests arrive. The menu you ask?

    Artisan bread dipped in EVOO and balsamic
    Cornish hen smoked for 2 hrs in pear wood stuffed with apple, orange, onion and fresh rosemary
    Herb stuffing
    Wild rice
    Salad: with arugula, orange slices, sliced almonds, fennel, and avocado with a nice vinaigrette
    Cornish hen drippings gravy
    Pecan Pie and ice cream.

  2. Dawn, you captured the spirit of Thanksgiving perfectly. I have a tear in my eye! I'm so happy your new grandson is here, and I'm sure WOW is smiling down on you all.

  3. Dawn, it sounds like you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Still can't get over you're a grammy! (That's what I called my mom's mom). So happy for you!

  4. I'm so excited for you and your beautiful new grandson! So glad he got here before turkey day.

    I am thankful for coconut cream pie. It was like a slice of heaven on my plate!

  5. I am thankful for you, too, my fellow Dawn.


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