Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks

It's nearly turkey day and there really is so much to be thankful for...or for which I am thankful.  And grateful, too.  We have a roof over our head and some cash laying about and an email that has made the rounds several times says that is richer than about 75% of the world's population.  There have been times when I stood in the middle of our local Kroger and thought about the abundance and variety of foods there.  It boggles my mind to think of the technology that has gotten all that food to my store just down the street from where I live.  I've told y'all I'd not have made a pioneer woman in the rough and rowdy past, and I'm here to re-emphasize that statement.  No pioneer stock under my roof.  We won't be standing in line to colonize the moon, but we will stand in line to get groceries.  We are down to earth folks and simple things make us happy.

We are meeting at our daughter's home for Thanksgiving.  I'm grateful for that, and everyone will be here for Christmas.  My half sibs and I have made up after a falling out last year.  Their mother has a lump in her breast and will have surgery tomorrow.  Hopefully we will all have one more thing to be grateful for.  Having health is one of the basics, and without it life is so difficult.

Here is wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving day with family, if you have some or friends if you don't, or spending some down time on your own doing something you want to do just for yourself.


  1. Sending prayers out for your Mom and hope her surgery goes well.
    I too like the simple things. I often think pioneer days would have been great till I get a headache and realize Tylenol hadn't been invented then. That and climate control really makes my day.
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  2. Waiting to hear from my sister now.

  3. Hope your half-siblings mother's case is resolved and pray the very best outcome.

    I have written about out Thanksgiving today so won;t elaborate on it.

    But take it easy with the Christmas frenzy. I cannot imagine you obsessing too much over it.