‘Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence..’
~Erma Bombeck

‘What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?

~Erma Bombeck

Today we will celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s the one day of the year that we actually ponder and express the blessings we have in our lives. Mine will include the obvious – family, friends, job, health…

One thing that I am thankful for is the ability to laugh. At myself, at you, at my life in general. I tend to gravitate toward people that make me laugh. Because I am not quick with those one-liners or funny stories, I love to be around people that can and do. A wonderful friend told me the other day that I do come out with a good one every now and then and it is usually subtle and dry and that is funny also. I will cherish that forever.

If you want to read funny read Daisy Dexter Dobbs! She is one funny lady!

Or try Dixie Cash’s books. I am on the third of the Debbie Sue Overstreet series and in each book there are some places I laugh so hard I lose my breath.

Invited again this year to the ‘Bears’, we will gorge on Turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, chocolate eclair cake, brownies, ice box delight, and various other culinary delights. Mrs. Bear also brings out the waterford crystal, has place settings with place cards, and sets a beautiful table including color coordinated decorations. Their wonderful family from up north is visiting and we play games (which I always lose) and drink cokes and wine (which I do) and laugh (a lot).

They are another reason to be thankful for.

Tomorrow I hope to get up uber early and brave the crowds to see if I can get any good deals and start the working on my Christmas list. :page: I wish I could be like some people I know and already be through with my shopping. :sad:

The sons still at home have already giving me their list so Santa better get busy!

Wishing each one of you a happy and healthy holiday!


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3 Responses to “happy turkey day…”

Dennie Says:


Sandy Says:

Love you, too, Dennie!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs Says:

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Sandy! Aside from cooking and cleaning I just totally vegged out from Thursday through today and relaxed (and I’ve been feeling guilty about not doing any writing all the while). And no holiday store shopping for me anymore. I used to love the crush of the crowds, the madcap craziness and the festiveness of it all when I was much younger but, alas, with age has come frustration and greatly-reduced patience. Still waiting for the wisdom but it hasn’t arrived yet. LOL Now I do most of my shopping online. :-D

Thanks so much for the mention and the link!

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