Happy Thanksgiving!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Happy turkey day! The wild turkeys came to visit a few days ago — they’re sending a happy, wild and free thanksgiving to all of you in civilization!

It’s just Richie and me, but I bought a small turkey because, you know, you gotta have turkey. I’m watching the Macy’s parade, then I have to choose between the dog show or Shri Rama Lama Ding-Dong’s Mansion of Fun (David Johannsen’s program on Sirius-Xm The Loft — I adore the incredible variety of music he plays). You know, I think I might go for music – I miss dogs too much and it might make me sad.

The rest of you will probably watch football.

Here are just some of the things I’m thankful for, in no particular order:
The man I love doesn’t care much for football either, my children are alive if not well, my niece and her husband have a happy life, Richie and I are healthy, despite my fears I’m not sinking into a depression, the cold and snow keeps coming but it’s pretty, Richard Thompson, the house is warm from the firewood we ended up buying, Crusie, cats (even if we don’t have any right now), my grandchildren, Tom Hiddleston, Korean dramas, my iPod, American Girl dolls, quilts, tears, laughter, children, babies, dogs, life, ReFab, my new bathroom — man, life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!

The thing about that great quote from Auntie Mame is that some people are trapped, and it kind of feels like you’re blaming the victim if they’re not tap-dancing. I think the point is that even in the worst times of our lives we can find things of beauty, and it’s the only way we can survive some of the stuff that life throws at us. So to quote Auntie Mame, live!

Happy thanksgiving. When you get around to your laptop, tell us some of the things your thankful for. (You can be thankful for Tom Hiddleston too).

10 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Jessie says:

    I am thankful that I married a great guy who came from a family which was not big on Thanksgiving. So we are having spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, duxelles, green onions and parmesan. We are not vegetarian but it is delicious and since I keep duxelles made up in my freezer, easy. I might make a cartelized pineapple mousse to go with it.

    I am thankful that Jill Stein is doing a recount. Even though it probably won’t change anything it will give grief to that smug, hypocritical group. Which is the best I can realistically hope for.

    I am thankful that I have two of the most beautiful, sweet cats around who are in good health.

    I am thankful I have most of the leaves raked before the rains came.

    I am thankful that I am making waffles with applewood smoked bacon, and whiskey barrel aged maple syrup for breakfast

    And I am warm, I have a good supply of books from the library, my kindle is working just fine and maybe we will do a jigsaw puzzle today.

  2. Eileen A-W says:

    I am thankful that I married a man who loves to cook and doesn’t mind me ogling hot guys, like Tom Hiddleston, Mark Harmon, Tom Selleck, etc. I am thankful that both of my daughters found and married loving and caring men. I am thankful for my boys helpfulness while they live at home. I am extremely thankful for my pup who calms me, lowers my blood pressure and gives me unconditional love. I am thankful for family, especially my brother who has my back and is there for me, anytime I need, despite being across the country. Also my aunts who check on me since my mom passed away last year. I am thankful for my friends who are there when I need them and offer support when times are bad. Lastly, I am thankful for my health, which one cannot take for granted. I now know that at any signs or pain in chest, one must call right away and not wait for doctor appointments in two or three weeks.

  3. Lynda says:

    I’m thankful for my family, my friends, my comfortable if somewhat solitary life, my health that’s not bad apart from the wonky knees and the weight I’ve regained. I’m thankful that I’m not too old to appreciate looking at pretty men, even if I have no idea what I’d do with one nowadays, and I’m thankful that I can still look forward to adventures. May you all be as blessed as I have been.

  4. I’m grateful for you, too, baby.
    Also dogs, books, movies, tv, story in all forms, yarn, my perfect daughter and her equally perfect husband and three adorable children, and chocolate.

  5. Kieran says:

    I love your list, Krissie! I’m thankful I’m alive and that I’m blessed to have loved ones. Living alone for this year is bringing home to me how many people in the world have no one. I honestly don’t know how they cope. I hope the people who are invisible to their communities receive love in whatever form it takes, even if it’s only a bird who stops to sing a song for them, although I wish for them more than that. Way more. I hope they’re really seen by people. I hope someone smiles at them and offers a hand. Do you remember the story of the little match girl? Did you read this past week about the grandmother who texted the wrong person, inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner? He asked if he could come anyway, and she said yes. Two strangers sharing turkey together! I’m glad you’re not heading to depression and I hope you get lots of relaxation time with your hobbies and your grandchildren.

  6. Jill says:

    I am grateful for my husband. We will be married 50 years next month. For my daughters-one with a wonderful husband and our 2 grand girls. One with a good boyfriend (for once !) Our 2 daughters of our hearts-one married with 2 daughters. Our grandson and his wife and our only great grand daughter. Near and far family. Friends around the corner. Health issues that are corrected. Authors that write books I love.
    One bah humbug-after a nice dinner just the 2 of us-number one daughter showed up. She and Joe forced me to go to the ER. Acute bronchitis. Getting through a bridal shower that I hosted here on Friday was a challenge.

  7. Late to the party – have been travelling, writing reports and catching up with household stuff.

    Am thankful for my DH – we’re apart at the moment because he has had to return home to live with his parents while doing a teacher training course, and I miss him especially when neither of the lovely teens I live with don’t remember to tidy up after themselves at all…

    Am thankful that I was able to go away last week on a course and return to find that said teens were doing their best to co-exist peacefully and do some washing up.

    Am very very thankful that Minion 1 has finally fallen in love with a really kind, sweet girl who takes no nonsense from him.

    Am very thankful that finally, the job-hunt seems to be moving forward. I’ve moved from rejections to interviews, to second interviews….hopefully one of the next two or three will end in an actual offer…

    Am thankful for lovely colleagues in my current job, even if my senior management are terrible lame ducks.

    Am grateful for Georgette Heyer and Evelyn Waugh who have kept me laughing through stressful times over the last few weeks.

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