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Category: Welcome to my craft world | Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:40 am

This time next week, I will be stuffed and miserable! As it only happens once a year,I won't feel guilty ... just blessed for the day.
For me the build up and anticipation of Thanksgiving is what I enjoy the most. When I worked, I would take T'giving week off. On Monday, I would cut and chop ingredients for the dressing, and make other preparations. After grocery shopping, my daughter always laughed at me for the way I would almost cover the kitchen counter tops with the groceries (cans, boxes, etc.) that I would be using. I would group non-perishable food items together ie. ingredients for pies, fruit salads, etc,.I felt like I had an assembly line going, and didn't have to dig through the pantry. Tuesday would have specific things for me to do as well as Wednesday. Thanksgiving morning, Paul (deceased DH) would start carving 'old Tom turkey'. Kristi (DD) would set the table, help me in the kitchen, make sure items were picked up, and light the candles (what ambiance they make ~ love, love, love candles). Family would start arriving around 11:00. They would pitch-in as well, as we started our visiting and catching-up.Seems like they all ended up in the kitchen ... helping and sampling ~ ha-ha. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, and still is, even though my family has drastically been reduced, as God has called so many home. I hope each of you have a blessed day and remember those that aren't as fortunate as you. Also remember our brave soldiers fighting for our freedom. God bless...


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glendann wrote on Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:22 am:


It is always nice to get everything in order.
I will get to enjoy Thanksgiving this year as I usually had to work.I was up most of the night cooking as I didn't get off until 11pm and then got up very early and got it all finished ate got ready for work.Then came home to all the dirty dishes.I am very thankful this year I don't have to repeat it.




 

Sherry8 wrote on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:40 am:


I like to be organized too. I am sorry so many things have changed for you. Holidays have to be hard for so many people that have lost loved ones.

I love the smell of the pies baking and the turkey cooking.
I love everyone sitting around eating and talking and enjoying themselves...I had never thought of it before but I do think Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday...

Prayers for everyone fighting for our freedom and for those who have lost their lives for us...

About the only thing I do not like is all the dishes ... sometimes they do not get done until the next day...

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...




 

SongofJoy57 wrote on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:36 pm:


Kuntry Gal, reading your blog reminds me of past Thanksgivings at home with fondness. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

For all who dread the dishes
below is a little poem . . . it has been around as long as I can remember, and I also remember it being on a plaque over my aunt's kitchen sink when I was a girl sprouting up:

Thank God For Dirty Dishes
Author Unknown

Thank God for dirty dishes;
They have a tale to tell.
While others may go hungry,
We're eating very well
With home, health, and happiness,
I shouldn't want to fuss;
By the stack of evidence,
God's been very good to us.

God Bless All!!!





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