Tuesday, November 24, 2009

48 hours and counting

In 48 hours, I'll have a 21-lb. turkey in the oven, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be on t.v. and we'll be getting ready for a houseful of family for Thanksgiving dinner. Between now and then I have a list of stuff to do that's as long as my arm. Good thing my kids are home. I can put them to work. (Hey, they should be thankful they weren't born on a farm, they'd be picking . . . something right now. You can tell, I wasn't born on a farm either.)

I'm going to take a few days off from NaBloPoMo. It's my party and I'll blog -- or not -- if I want to;) And even though I won't be writing for the Giving Thanks Challenge, I'll be feeling very thankful this week, because that's what having my family around me tends to do. Except for when they all start fighting and throwing punches across the table. I'm kidding.

My gratitude today is for you, my blogging friends. Like so many of us who blog, I started mine for a variety of reasons. But the one that often keeps me going is the group of people I've met through our blogs. It's become a network of friendship and encouragement and learning. For some of us, what started out as leaving comments for one another, turned into exchanging e-mails and snail mail. I've had the pleasure of meeting two new friends in person and it was like we'd known each other for years. Other bloggers have inspired me to try new projects and recipes, and yet another's challenge got me off my duff to take a writing class that I've put off for far too long. And I like to think that in some small way I've helped inspire someone else out there, too.

So, to you my blogging buddies, I'm grateful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may your turkey turn out just right and your stuffing never be soggy. Unless you like it that way. It's all a matter of personal preference.



Becky said...

Have so much fun! I am so happy for you!

"It's my party and I'll blog if I want to."

I love it!

Becky said...

Have so much fun! I am so happy for you!

"It's my party and I'll blog if I want to."

I love it!

diana said...

a happy thanksgiving to you, too, and i, too, am thankful for finding you and your blog. i enjoy my visits here and feel like i know a "real, live person" even though i've never met you.

enjoy your time with your family.

Joanne said...

My Thanksgiving Day will parallel much of yours, that turkey will be roasting in two days! My daughter also just read your post, and asked if you're a writer. She said you have a great "voice." Thought I'd pass the compliment along, and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Brenda said...

Happy Thanksgiving! May you house be full of wonderful smells and delicious foods!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Right back at ya! Making friends in the blogosphere was an unexpected pleasure...I'm thankful for you today!


Country Dreaming said...

Enjoy your family and that turkey!

Happy thanksgiving.


Boomeyers said...

It gives me the warm fuzzy's to see the same simple things going on all over the country.... turkey in the oven (21 pounder here too!) and the parades on. Have a great holiday!

Inglesidemom said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoying all the Colorado sunshine! I envy you that. :-)

Off to start baking, chopping, and slicing. And of course, licking of fingers.


Jen said...

Happy Thanksgiving friend...I have really enjoyed getting to know you too.....enjoy the long weekend.

Sherri said...

Karen, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Shelley said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and saying "hello". Its always nice to met a new friend.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Kim said...

Hope your day was as lovely as you hoped! Ours was. While I did not cook the turkey we did watch parts of the parade. Then headed up the interstate to my parents. This is such a wonderful time of the year.

Bee Jay said...

Hope your wonderful Thanksgiving celebration continues throughout the next year.

Martha said...

Found you from Acorn Cottage! Great blog! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.