Friday, November 27, 2009

Second Thanksgiving

I'm calling today "second Thanksgiving" because I bet I have more food in my refrigerator than I ate all day long yesterday.  It's always like that.  We always fix waaaaaay too much and end up with a ton of leftovers.  My favorite thing to do with leftovers is a turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce sandwich on a hoagie.  Just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds and you're done.  It is sooooo yummy!!  

We had a great Thanksgiving!  We all met at Mama and Daddy's house just like we do every year and we wobbled home around 5:30, loaded down with food.  I have never gone to my mama and daddy's house without taking stuff home!  It's gotten to the point that Ami and I take our own containers now for leftovers.

I went with Daddy to visit Maw in the nursing home and it did me so much good to see her. She has good days and bad days but I guess that's to be expected.  One of the things I'm most thankful for this year is that I still have my 86-year-old grandma with me.  

I'm also thankful for my parents' love and devotion, their health (they've had a pretty good year!), my sweet sister and her husband, who I wouldn't love more as my brother if he'd been born to us (although that would have messed up Ami's future big time!! Ha!).  I'm thankful to have a husband who adores me.  I honestly cannot live without him.  I'm thankful that I have a home, a warm bed and plenty to eat.  I'm thankful to have a job that I enjoy and for the new friends I've made there.  This time last year, I was reading stuff on the internet about Citi closing and downsizing and I was fearing for my job. What a difference a year makes!  

I read this the other day and I was so touched by it that I thought I'd share it.  I think it's how we should observe Thanksgiving and every day.

Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean; Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth; Count on God instead of yourself.


  1. i am glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving. We always look forward to the holidays with all of you. If there wasn't too much food, then you would have to cook again. Your tree is beautiful . love you

  2. Aww, that is so sweet! I am so thankful for you, too. And for leftovers. It has been awesome not cooking today! Love you!!