Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ten Things of Thankful: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but the gratitude lingers.  I still have a houseful of visiting relatives, so I will make this list quick (but heartfelt).

1.  I'm thankful for the safe travels of everyone.

2.  I'm thankful for my children and their significant others, and for the fact that those who couldn't travel home could travel to my brother's house and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by relatives.

3.  I'm thankful for good news that shall remain unspecified until further notice.

4.  (To continue with the vague, but still grateful vein) I'm thankful that those who visited the ER on Thanksgiving morning were still able to return to my house in time for a warm dinner.

5.  I'm thankful for my grandchildren.


Photo:  My grandson sleeps on his uncle, my oldest son

6.  I'm thankful for both my side of the family, and John's side of the family.  We all get along nicely, and everyone makes themselves at home and pitches in to help.  Easy house guests!  :-)

7.  I'm thankful for games.  After the meal is over, out come the board games. 


Photo:  Close up of Settlers of Catan board.  Surprisingly, the brown settlement turned out to be placed well.  The first three rolls of the game were 12, 2, and 3!
8.  I'm thankful for Drexel, who is a friendly, but not overbearing host.

9.  I'm thankful for a serendipitous find.  I was looking for a china cabinet in which to store my great-grandma's china.  I found an ad on craigslist, bought the piece without measuring either the cabinet nor the spot I wanted to put it.  We did have to remove a baseboard to put it in position, but what a fit!


Photo:  Old china cabinet fits snugly between the wall and the fireplace
10.  I'm thankful for John.  Things can get a little hectic during this time of year, but we are a great team.  House got cleaned, meal got cooked, and sanity is still intact.  :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to you!  How has your week gone?




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12 comments:

  1. WOW! That really IS a good fit for your china cabinet! Fantastic! And it looks beautiful. Glad everyone turned out to be ok after the ER trip and HOORAY for thanksgiving. Glad yours was a good one.

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, too!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving. My mom had a similar piece - pull down middle desk and all. A great find. Family, always family and it's spectacular when both sides get along.

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    1. It just about makes me want to sit down and pay some bills! :-)

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  3. The hutch is a fantastic find, and I'm glad it fit perfectly in the space you intended.

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    1. I feel so fortunate to have found it.

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  4. How cool is that cabinet fitting thing!
    And, of course, Drexel (I think dogs enjoy Thanksgiving more than cats and canaries) that's not just my opinion, both Ola and Bella used to spend the entire day with Phyllis as she cooked. Una was not far away, but is a bit more laid back.

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    1. We were amazed at the custom fit!
      Drexel likes to stand between me and the counter as I cook.

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  5. Oldest son has a very happy smile. Those visiting up this way also played the traditional family games.

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    1. I'm glad all of you were able to get together.

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  6. I'm sure Drexel never left your side Thanksgiving Day :) Never know when the cleanup detail is needed lol
    You couldn't have asked for a better fit on that cabinet! Excellent.

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    1. I'm still amazed at how perfectly sized that cabinet is!

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