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Riding Life!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

V: Thanksgiving Ramblings


Keep Calm and Gobble On


I’m cooking today—all day!  I’ll be cooking tomorrow too for our family gathering.   C will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at her sister’s home with family.  She’s taking apple enchiladas!  Maybe she will share her recipe with us all!

When it’s all over  I will be exhausted for sure, but we have so much to be thankful for—not that I always remember that……


Thanksgiving table


We may use the real china like my grandmother always did and her silver which stays in the wooden chest in the buffet.  I’ll make homemade cranberry sauce with a little orange essence and there will be the canned jellied variety for hubby who is picky!  Visit www.susanbranch.com for her great recipe for cranberry sauce in the oven!  I’ll serve some spiced peaches in a crystal dish because my grandmother Elsie always had them on the Thanksgiving table—apple rings at Christmas.  Traditions live on in those that follow.  I usually feel a bit melancholy at the holiday season remembering those who are no longer with us.


I happened onto Edie’s post on poverty last evening and I wanted to share it with you!  Edie’s blog is a happy place, but I especially love her postings on the deeper things of theology!  She’s not a theologian (she’s actually a physician who now homeschools her girls), but I really appreciate her writings on spiritual life.  She has a book club too!  She’s been delving into the classics and even ventured into little videos which you can watch.  Not sure if C and I will ever go there, but it might be fun!  You can read Edie’s new post at www.lifeingraceblog.com.  It’s titled:  My Poverty (and Yours).



Black Friday

So I will NOT be shopping on Black Friday—and certainly NOT on Thanksgiving!!!  We’ll be stuffing ourselves silly and watching movies—Miracle on 34th Street is a favorite tradition!  I actually like the newer version best!  So how about you out there in blogland?  What are you cooking?  Do you shop on Black Friday?  What are you most thankful for this year?


This is my favorite scripture when I think of Thanksgiving—there’s a lot of theology in Psalm 100!  May we remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!




Joolz said...

I love reading about your Thanksgiving traditions as we don't have it in Australia.
Our Aussie Christmas is called the Silly Season mainly because people spend money they don't have, buy more food than they need and generally get stressed about spending time with family they don't like!

I am lucky in that I love my big family (and hubby's too) and we have a great Christmas so from Dec. 1st I get into the spirit!
Happy Thanksgiving, V & C and families!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yes, I have passed the preparation of Thanksgiving down to my little sister--her turn! I'm looking forward to it.

I have talked to V several times today, and each time she was working on a different dish--they're going to have a FEAST over there, for sure!

Let me tell you how old I am: I learned the psalm V mentioned in her post in elementary public school! Wouldn't happen today!

Happy Thanksgiving all. We have much to be thankful for. C

kath001 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the Stick Horse Cowgirls and their families! We had an early gathering last weekend, and it was work and worry free (at a *gasp* restaurant). I was kind to myself, as this has been an autumn with many adjustments. I will spend the long weekend getting a head start on the cleaning and decorating for next month. But NO shopping!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

no shopping but family time and good food to eat:)

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