Can I just say the sooner the leftovers are gone, the better (except for Stormie’s pumpkin pies)? But all delish.
We did a “thankful” tree on Thanksgiving, everyone filling out little “leaves” and hanging them with things for which we are grateful written.
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In the middle of the night following Thanksgiving, I got hit with a full-on, horrid stomach flu, complete with fever, chills, and wrenching. I won’t say more. If it hadn’t been for the entire Kelley family having contracted and suffered through it just before Thanksgiving (Gavin does go to public school now – germ breeding grounds!), I’d have been thinking food poisoning. But no, just a very untimely stomach bug! So I spent Friday, while my husband and daughters were all shopping madly, in bed – when I wasn’t running to the bathroom. Truly a “Black Friday” for me!
I wish the google image above really did reflect my 3 a.m. view Friday morning!
Snow at Last.
At about 11 o’clock last night, we looked outside to see the most beautiful snow. My nephew Zach from Montana, living with us while he completes a ministerial internship here, had just asked 2 days ago, “Yeah-so when do you guys get snow here?” I am not a huge fan, but since it has so politely remained largely at bay this year so far, it was a welcome sight. This morning the grass is almost covered and every branch has a puffy white coating and it is lovely and makes you want to watch Christmas movies and wrap presents.
This is the snow-on-the-branches view out the back door this morning at 7:15 a.m., just after the bunny rabbit, who’d been looking in at me, hopped away.
Teena from Toronto left me a “Happy Blogoversary” message this morning and I realized that, yes, it is indeed my “blogoversary.” How did she know that?
Two years ago today, I started blogging. The kids found and bequeathed the image that adorns my blog banner to get me started. They all said she looks just like me, and I am happy they understand the inner me, for surely that is what they see.
To blog was both exhilerating and trepidatious for me. I was so afraid to hit the “post” button back in those days, fearful of what my words would reveal of me, but also needing a place to tell some truth and speak some words I was struggling to communicate, especially to my children. I was so cautious and agonized over how much to say, carefully wondering how much I could really tell truthfully, lest my truth hurt some one else. You can read my very first blog here. (from 11.29.06)
Now I blather on with both spiritual epiphanies as they come (they are for me, anyway) and the torrid, word-filled minutia of my life (like telling you about my stomach flu, for crying out loud!!). This is my 398th post and I have 30 drafts in the folder waiting for me to finish off and publish – there is no end in sight, people! And I always wonder about when I am gone – if my offspring should really ever begin to read this stuff, investigating it as they look for meaning and understanding of their past and their own lives – how really weird will they think I was?
It all remains to be seen…from the ever-graphomaniacal Jeanie
NOTE TO FAMILY: To all the Rhoadeses in every direction-hope Thanksgiving was warm and wonderful for you. To the whole Moslander bunch, far and wide, always think of you and miss you on these days. 1991 was our last everyone-together Thanksgiving, and that does not seem right!
3 thoughts on “A Thankful Tree, the Flu, a Light Snow and a “Blogoversary””
What a wonderful blog – and not just because we were mentioned! We had THE BEST Thanksgiving holiday with you guys and are grateful beyond words and measure that we were invited to spend time with your incredible family. We love you so very much and a happy blogoversary to you indeed. Keep at it – you have much wisdom to share.
PS – feel free to take down the 5 fat turkey work anytime… :)
Well, I just want to say thank you so much for blogging- I enjoy checking your blog every single day! I’m so sorry you were sick, stomach sickness is the worst! But you didn’t miss too much as far as shopping- it’s always a little sad to me to see some of the rudeness and selfishness people exhibit on Black Friday. :(
I enjoyed the evening with family and friends but not what was to follow as that old bug seeped under our Lysol sprayed door and wormed its way into our internal tracks only to show itself, literally over the next few days.
I am thankful. But I don’t really enjoy all the Thanksgiving feasting any more. Even the thought of it now brings back bowl memories and I’m not talking about from which one serves the stuffing.
I don’t like Turkey, unless its between two slices of bread smeared with Miracle Whip and Sweet relish days later. And the stuffing of ourselves in the name of feasting doesn’t really delight much any more.
Maybe Skipping Thanksgiving????
Just a thought for your Collage…