Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd


Happy Thanksgiving!

We were awakened at 2:15 a.m. to our smoke detectors going off... sort of. They'd ring for about 45 seconds, then stop. After a few minutes, they'd do it again. And again.

DH and I checked all the detectors -- changed the battery in one -- couldn't figure out what was up. Finally called the fire department for help. The captain came over (it was about 3 a.m. by now) and went through them one by one, finally finding one that was broken and setting off the entire system.

So, around 3:30 a.m. we all crawled back in bed. Unfortunately, DH wanted to go hunting in the morning, so it was up at 5 a.m.!

However, despite the severe lack of sleep, it worked out okay ... DH just called and told me he got a deer. I was shocked, honestly, since it's "buck only" now and you can't take a doe anymore this season. I was also shocked, since he'd only been out for about five minutes. Right place, right time I guess.

So... we have much to be thankful for today.

I'm thankful that our smoke detectors weren't announcing that the house was on fire.

I'm thankful for the gorgeous buck who sacrificed his life so we could eat healthy, low-fat, no chemical meat for the year.

And, I'm thankful for all of you.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!

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You Are Mashed Potatoes



You are reliable and steady. People know that they can count on you each year at Thanksgiving, and you are never a disappointment.

While you may seem simple, a lot of work goes in to who you are. You are a bit of an under-appreciated masterpiece.

You are both decadent and indulgent, while still being accessible to the common thing. In some ways you are all things to all people.

You get along well with other people, but you're also good all on you're own. The bottom line is that you're easy to love.



That's me... easy to love. :-)

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8 comments:

MomJane said...

I am so glad he finally got his deer. He will be so happy all day.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

MomJane said...

Forgot to put this down. Sounds like me.



You Are Mac and Cheese
You are a soothing and calming force. People can't help but relax and let go when you're around.
You are down to earth and even a little old fashioned. What's good about you never changes.

You may not be the first person people think of at Thanksgiving, but you're always the first one they think of when times are tough.
You are there for people in the best and worst of times. You know how to be supportive and understanding.

Maria Zannini said...

That sounds like a great day, despite the early wake up call.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Thumbs up to your hubby!!

Dru said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cool about the quick hunting trip.

You Are Mac and Cheese

You are a soothing and calming force. People can't help but relax and let go when you're around.

You are down to earth and even a little old fashioned. What's good about you never changes.

You may not be the first person people think of at Thanksgiving, but you're always the first one they think of when times are tough.

You are there for people in the best and worst of times. You know how to be supportive and understanding.


This is me.

Have a great day.

Melissa McClone said...

Wow, exciting day and an early one! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family's day continues to be full of blessings.

J.A. Saare said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a wonderful day! ;)

Tori Lennox said...

Ack re the rude awakening this morning!

But congrats to your DH for getting his buck!

Brandy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thank goodness y'all are safe and happy.

You Are Green Beans
Some people make a big fuss over you, but you're best when you're at your simplest.
You have a fresh, crisp outlook on life. You are lighthearted, and you don't like to be weighed down by anything.
You enjoy being out in nature, and you wish that more people appreciated the simple beauty of a home cooked vegetable.
You are a thoughtful and spiritual person. You wish more people would spend time on Thanksgiving thinking about what they're thankful for.

Somewhat accurate. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!