There are so many things I want to say today but I can't get them in a good order that sounds right. I want to let everyone know what our Thanksgiving is like and I want to tell what I am thankful for. I also want to tell everyone our traditions because our Christmas started right after our meal ended. Well, lets see if you can make sense of any of this. For Thanksgiving we always eat a good noon time meal and we always have it when Dad gets home from work. Mom says no one will eat Thanksgiving Dinner with out Dad because she hasn't spent a Thanksgiving without him in 20 years and she will not start now. (She says that every year changing the years of course) Anyway, Mom spends the hours before Dad gets home making everything just so. First all the food is put on the bar. Including the Punch. (I love Mom's punch ... No one makes punch like her)
I always do my part by Microwaving the veggies... No I can't cook very well but I try and Mom says that counts.
Every night we sit to say grace and eat our meals as a family but on Thanksgiving Mom pulls out all the stops. She has even taught me to set a formal table. Mom says everyone should know how to set and use a formal place setting even if we only use it 3 times a year. (Chirstmas, Thanksgiving and Easter) My Dad hates it but he likes the food so he gives Mom her way on this one .... LOL
Can anyone tell who sits where??? Anyway, I also wanted to take a minute to say Thanks. While we say thanks everyday for everything at every dinner I want to take a minute and tell each of you what I am thankful for this year. First, I am Thankful for my life. I love how we live and I am happy to be living it. I am thankful for all my animals and those that have supplied me with them. From Shepherd Susie to Oh Dang Farm to the Good Lord who provided them all. My animals are my life and they mean the world to me. I am also Thankful for the people in my life. If I had to pick one person I am most thankful for it would be My Mom. She is the rock around here and while others come and go she is here to stay. She supports me in everything and we work side by side most of the time. She makes sure I am doing the right thing at the right time with the right people. I am thankful for my entire family and both new and old friends. I am Thankful for my health. This year I have not had to use my inhaler at all. As the years go by I am Thankful my health improves and things are looking up. And last I am Thankful for my world. I know it isn't as big as some peoples worlds but mine is big enough for me right here and right now. As it grows I will to and I hope it is all for the best.
After Dinner, We start Christmas. Dad and I dig out the Christmas decorations from the atic and we normally get the tree put up Thanksgiving Night but this year Mom had to work so it is planned for Tomorrow. We also have the advent wreath to start tomorrow. This weekend we will decorate the outside of the house with fake pine greens and white lights. Mom likes simple decorations ... In fact I was hoping we would get the tree done today so I could post a picture. Our tree looks old fashioned ... It has all crocheted decorations on it but pine cones, bows, blue balls and one dove made of feathers. It is really cool and as Mom says it is her perfect tree. Well, I am off to bed. I bet you know what tomorrow's post will be about .... Christmas .... LOL