Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We all have blessings to be thankful for.  Don't let tomorrow's shopping frenzy impinge on your holiday.  Take time to be with loved ones and count the things you have to be thankful for:  family, friends, maybe even a job, hobbies, talents, and nature.  We just fed the cows who were waiting (and bawling) for the farmer who loads them up with stale bread and muffins.  We also fed assorted squirrels, birds and the mouse under the front porch.   Share your bounty.  I hope you gave to the homeless.  They deserve a holiday, too. 

I still recall as a  high school girl helping to take baskets to needy families.  One woman cried.  Some of the dwellings didn't smell very good.  It was a real eye opener.  I wore lots of hand-me-downs (including old hockey skates instead of figure skates) but this was a punch in the gut that I really had it good.  Not everyone does. 
Don't overeat.  Small portions, and only scant seconds. Eat plenty of veggies.  You can do it.  Wine in moderation.  Turn off the football while dinner is in progress, for God's sake.  This sage (!) advice comes to you from Grapeshot who is on her way to the garden to pick sage, thyme, parsley and oregano, all that is left, but what a harvest! It all goes under the turkey's skin. 

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