Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image courtesy of google images
I realize that I have a problem when my Thanksgiving post follows my last post, Happy Halloween.

I have decided that it is really hard to blog without a camera.  And as I am running around like a turkey with my head cut off, I don't seem to ever get to the store to purchase a new one.

But I still have a ton to be thankful for.
  • I am VERY THANKFUL that I found the cause of the very foul smell in my dining room this morning.  My cinderella pumpkin decided to start weeping all over the floor... 
  • I am very thankful that my husband decided he needed to vaccuum the basement floor as I sit typing.  (I tend to blow up all our vaccuums.  Ask my dad if you don't believe me, he usually buys me new ones.  Hence the new wood floors covering the entire first floor.  Just trying to ease the pocketbooks for good old dad...)
  • I am very thankful that at the moment, all of our cars can get us from point A to point B.  (Ask me tomorrow, and that might not be the case...)
  • I am VERY THANKFUL that, while my hair is starting to turn gray and seems to want to fall out, I still have hair.  (Loads of friends going through chemo at the moment...)
  • And I am so very thankful while my legs look like they are not made to wear skinny jeans, they will take me where I want to go without having to park in a handicapped stall or getting a walker out of the back.  (And if I ever get stranded on a deserted island, I can last a really long time before I perish of starvation...)
  • I am thankful for my little home that keeps us warm and sheltered.  (And can cram a ton of people into for a bridal or baby shower...)
  • I am thankful that my family feels the need to keep discussing my age with complete strangers.  That means we are all still alive.  (Even hubby, who's heart has stopped a total of four times now, that we know of.   Long story...  He's fine, don't worry...  And ironically, he doesn't have heart problems but is now sporting a new pacemaker...)
  • I am thankful for fireman license plates.  Let's just say they tend to save me a lot of money on tickets...  (And also gives the kids yet another opportunity to discuss my age...)
  • I am very thankful for all the men and women that serve our country.  And their families.  Soldiers, policemen, fire and rescue workers...
  • And last, but certainly not least, I really am thankful that we live in a country where we can worship and give thanks to God, and not have to fear for our lives.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4


  1. Hi Kate,

    I have missed you! What a wonderful list of gratefulness with a dash of your incredible sense of humor! Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Thanksgiving!


  2. Kate, Amen! Hey, I have the same skinny jean problem. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Your list of thankfulness is cute, and some of your items gave me a smile.
    Happy Thanksgiving and post again soon, now that you are back blogging.

  4. Oh those are all wonderful! I tried the skinny jeans... what was I thinking? LOL!!! As long as I wear a really long sweater or coat to cover the bottom that will not defy gravity like I want it to then well, I can wear them in the house! Max likes to remind me that I'm getting old, and well it's good he does, because I seem to be forgetting everything! The other night I said I couldn't remember something and her said "ofcourse you can't Mom, you are old... it's o.k. everyone gets old, it's just your year"!! Why do I let him live? :O
    It's good to see you on here, I miss you and hope all is well! We have the same issues with cars, I've been driving a loaner since tues. oh well, life goes on and if that's the least of my worries than obviously life goes on pretty well! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend! Theresa xoxo

  5. & for my little sister...oh forgot that part...but it does lead me to discussing your age :)

  6. What a lovely post. Happy thanksgiving hunni.


  7. Hmmmmmmm so how old exactly are you lol.
    I wonder if Libby will tell me hehehe.


  8. Oh Kate,
    I am so glad to see you back here! I have missed you so much and just love your blog.

    We are headed to Rochester for Thanksgiving. We have a friend in treatment there and are headed down there to be with their family.

    Blessings to you on this Thanksgiving weekend. Hope you find a real Turkey for dinner...and then you can always get the whole dinner cooked for you at the supermarket!


  9. Exciting about all the cars working today :) That is something to be thankful for!

  10. Yeah your back!! Weve missed you. Hope your doing well. I wish you and those dear to you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. I would love you to come on over and sit a spell by my fireplace. We could bake cookies too and we won't tell anyone how many we've eaten. Blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


  12. We are blessed indeed, aren't we? How wonderful to have so many things to be thankful for, even if it requires a sense of humor!

    It's always good to drop in at "Auntie Cake's" so thanks for posting!


  13. I love your thankful list! :) Thank you for the smiles. Blessings abound everywhere, if we have a grateful heart to recognize them. What a great reminder to do just that!
    Visiting your blog and your sister's for the first time today. Love both of them!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
    xoxo Gloria

  14. Amen! Girl! Many of those things I am thankful for too, especially the bit about not starving on a deserted island, LOL. Hugs! Oh and you forgot to add a little to your thankful home...(and possible creative retreats...) LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  15. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing all you're thankful for. AND... thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday!! AND... thank you for posting my giveaway!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  16. Honey I just had to come by and give you a big cyber hug and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
    These are wonderful things to be thankful for and I am thankful for you my dear friend
    Love ya

  17. You have a wonderful thankful list. I hope your husband is doing well with the pacemaker. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  18. Friend,

    I have so enjoyed looking through your blog---pouring through it tonight.

    I love the name Auntie Cake. I'm drawn to it for two reasons, one because nothing could sound sweeter and two, because my niece when she was learning all sorts of words called me Auntie Chocolate because I was the bad Aunt with treats in my purse all the time! I think it's going to come back to bite me in the butt.

  19. Hey Lady ~ Wishing You a Very Happy Thanksgiving with Lots of Family & Friends..... xox Cheryl

  20. Katie girl, you're so funny! I love this post and I love, love your humor! I hope you and the family are having your usual big blowout celebration. I don't know how you have the energy to do so much. I'll be thinking of you today like every day and I'll be thankful for you and your friendship. Glad hubs is doing better. I was so scared for you.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs and love...Tracy :)

  21. Oh my Darlin', you are SO blessed...Hoping you had a WONDERfilled Thanksgiving with much laughter and JOY...sending you a Rosie

  22. Kate sweet friend how are you doing? I think of you and Libbie often wondering what my two MN friends are up too.
    I told Santa to be sure and bring you a very nice camera so you can get back on here more often.
    So with two sisters now having babies is there something your not telling us? lol
    Opened my front door yesterday and the cold wind blew me back a few feet and I thought of you guys wondering just how cold it was there. You know I am a big sissy when it gets really cold. I do know it effects this back ache a lot more.
    Keep in touch and let me know if your okay
    Love ya

  23. What a beautiful post, Kate. I am thankful that we have the same Father. :-)