I have many things to be thankful for this year, but some of them would have to be the wonderful books that I have read and for all of you who find the time to read my reviews. Let’s not forget the outstanding authors that created the fabulous worlds for us to enjoy.
Thanksgiving is quiet this year as it is just the three of us. My Mom is funny as she says “I am not making a lot of food this year because I don’t want leftovers for a week.” and what is she doing making two pies, salami and cheese tray, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, a couple of vegetable dishes, gravy, cranberry sauce and rolls (there might be more I am not sure). Really, we will have leftovers for a week. Which is good since I like Thanksgiving leftovers, see the blessing is counted there.
Another tradition that we have is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After the parade Christmas carols can be played in our house. That last part is a long-standing rule brought to life by Grandma Tina.
Since my Mom and step-dad like making Thanksgiving dinner together, I will get to hang out and read (maybe wash some dishes if they get behind). Before I escape into another world with my new friends I found a couple of quotes, a poem and a blessing I thought I would share with all of you.
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~ Author Unknown
“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” ~ Charlie Brown
Old Irish Blessing This Thanksgiving
May Love and Laughter light your days
and warm your heart and home.
May Good and Faithful friends be yours
wherever you may roam.
May Peace and Plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
From my home to yours.
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of Thanksgiving.” ~ W. T. Purkiser