Thanksgiving. One word says so much – Give thanks. What a directive we have from this one word. So, that’s what I’m going to do. I am so grateful for all I have. I am blessed. Everything I have is a direct blessing from Christ. Any good thing that has come to me starts as a praise and thanks to Jesus, first and foremost, every time. This Thanksgiving I am reminiscent as to how blessed I am.
I have a wonderful family ~ a husband who loves me and works so hard to provide for his family and kids. We both have jobs and enjoy what we do. I have the wonderful privilege of working part time. I have a home. We are all healthy. Really, what do I need?
We eat early (I call it Linner…get it, lunch and dinner) so we can rest then walk around the block then start round two later in the evening. I have to deliberately not eat too much so I can enjoy dessert and still have a second go-round. This is one of our favorite meals of the entire year. I have the same basic items cooked the same way every year. My husband would not be happy if I tried to switch up the meal. This year I did add a couple new items (some Brussels sprouts (shredded and fried) and scalloped potatoes). They weren’t well received. I actually like the Brussels sprouts. I think I’ll make them again with an Asian dish and use cabbage. I also made a new dessert – a combo of pumpkin and pecan in a bar instead of a pie. I’m still too full to try it. The crust was good when I snuck a taste as I was making it.
Two football games down with one more pro game and one more college to go. I am NOT going out at midnight to shop. I will peruse Wal-Mart tomorrow for a few items-around 7:00 am. I did hit JC Penney today, via website, and got some Black Friday deals already.
I hope your day has been a blessed one and one you can be thankful for.