To all those out there, preparing, cleaning, shopping, scurrying for the the holiday, my spirit is with you!
I'm pulling photos from years past--because very little is being done here because I'm still recovering from my knee replacement. I'm doing well---and GIVING THANKS!
There have been no fun kid projects this year!
And no new goodies to share......but I GIVE THANKS to my readers, friends, doctors, therapists besides my wonderful friends and family!
The important part isn't shiny windows, or sparkling glassware---it's gathering together with those you LOVE and sharing that LOVE!
Of course there is all that good Food!
But, family heirlooms are still packed away (I can't get into the basement!)
But I love the warmth and joy of the images of Thanksgiving!
The bounty of our countries farms, and homemade pies!
The recipes...And THANKS to all the people who share their love and knowledge on their blogs!
We did get up our Tom Turkey up in the yard, but no pumpkins are out....with the frost and snow we have already had!
Other favorites are lurking in downstairs bins....
Dinner this year will be on paper plates and a buffet-streamlined, store-bought pies,(shudder), and no fuss!
We are calling it, Rustic and Informal....
But most of all We give Thanks for the LOVE
Family and Friends will gather and share!
Thank you all for your well wishes, and best to you and all your 'families'
And have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!
Thank you for any and all comments.
Finally I am able to reply to comments by using Chrome. So all you Mac users who have upgraded to Catalina---this might help the glitches on Blogger!
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Happy Thanksgiving,Sandi!How joyful your post is...Wonderful pics,they made me smile!Oh,and that tablecloth!It is to die for!!! I am glad you are well!Blessings!ReplyDelete
Thanks Maristella, some glitch in my latest comp update, I still can't get pinterest buttons working, but at least I can communicate! Thanks so much for your visits and smiles!Delete
Happy Thanksgiving from Canada.ReplyDelete
Safe recovery for you knee replacement.
I am recovering from cataract surgery. I had my right eye done last week and I'm anxious to have the other done. Hopefully it will be this Winter sometime.
Your photos are very beautiful. As you say, the important thing is gathering together and Love.
Oh, Thelma, I had both eyes done last year...so far, only a bit of clouding, which is apparently fixable. I have 20/20 and didna't have special lenses, just need 125 readers to do comp work...Hugs to you and hope all will be well. I miss using my camera and the dolls, LOL, and visiting with everyone..hope all goes well!Delete
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Sandi! Glad to hear you are doing well with your knee replacement! I have been through it, and know it is hard work! Hope you are better each day! xoReplyDelete
Thank you Linda, this is my third one----2 on one abbout 10 years ago...and this one held out for a long time. Hopefully we are turning the corner now, but you are right it is HARD WORK...and sometimes unforgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!Delete
Happy Thanksgiving! I also am recovering from both cataracts being fixed. Small complication in the 2nd one means a trip back to Doc tomorrow morning. Then hopefully can get new glasses to be able to see well again. But a total knee replacement! I admire your great attitude for a low key turkey day. You exhibit the thanksgiving spirit!ReplyDelete
I had both eyes done last year...so far, only a bit of clouding, which is apparently fixable. I have 20/20 and didnat have special lenses, just need 125 readers to do comp work...Hugs to you and hope all will be well. I miss using my camera and the dolls, LOL, and visiting with everyone..hope all goes well!
LOL...I wanted to make a cheeseball turkey and my husband said if I fuss he will walk out the door...LOL...But we are doing pretty OKAY....hope all goes well!
I wish you all good things with your recovery. Do paper plates matter when you are grateful for so many good things and celebrating with loved ones? Not a single bit! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Ah, thank you---no it didn't matter at all...we went from 12 people to 4 due weather/travel and sickness. The most fun we had was packing up goody/food totes that my son delivered to the sickies...And blessings, we got the most hysterical Text photo/video of Thanksgivingwishes with all the hacking and sniffling. It was hysterical, but they knew, I'm just too susceptible right now---Today we delivered the Advent calendar I do---and basically had to throw it into the door...! and then they turned on their lights and all waved through the window!...sigh...Delete
Thanks so much or your wishes, and it was as perfect as life let's us be...LOL.
Glad your knee recovery is going well! It's not about the fuss, it's about being with those you love!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy, you are so right....!Delete
Hi Sandi! Love your cheery pics fron the archive! So nice to have a comment from you. I hope your recovery is going well! I alaways try to keep things simple. Just something I need in order to savour it all.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jacqueline. I'm 71 now so any surgery is a pain...so we are muddling through. Christmas maybe on the memory/limited side also. Simple, but we will have (12) sit down, unless we pick up some strays which sometimes happen and then we will do buffet! Thank you for the good wishes!Delete