Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I spent the morning and early afternoon planning on what I wasn't going to do today. 

Mission accomplished.

What I did get done was to straighten up my recipe bookshelf.  Once upon a time my cookbooks all fit on the bottom shelf of a cupboard in the kitchen.  Now they take up the two bottom shelves of my bookshelf in the dining room.  I suppose I should sort through them and get rid of the books and magazines that I don't use.  You can tell them from the ones I use frequently because they will be clean.  My favorite books and recipe magazines are covered with old dried on splatters and drips.  That's how I find the pages I'm looking for, I just grab the book I think its in and turn to the dirty pages, and poof, there it is!  Anyhow, the bookcase is nicely organized... for now.  Chances are that once I start digging for recipes tomorrow it will pretty much look like it did earlier.  But for now, its beautiful!

I hope everyone can find many good reasons to be thankful tomorrow.  I know I have.   I am thankful for my family and their good health.  I am thankful for the opportunity to finally meet my grand babies and be a solid part of their lives.  I am thankful for the support the country continues to send my son and the Armed Forces in harms way.  I am thankful for the One who watches over them and keeps them safe.

I am also very thankful that farts have sound so I can leave the room before the smell hits.  I shall be serving up hominy with smoked turkey for our more traditional Harvest Feast on Friday and for some reason it gets Dickidoo and the Oompas rootin' and tootin'.  Farts... in stereo, with surround smell.  Believe me folks, that's not something you'll ever want to experience in this house and you'll soon find yourself appreciating our Maker's considerate fore sight in adding a warning signal.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.  May your house smell of roasted turkey and pumpkin pie fresh from the oven, and not of smoked turkey and hominy the day after.



jckfrstross said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Have a great Harvest Feast:) brr its cold up here 10 degrees and dropping stay warm


mzgoochi said...

Happy Turkey day Dorn and family!


cyn4mc2856 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!


monponsett said...

Happy Thanksgiving, from the greater Plymouth/Cape Cod area!!


Something most Americans don't know about Massachusetts...

While admitting that it is true that we don't.... we still. in our hearts, feel that the rest of the country owes us for both the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

We also have a sizable chunk of MLK Day, Labor Day, and St. Patrick's Day (of which we are sort of the Mecca for in the USA).

To top it off, we're also the spookiest-looking US region, thus giving us 4 aces on Halloween.

mpnaz58 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your household, and I am thankful I'm not there on Friday.
xoxo ~Myra

deshelestraci said...

I thought the dirty pages in the cookbook was my secret!  
Happy Thanksgiving!

rbrown6172 said...

delightful entry....happy thanksgiving!!!

justplainbill said...

Jodi, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, enjoy, Bill

astaryth said...

Popping in to wish one of my favorite families a Happy and Safe Turkey Day!

hestiahomeschool said...

Happy Birthday!  One of the things I am thankful for is your family.

love, Kas

sdoscher458 said...

Have a delightful Thanksgiving. Joe is BarBquing the turkey God help me. All kidding aside he does pretty well. I just have to go out and check every so often so it's not burnt offerings to the elder Gods.  I am thankful too for my family and that everyone is safe...and I extend that to yours in my, Sandi

chat2missie said...

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanskgiving!

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Jody }}}  I said a special thanksgiving prayer for our soldiers yesterday, and thought of Gabe and all of you.  

be well,