Thanksgiving from a long time ago…1994 or so I guess.


Brother John, Rob, Ed and Dan getting ready to dig in.


Happy Thanksgiving to all

I’m very thankful for all my Xanga friendships!


This is ata_grandma who I met last month.  A very sweet and loving mom and grandma to many.

Having both of my sons gone this Thanksgiving has hit me hard today.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it doesn’t seem the same with my family away.  I am a little blubbery.  But I’ll enjoy the day with some of the rest of my family, and count my blessings.  I’m thankful for my new daughter-in-law Jamie, a true blessing.  Dan and Jamie are in NY visiting some of her relatives.  And my blessing, my handsome son Robert is in Santa Cruz, CA visiting the family of a classmate.  My heart aches some but I can look forward to Christmas when they’ll be home.

Lots of baking to do, which I think can wait until the morning.  I’m bushed from my new job which was pretty busy today.  We are supposed to go to my BIL’s house but he has been sick so not sure what will happen yet. 

Love to all.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow


Well I survived week one!  Today seemed a lot better.  Maybe my attitude is adjusting.  Getting up this morning didn’t seem quite as awful either.  It’s still going to take me awhile to adjust to this time schedule but it’s good for me to stop being lazy!  🙂  I really really need to go take a nap.  It’s hard because when I get home, Toby wants to play!

I had some tasty things today, because I needed to practice making a breakfast sandwich, then my boss and I practiced making an Italian Roast beef sandwich, then strawberry milkshakes.  Milkshakes is something new she decided to do and she bought a blender today.  We made strawberry ones, yum.  I am really going to have to start an exercise routine being around all that good food every day.

Have a nice weekend!

I don’t work today, so today I am back to my real job at home!  I need to catch up on housework, get some groceries and a hair cut, stuff like that.  It’s been a tiring week and it was good to sleep in a little.  Tomorrow I go in again, then the weekend off.  I still have things to learn, and things to adjust to with the job.  Still getting used to the early mornings.  I might not know if I really like this job until I am at it a little longer.  But I know I need to do it and it will be ok.  I guess I am having an “attitude adjustment!”

Last night I went and helped in an assembly line, packing up some Thanksgiving meals for the Caring Center in Lebanon.   There are about 300 total they will be giving out to families in need.  Then I stopped in at the Mobile Chapel at the truck stop where Ed was serving last night.  We talked to a trucker named James from Texas.  He seemed like a very sweet, good hearted person.  I haven’t met too many yet, but every trucker I’ve met in there has always looked very tired.  He was happy for some fellowship.  (It was a long day for us yesterday!)

This song comes to mind:

Are you ever burdened
With a load of care
Does the cross seem heavy
You are called to bear
Count your many blessings
Every doubt will fly
And you will be singing
As the days go by

Count your blessings
Name them one by one
Count your blessings
See what God has done
Count your blessings
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God has done