Happy Turkey Day!

(187:  Not so happy for the Turkey Day.)

I’ve been working hard trying to keep things on the positive side today by being grateful for the many gifts and blessings in my life.  Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  I got the crying out of the way (heh) this morning while stuffing the turkey.  I probably should have prepared something fancy-dancy from the Food Network rather than the traditional turkey and stuffing.  I didn’t think of it until I was pulling the bread apart and making the stuffing, that it would remind me of Mom because it’s Mom’s recipe.

It’s been quiet here except for the phone calls from our sons and the banging of M’s hammer up in the attic where he’s working on his latest project (getting the attic floor lifted to accommodate new insulation).  The day started cloudy and gloomy but then the sun came out and brightened things up for a while.  It was nice.  And another thing to be grateful for.

(Today’s view of the pond.)

The clouds are moving back in as the temperature has been dropping.  There is snow in the forecast for tonight.  I don’t think it will be the sticking around kind of snow.  The ground is still warm and at some point it’s supposed to change over to rain.  I’d rather have the snow.

Since this is a day for thanks, thank you to Cousin Debbie for your note and for visiting Mom.  Thank you to my sons for calling.  Thank you to the Exquisite Emma for cheering me up just with the sound of her voice.  Thank you to friends and blogmates for stopping by the blog or emailing.  And thank you to M, the person I most want to be with on the holidays and every day (even if he is a noisy bloke!).