Category: Giving thanks

orange and brown mushroom

While I’m here

It's the last day of November, and I've successfully completely NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month.) A posting published each day for 30 days, each one including a short list of grateful things. Seemed like an appropriate theme for November. Each post was also much more personal than the majority of my stories. Maybe you learned ...

macro orange striped seashell

Beyond riches

“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson I'm not a rich woman. I may never be in a position where I don't have to worry about finances. What I do have, is an appreciation for the priceless treasures ...

Takeout pizza

Extra cheese

The first four days of this week, were spent prepping for our family Thanksgiving Dinner. I literally cooked and cleaned the entire time… well, I did stop occasionally to sleep, but day-um, I worked hard. In spite of that, it wasn’t too stressful. Not like years past when it was only my little clan. This ...

sunset on the bay


In our thanksgiving, Let us also be bountiful in our humanity, Compassion and generosity. NaBloPoMo 27/30

a mug of wassail

Here we come a-wassailing

I’ve been cooking for three days. Tomorrow, there are angel biscuits and an apple pie left to bake, then meringue to top off the coconut cream pie I made today. A glazed ham was baked earlier, and my Mister will deep fry two turkey breasts about an hour before we all sit down for dinner ...

Gulf Coast beach

Nothing but blue skies

Perusing my photo library for something to include in my Giving Thanks posts, I looked back to this time last year. It’s been raining here since Friday. Forecasts call for sunny skies the remainder of the week, much like it was last Thanksgiving. This is more like how the weather is supposed to be in ...

tabby cat

Queen Issy

She had the whole house to pick a spot to plunk her bony butt down for her PTA scrub. Of course, she chose to lick all her lady pieces parts as she wallowed on my Publix sales flyer and laptop, whilst I was making my Thanksgiving dinner grocery list. Despite her lack of tact, or ...