While I’m here

orange and brown mushroom

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 […]

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Beyond riches

macro orange striped seashell

“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 […]

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Extra cheese

Takeout pizza

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 […]

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Bountiful

sunset on the bay

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

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Here we come a-wassailing

a mug of wassail

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 […]

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Nothing but blue skies

Gulf Coast beach

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 […]

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Queen Issy

tabby cat

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 […]

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Takeout for Thanksgiving

homemade hamburger buns

It’s been one of those mind-numbingly boring weekends. Rain – and not just a miserable winter drizzle, but a torrential, thunder-n-lightning tempest – has kept me inside, and I need to go shopping for Thanksgiving dinner fixin’s. I have one lonely can of French-cut green beans, and not much else. No turkey or ham thawing in […]

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