Monday, November 19, 2012

For Today -

Outside my window...dark, quiet, & a very chilly Las Vegas evening. 
I am thinking...of how wonderful Thanksgiving will be this year.  Mike wasn't sure he'd be able to come home to be here.  It will be 'so' good to prepare a meal & have our family together to enjoy it.  
I am thankful for...Thanksgiving. I love this time of year in which we Americans set apart this day to give thanks for all the many blessings we have. 
I am niece Lisa.  I miss her so much.  It's unbelievable to think that she was here last Thanksgiving, & she is gone now.  Lisa's children & my sister are having a hard time facing this holiday that she loved so much, without her.
On my mind...the last few things I want to get done tomorrow, before the 'big' day of Wednesday.  Mike will be arriving that morning!
I am pondering these words..."Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true meaning of our thanksgiving."  ~W.T. Purkiser~
From the learning rooms...not to fix so many desserts again this Thanksgiving.  I learned my lesson from last year. :)
From the kitchen...Just fixed me a pot of Sleepy Time (I love that name!) tea & enjoying it with a lemon poppyseed scone.   Well actually, I am enjoying it with two scones. :) I've enjoyed Sleepy Time tea since I was a teenager. 
I am wearing...jeans & blue top.
I am creating...still working on some websets for friends.
I am make it another early night.  I am a nightowl through & through, but trying to make this night two of getting in bed early.
I am reading...only my Bible.  Hoping that I'll get to some of my many books after Mike goes back to Saudi.
I am all have a very blessed & happy Thanksgiving! 
I am hearing...quiet, except for the keys.  I welcome this after a busy, busy day.
Around the house...excitement as we get ready for Mike to get home.
One of my favorite things...working on graphics.  I love having an idea in my head & watching it come to life.
A few plans for the rest of the trim, picking up Mike from the airport, grocery shopping, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving service at church,  & some Black Friday shopping.  I was going to avoid Black Friday, but Mike can't wait to go out.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Emily made this turkey by tracing her hand.  I asked her what the thing was in the middle & she said "I don't really know.  I jjust thought he looked like he was missing something, so I added it." :)

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  1. Hi Judy, Your Mike coming home is going to make your Thanksgiving Day really special. So happy for you! Enjoy! and take lots of pictures to share with us! Hugz!

  2. Hi Judy!
    Lovely post. I hope he is soon home for good and all.
    I like the quote about what we do with blessings. Something to ponder and put into practice.
    Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi glad Mike is going to be home to spend Thanksgiving with all of you!! I LOVE Emily's turkey...she was right, it did need something!! So cute!! Give her a big hug for me!!

  4. What a good printer Miss Emily is and so creative! I so wish I had the talent to make graphics, I admire all you people that can do that. Judy I am so happy that Mike will be coming home for Thanksgiving. Many blessings to you and your family!
    Love you!