Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We all have so much to be thankful for......and I'm going to go out on a limb and take a chance to say I'm even thankful for the rain we've been having. The Bible says "In everything, give thanks" so in my mind that means rainy days as well as sunny days. I was thinking last night about the people who live in very arid countries and how they would love this rain. Their land is dry, cracked and barren, no crops, trees or flowers growing .....I look around me and everything is green and lush. The heavy snowfall in the mountains will provide drinking and irrigation water for this area next summer when we may have 90 days without a drop of rain. So for today, I'm thankful for the rain. We all have so much........if you're reading this you have power, a telephone line and a computer. Compare even those things to those in some parts of our world who won't even have enough to eat today. Those who may have already lost loved ones to starvation and diseases that we can't even imagine. We are truly blessed !
Gabi has had her first serving of Fancy Feast's "Turkey Florentine in a delicate sauce with Garden Greens." Pretty fancy, huh ? She's sitting here beside me washing her face. So it must have been good.
My son and I are going to my brother and sister-in-law's place today. It will be a lively day...their two married daughters, along with their husbands and little ones will also be there. Each of the girls have two children, so it will be fun. Their other daughter is going to graduate school in Denver and she won't be able to come home until just before Christmas, so she'll be missed. My poor son had to work the graveyard shift last night and he had hoped he'd get out of there early but I talked to him about 9:30 last night and he said it looked like it was going to be a full shift and that means he wouldn't get off until 6:30 this morning. He said he'd rush home get some sleep and try to get over to my brother's place around 1:30 this afternoon. I don't have a clue what we're having for dinner, I've been asked to bring a BIG green bean casserole, so maybe that's it ?!?
Have a wonderful day, I'm thankful for the gift of friendship you've all given me this past year. And I'm thankful for the men and women in the military who are serving at home and abroad, though even if they are "at home" they may be away from their families today, serving...to keep us free.
Until next time, Linda
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