Thursday, November 23, 2006


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, keep us free.    

Until next time, Linda

P.S. Have you checked out this new AOL journal?



mrsm711 said...

Hi Linda,  Great entry.  Have a great Thanksgiving!  :)     Tracy

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)
Be blessed.

ally123130585918 said...

Happy Thanksgiving day Linda ~ we do have so much to be grateful for as you have pointed out ~ Gabi has done well with her lunch today she must be truly thankful lol ~ Hope you have a wonderful day at your Brothers sounds like you will be in for a lot of fun ~ Hope your Son will be able to join in the festivities ~ I too am thankful for my JLand friends ~ and I love Santa's Blog ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

A very happy Thanks giving to you my dear friend ,and to Gabby,and to all your family ,and yes thankyou for the rain Jan xx

delela1 said...


Blessings of the days to your and your loved ones.  Be happy.  Be safe.


firestormkids04 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!  We will have a wonderful day as well.  I made two pies and one pumpkin roll. . .last night.  I don't mind the work, it feels good to be able to do it.  Thank you for dropping by my poetry journal.  Truth is, all the poems after October 8th are written by me.  I kind of write on the fly. Blessings, Penny

pharmolo said...

Have a good Thanksgiving, Linda - you're 8 hours behind me, so you've still got about 9 hours left of it! Enjoy.

radar446 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.  Great picture, maybe we should have tried something like that with our two cats....nah, they were much too traumatized from the road trip.


mastersblynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Linda from Washington! xoxBarbara

sonensmilinmon said...

I'm Thankful to live here in this beautiful state, the rain is all part of the beauty. How many people get to enjoy the view we do, not just the lush green but, of the spectacular Mt Rainier?

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


yakima127 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.  I am thankful for the coupons I received in the mail the other day; THANK YOU!  Jae