Jules —  November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!! May you all have a blessed holiday!!! I found a lovely quote that I would like to dedicate to all the wonderful women preparing delicious food today!!! My apologies to the men that will be cooking. The quote is very gender biased, but your awesome, too!

“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”
Thomas Wolfe


Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
to Him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by His understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights–
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

to the One who remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
and freed us from our enemies,
His love endures forever.
and who gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26



34 responses to Thanksgiving

  1. Very good Julie,
    His love will endure for ever!!!!!!! :worship

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Don’t eat until you :puke

    God bless each and everyone of you. Drive carefully and don’t eat too much.

  4. There goes Carl with his :puke icon again.
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
    Carl don’t you eat too much either.

  5. I did not mean love to Carl.
    After I read what I emailed it did not look good.
    I meant love to family.. Nothing against Carl but anyway I am getting deep in poop so now I can’t explain my way out of this one!!!
    Anyway love to my family.

  6. Kandi, you crack me up!!!!

    Too much turkey? :rotfl

    I have blogging remorse from time to time myself. :evil

  7. We had a huge food fest here with 4 turkeys and 1 ham (and I’m not referring to Alex)! Linda and Butch, Tara and Henry and girls are here along with all of us locals (35 in all!) Dimitri was adorable (that’s Justin and Kiki’s little guy).

    We had a big ol’ day–eatin’, going for a walk, eatin some more, cleaning Gma’s closet, eatin’ some more, and now blogging. We’re bushed! Now we’re teaching Linda how to blog so maybe we can get her on here too.

    Happy Thanksgiving to ya’ll from all of us here! 😉

  8. I would LOVE for Aunt Linda to start posting!!! I do this for the comments. It is fun sharing my life with everyone but I wouldn’t do it if people didn’t share back!!!!

    Sounds like a fun day. Wish I were with y’all!

  9. Everyone had other plans this year so Gil & I were solo. Missed being with family. We went to Columbia and ate at the Corral then went to see “Walk the Line.” We really enjoyed it. I hope everyone had a Happy & Safe THANKSGIVING. Wonderful Scripture Jules. :worship :worship :worship

  10. Thris & Chris were also solo, Chris & Sarah were sick. They had several invitations to spend Thanksgiving with co-workers. I thought they were very thoughtfull to ask them.

  11. Good grief, I can’t even spell my own daughters name right. :cry

  12. I wish I had known that. We would have loved to have had you guys over. It was just us and Mom and Larry. We would have LOVED to have had more company.

    I am sorry to hear about Chris and Sarah being sick.

  13. Thank you Julie, you may not have been so eager after hearing Gil continue to cough. I would’ve been afraid of giving it to you all. Love ya.

  14. Well, Kandi and Ian and I have been hulling and picking out hickory nuts all day and just really getting in some long overdue visiting done. Ian and Richard took turns all day between the tv and playing computer games 😀 Kandi is making cube calendars that she ran off the computer. I had made one and she really liked it. Just a good old slow THANKSGIVING day enjoying each other.

  15. Hi to the TN gang, 35 of ya’s :banghead wow. Sounds like a lot of fun. Well, back to the hickory nuts 😀 LOVE YA ALL.

  16. A belated Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Marlis, those are the kind of Thanksgivings I like. I have the Hickory nuts, hammer, pan & pounding iron in place, now all I need is for Gil to get into that picture. He’s gearing up for it. He cracks them, I do the pickin. Hey to the Tenn. clan.

  18. James is gearing up to buy a bunch of mixed nuts. He does it each year. Jessica loves it. I have to vaccum often. They are messy nut crackers and eaters!

    Thanks Ciera!

  19. We are getting ready to head out to spend the afternoon with the D family! :love

  20. Happy belated Thank God Day!

    That’s a great idea about the nuts. I need to go do that for our kids. I remember a tray of nuts and nutcrackers in our living room and at my Grandma’s during the holidays. What a great tradition.

    One of my favorites was the puzzles. We always exchanged the big 500 or 1000 piece puzzles at Christmas and the next year we would work them during the season. Great fun! Can’t wait for my kiddos to get bigger for that one.

  21. Chris and Sarah are feeling better today, figures since noone is having Thanksgiving dinner today!

  22. I like the puzzle idea Tom. I should get one for us to work on during this holiday season. Lydia has become pretty good with puzzles.

    Trish, I am glad they are doing better. During the winter, whenever we have something I am really looking forward to doing, I always pray real hard that no one will get sick at the last minute. Sometimes they do anyway and it is VERY frustrating. I hope and pray you and yours will be well come Christmas and mine too!!!

  23. Speaking of puzzles, I usually find some really cool ones at Big Lots (and they’re usually less than $5). We’ve done a couple of big puzzles this fall–the boys are finally able to help with the 500-1000 piece ones. These 2 puzzles are so stunning, I’m thinking of glueing them to use for pictures in the boys’ bathroom.

  24. My last Beauty operator has a puzzle out on her table in the shop all the time. When she has a moment she works on it. I like them too but just don’t seem to get them out. I’ll have to do that & maybe we won’t watch so much TV. Any one having left over turkey for supper? :rotfl

  25. After sleeping on the puzzle idea, I’ve decided to wait another year. I figured in the two year old Anjelia factor!!! I figure telling her she can’t play with the tree, ornaments and other decorations was too much for her as it is. Having to have the self control to stay out of a bizzilion puzzle pieces might just be down right asking too much from the poor little thing!!! We’ll give her another year!

    We ordered pizza today!!!!! We were ready for something different.

    We went and cut down our tree today. If I have the energy later I’ll post some pics!

  26. NO LEFTOVERS: :evil we ordered Thursday or I should say reserved 3 takeouts at 11:30 am. We got a huge slice of home baked ham, lots of turkey and dressing, potatoes(the real thing)& gravey, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans w/hotroll and us four at on that Thur. and Friday. It was wonderful. Richard and Ian have cooking food allergies and they just did’nt need to be sick. So Sat. and Sun NO LEFTOVERS 😀

  27. Oh yes, :worship I forgot the most important item, PUMPKIN 😀 PIE. THAT CAME WITH OUR DINNERS TOO! bUT BEST OF ALL, Kandi brought a whole pumpkin pie down with her and :angel WHIP CREAM 😀 Richard marked off the pie so only he got most of it. He ate the last piece, last night. :rolleyes

  28. That sounds so nice and easy. Less work so you can enjoy each other more!

  29. :loveRichard and I spend our Thanksgiving Day cooking for all the D’s that will come on Friday. We work on homemade rolls,pumpkin pie and turkey. The rest of the fam brought their goodies. One family member left their left overs; doggie biscuit!!!! 😉
    Yes she brought her dog which I took for a walk on our eight acres. Man, I was tired at the end of the day.

  30. I would have preferred to cook the meal like I used to do, but when people with asthma problems can’t take it, you do the next best thing. The day was wonderful, so who cares, 😀 We did’nt.

  31. Sounds like noone in the family were lacking for food on Thanksgiving day. We had no leftovers or dishes to do. YES! I put my tree up after Worship service today. We bought one of those pre-lit slim trees, it’s 7ft tall. It’s really pretty. I just put a topper on it and stuffed animals underneath it and a few doves on the branches. Looks pretty to me. Now for buying the presents. Gil is finially busy cracking Hickory Nuts. Good job. 😉

  32. I accidentally posted with Tom’s name about the puzzles. Didn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about Tom. . . 😀

  33. I figured it was you. It sounded a lot more like you than Tom!!! I did call you Tom though, just in case!!

  34. Love this, Father Jeff David and I have been married for 43 years .and I love to renew our mragirae vows. Fills us with graces, and helps us to continue on .God bless you!!!