Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks ~ Day 26! or TURKEY EMERGENCY ::snort::

~I'm thankful for the diversity that makes up a chapel community. I loved our Thanksgiving service tonight, which included a range of Protestants as well as Catholics.

~I'm thankful that God began to speak to me about 5 years ago about "simplifying" holidays, life, ministry and schedule. This allowed me to focus today on spending time with children (we went shopping and bowling) rather than creating the "perfect" Thanksgiving meal.

~I'm thankful for Yvonne, an online friend of nearly 10 years....or maybe 7 or 8?

~I'm thankful for a sense of humor.

~"Someone" in my home has continually put the turkey, which I put in the fridge, into the freezer. I've moved that thing TWICE in the past 3 days. Sure enough, I went to put the turkey into the Nesco so that it could slow cook all night. I have a 28 lb ICE I remembered Yvonne! We are having lasagna tomorrow. We'll have salad, veggies, fresh bread and dessert. We'll have turkey, cranberries and potatoes on Saturday or Sunday. I planned on getting some great photos tomorrow. It's Josiah's "last Thanksgiving" before we move....but honestly this is hilarious! I don't think my traditionalist husband finds it as funny as I do, but I'm thrilled to have the day to focus on games and family....and I'm so thankful that God told me to begin to simplify and refocus years ago. ::snort::

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

{Jared informs me that he isn't sure he can be thankful without the turkey. ::snort::}

©2008 D.R.G.


Anonymous said...

Oh my! "Someone" may have learned a lesson this year. Lasagna sounds delicious!

You're living a legacy of love; turkey is just a trimming.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful to have you as a friend and your blog to read too! {G}

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I love it, Darshia. "Turkey's just the Trimming" - I've learned a lot since our little Tuesday night PWOC Bible study on having a Mary heart in a Martha world. ::snort::

Kristine said...

That's a RIOT! For many years, I would go out the day before Thanksgiving to buy the turkeys on sale from the grocery store ad. And when I'd look at them, I'd realize they were FROZEN, and I'd have to buy a more $$$ fresh one. I'm a slow learner that way. :)