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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

A Lot To Be Thankful For

My friend Carol confessed to me that she wanted to buy one of everything in Williams Sonoma's latest catalog.  Why might I mention this?  It's extraordinary because Carol doesn't cook!!  And she was referring to the cooking accoutrements -- hadn't even gotten to the good stuff; the prepared yummies. How's that for marketing?? 

We were talking about our plans for Thanksgiving -- my favorite holiday.  I'm cooking this year.  Hopefully, we'll all be well enough to eat. (Was it last year or the year before when Richard took REALLY sick the morning of Thanksgiving and after driving my mom back to PA and out of a 'sick house' and then returning, I sat down with a 20 lb. turkey to eat -- ALONE.)    Well, that's turkey under the bridge.  Onto this year.  "We" = 15 of us if my aunt and the Delaware contingent comes; 9 if they don't.  Youngest child in Virginia will be working on Thanksgiving. 

Aside from all the good food, I'm looking forward to sitting down with family; the laughter; the conversation; and the chaos that comes with having several generations in one room.  I may not even cook -- just pass the Williams Sonoma catalog around!

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

Two Thanksgivings ago, my husband also missed out on celebrating due to being sick. LOL. Hope everyone is healthy this year.

Happyone :-) said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too.
I've invited my mom and dad but so far they haven't decided if they are coming or not.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like a great Family Thanksgiving for your family. We are all scattered here and there... SO---it may just be George and me this year. George's sister will have dinner with his parents --so we won't have to drive to Hendersonville. We may go somewhere --but haven't planned anything so far. Whatever we do, we will both be thankful to God for all of the blessings in our lives.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lena said...

I have never seem a William Sonoma catalog. I am missing out... I will have to get cracking!

Your Thanksgiving plans sound great. I am still making ours, not sure yet.

Jules said...

I envy you cooking for a crowd this year. I'm sending you recipes, that's all there is to it.

I recieved a postcard from Halifax today!! Thank you so much. The Canadian spot on my PC window was looking a bit neglected. That was a nice addition and you are beyond sweet to have thought of me during your travels.

The Williams Sonoma catalog is my porn!

Purple Flowers said...

Peppermint Bark is my favorite!

Linda Reeder said...

I love those catalogs too.
There will be 25 to 30 at our family gathering for Thanksgiving, at my sister's house.

Gilly said...

I hope you have a really good thanksgiving! Not having that day here in the UK, I have to wait until Christmas for family gatherings.
Though this year we are going to my daughter on Sunday for a family meal to celebrate my birthday and our 50th Wedding Anniversay - our Golden!

(never though I'd make it this far, but that's life!)

Cheryl said...

I can't wait till Thanksgiving. So glad I don't host. So happy to be with family.

jane said...

i want to buy EVERYTHING in the rowan knitting catalog... and i don´t knit...
can´t believe thanksgiving is just around the corner... man! time flies!
kisses!

George said...

It sounds as if you're going to have a wonderful family gathering for Thanksgiving. At least you shouldn't be eating alone this year! Right now it looks like we're going to have a quiet Thanksgiving at home -- we'll be celebrating with my folks a couple of days early.

Maggie said...

You cannot beat family and laughter. I did that today.

Bilbo said...

Thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday, for a lot of reasons. We actually celebrate it twice: we have a Thanksgiving family reunion the weekend before Thanksgiving, the hosting of which rotates among Agnes and I and our daughter and her family here in Virginia, my sister in Pittsburgh, and our son in Dayton, Ohio. We do it that way because it's easier for everyone to get time off and travel before the holiday. And then Agnes and I have our own Thanksgiving at home and invite a few of our single friends. It's a wonderful holiday.

A Slice of My Life said...

I'm just cracking up at the thought of just passing around a catalog for thanksgiving dinner. How easy would that be?