Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day 25 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

This picture was taken of our family
last year at Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for my family.
It has been a stressful time for all of us.
Word came yesterday about the father-in-law of my two nieces being
on a ventilator at our local hospital and will not live/
We are all very sad for his family.

My brother is well and coming home Saturday.
We are thankful for his recovery.
We are thankful for Pam's successful surgery last month.
We are thankful we can all be together tomorrow.
God Bless this family

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 24 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

My brother is out of the ICU and in a private room. Recovery is going well.
I am thankful for my sister-in-law Pam's continuing recovery.
We all must be thankful for good doctors and hospitals.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 22 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I cleaned house all day.
I am getting ready for Thanksgiving.
We are expecting 21 guests here on Thursday.
So I am thankful for my Kenmore Progressive vacuum cleaner.
Did you know it is the #1 rated vacuum by Consumer Reports.
I test drove a Dyson first and I am telling you this is a
much better vacuum.
If you are needing a new vacuum I highly recommend this one.
And they don't pay me a cent to say that.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 21 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Brother Fred remains on the vent in the ICU in a medical induced coma.
We are thankful for the healing he had today

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 20 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am very thankful that my brother Fred's surgery is finally over.
He went in around 7 a.m. and was sent to the ICU this afternoon around 3 pm
The aneurysm was much larger than the doctor thought
but they were able to fix it.
Now we pray for healing

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 19 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today my brother had his heart catheter done in St. Louis.
All the arteries are good.
Tomorrow they will go in through the ribs to repair the
aneurysm on the arch.
I am thankful he is is a good hospital and in the hands
of a good team.
God be with them all in the morning

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 17 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Photo: Alan Richardson


    • 16 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
    • 1 tube orange frosting with piping tips
    • 16 small peanut butter cups


1. Place cookies on work surface; squeeze a dime-size dot of frosting in center of each.2. Unwrap and invert peanut butter cups on frosting, pressing down gently.3. Using the round piping tip, pipe a "hat-band" with frosting around peanut butter cup and a square "buckle." Let frosting set before storing. Planning Tip: Can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

These would be so cute to make for Thanksgiving and the kids will have fun helping. I am thankful to be able to find these things on Woman's Day

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 16 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Since it is the Thanksgiving season, I am thankful for the turkey.
My family loves turkey.
We eat it all year round.
But only at Thanksgiving do I roast the whole bird filled with stuffing.
I am thankful for all of God's creatures.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 15 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Please say prayers today for my brother Fred.
He is traveling to St. Louis, Mo for surgery on
his heart this week.
Godspeed Brother.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 14 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

When I say that I am thankful for my husband, it just doesn't say enough.
He came into my life when I was divorced and trying to raise two little
boys all by myself.
He became their father.
He supported me while I went to nursing school.
(I couldn't have passed Algebra without him)
He is a good father and a wonderful grandfather.
His little granddaughters especially thinks the sun rise and sets of their Papa.
And so do I!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 12 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for the simple things in life.
Life Kleenex for my drippy nose.
And Tylenol cold and sinus for my stuffy head
and achy body.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11th Day of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae
(1872 - 1918)
I know that I have already said that I am thankful for the soldiers.
But today I am thankful to those who came before.
Thank you Chuck, Fred, Denny, Calvin, Howard, Richard, and John.
The vets of my family.
Both living still and gone on ahead.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 10 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.

I am thankful for that first Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day 8 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today, my grandkids and I are going to work on making a Thanksgiving
Banner to hang on the fireplace for Thanksgiving.
Yesterday we were out shopping and I couldn't believe how Thanksgiving
is mostly forgotten by the retailers. Christmas is everywhere.
I love Thanksgiving!
It is my favorite holiday.
So today I will sort through the scrapbook paper
and try to find what we need to make a banner
for Thanksgiving.
And while we work on it, we will talk about all the
things we are blessed with
and what we have to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Day 7 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Over the River

(Thanksgiving Day)

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Hurrah forThanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow~
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood~
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
By Linda Maria Child

I remember this poem from my childhood days!
What are you thankful for today?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 6 30 Days of thanksgiving

A Thankful Thanksgiving

The America we witness today has seen much sacrifice
This sacrifice for many, has meant a total giving of life for liberty
Do all truly realize what the human cost of freedom is
All citizens should understand what has kept us whole

Should it not be the duty of each American to know this
To become familiar with the reasons of why we exist today
The notion that "that’s the way things are" is ludicrous
When a firm explanation is so easily understood

We’ve survived because of faith, determination, and great sacrifice
The backbone of this country is the strength of its good citizens
Each true American is worth more than all the gold found in history
Selfishness does not rule their home, nor does it drive their thought

And don’t just look at our military as a magnificent force
Rather look at each member of our soldiered family with pride
"Ready, willing, and able" have been the finest of each generation
Whether in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any other place of danger

Whenever an American military presence moves into action
Behold the continuation of an outstanding tradition
Formed through freedom, it bravely faces all adversaries
And the flag under which it stands will always fly in freedom

We are and always will be one nation under God
He is the strength we have turned to time and time again
If we did not have Him, we would have perished long ago
God Bless America is more than a song, it is our national prayer

Finally, I wish each fine American a thankful Thanksgiving Day
May you truly realize what we are, and pray to Almighty God for continuation
Be ever thankful for our Armed Forces, and give them the total support they need
And please pray for all American families who have paid the price for freedom

by Roger J. Robicheau

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day 5 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

I am thankful for the job that I have!
I know, I know I grumble about it everyday. Especially if it is
a day that I would really rather stay home. But I am thankful to have
a job. Especially in these times of people losing their jobs and the economy
being the way that it is.
I work At Pleasantview Home In Inman, Kansas.
It is a 124 bed skilled nursing facility.
We have transitioned into the culture change type of
giving care.
Our residents have choices.
They get up when they want, eat when and what they want, and go to bed when
they want. We have gotten away from the institution style of care.
We have won many awards.
And we had zero deficiencies last year from our State inspectors.
In fact we are often deficiency-free.
I am proud to work at PVH.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

4th Day-30 Days of thanksgiving

What I am going to talk about today is the weather.
I am thankful for this beautiful fall that we are having.
Anyone who knows me very well knows how much I LOVE summer.
But our fall has been so nice, who can complain.
Today the sun is shining and it is 61F.
A beautiful fall day.
I will be even more thankful if this continues

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 3 of 30 Days of thanksgiving

I am very thankful that I am getting to participate in the raising of these two beautiful children. Harley and Darian have been with Papa and me for almost a year now.
They bring us many struggles but so much more joy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 2 30 Days of Thanksgiving

I am thankful to have my good health.
While others around me suffer....I enjoy good health.
I pray each day to continue

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Today I am Thankful for.....

Here it is the first day of November.
The beginning of one of my favorite months.
Well, besides summer, that is.
I love November.
I love it because this is the month that I will
get together with most of my family.

But today is the first day of my 30 days of Thanksgiving Challenge.
And I am here to tell you what I am thankful for today.
I am thankful for the extra hour of sleep
I will get tonight because of Daylight Saving Time.
An whole extra hour of sleep.
Can you think of anything you are thankful for today.
If on the picture below.