Thursday, November 26, 2009

We Give Thanks

Ellie 009_1 This is the day we set aside, not only to enjoy the re-creation of the pilgrims’ survival and first harvests, but to reflect upon the many blessings of our lives.

Today, we did not spend face time with our families or friends, but through the accomplishment of technology, we were able to talk to our relatives and friends.  We are grateful for all the techno-geeks who make that possible!  Oh, yes, and the wonder of television, which makes it possible for me to sleep through countless football games, and Jim to sleep through all my favorite TV shows.

We’re grateful for our health, and the health of our loved ones.  We appreciate the friendships we’ve grown through our time on the road, and wish all of our friends and family a blessed holiday season.

We both outdid ourselves with our celebration meal today, Jim put a turkey breast on his gas grill and let it slow “smoke” for a couple of hours, while we watched carefully and enjoyed an early happy hour.

While the turkey breast finished cooking in the oven, I provided the sides, with such traditional items as green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry relish, and acorn squash.  All of our meal was Weight Watchers friendly, including the crustless pumpkin pie we enjoyed for dessert.

Yes, it’s a great day, and we give thanks!


Mike and Pat said...


Jeanette711 said...

Ellie & Jim, We have been enjoying your blog for several weeks (Google reader suggested it.) Our vacation cabin (stick house) is in Elkton, OR. You drove through our little village a few weeks ago - Highway 38.

We have a small dog, a Holiday Rambler and enjoy birding, hiking and volunteering. We will be at Buckskin Mountain, AZ from 12/1 - 3/1/2010.

My husband has a blog and website FYI

Did you get ice or snow in San Diego?

Speedy said...

We too were without our family. What was worse was the fact that I have had a slow internet connection. We left our home in Marksville and traveled down to Opelousas where we are staying in a Holiday Inn. I plan on catching up on journals and emails. Hey looks like your in a good place to hang it up for a while.