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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE

May each of you have an abundance of love, time with family, yummy food, good health, fun and laughter this Thanksgiving.

I hope this post finds you all well and you aren't suffering with the flu that so many people are experiencing nowdays. My son was home from school for three days last week with it (this being his 2nd round with that darn bug this year). Yesterday we were able to get the H1N1 vaccination for him, hopefully this will help in some small way, but he still needs to get the regular flu shot also.
I have a few things I would like to share today. First off, my Aunt and Uncle are serving a mission in South Africa so we won't be able to see them during the holidays this year. I did receive an email from my Auntie just the other day and it included this poem I thought you might enjoy reading:


TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.
THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED -
THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION
WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT.
TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.
GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.
I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.
I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....
HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.
MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!


Here is the first photo I took of my progress on Hoe, Hoe, Hoe by Notforgotten Farm. I really love the shades of green on the tree. They have been fun to stitch with. I will post more photos after Thanksgiving. I still have pies to make, apple, pumpkin and cherry cranberry (my fav) before I get any shut eye tonight. Tomorrow is going to be a long day but I am looking forward to spending the day with family.

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the USA!!!

4 comments:

Myra said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jolene!

Carin said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your love ones. I hope your son is feeling better soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

You're right, those greens are great!

Cari said...

Jolene, somehow I missed your post before we left for the holidays. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope your son is feeling much better. That flu is a miserable thing to catch!

I just love your new blog header - what a wonderful picture!

HHH is such a fun piece - I look forward to see your progress on this!

Have a wonderful week.