25 November 2009

Giving Thanks

It is redundant to say it because roughly the last 43 and the next 37 blogs you will look at will say they are grateful for the pleasure of a good meal and their family. Well....I always loved Thanksgiving best of all holidays. It seems the least commercial. No cards, no gift giving. And then all the damn Black Friday hysteria makes for a Blue Thursday. That and now that I am the matriarch and have to cook the entire Thanksgiving meal alone because no one offers to help...it isn't as fun. I always get cranky when the doorbell rings and 10 pots come due at once.

And yet I am glad once I am seated and people begin to eat. I mean I enjoy it if I am the also getting praised for the meal. Which does happen. I wish I could go back and be more grateful for all those good Thanksgivings my parents cooked. But that is how it goes. You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone.

This year I do feel abundant. I feel grateful for you dearest reader. Thank you for being here. I enjoy this blog more than I can say. I think about it constantly and the order and content. I have the next dozen posts in my head. Thank you for showing up and giving me this outlet, for your comments, for your clicks.

My next post includes a greeting and a give away to say thanks.


  1. Very well put, Robin! Some of my thoughts, too. You have a gift with the written word. Keep it up, please. It is such a joy to come here and see your beautiful pictures...so peaceful and serene. Enjoy these moments...xoxo my friend!

  2. I would one day love to sit at your table and pour compliments all over your head - both for your cooking and your blogging. I know how you are so I can only imagine what a magnificent spread you put out. Ha, I said "you put out". See you in a few days, can't wait!

  3. I'm so thankful for you, dear friend! Mwah!

  4. Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving with lots of accolades for the amazing meal you created! Oh, how I love turkey..... :)

  5. I'm sure your family is very appreciative to have a wonderful, nurturing matriarch like you in their lives. Maybe next year, you could just get frank with them and say "HEY! Could you bring a little somethin' and help a sista out?!"

    Also, thank you so much for your sweet comment regarding our upcoming marriage. It made me smile. :-)


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