Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

So...I clearly failed at the "post-every-day-for-a-month" challenge. I actually could have predicted it myself. Lesson learned...don't announce that you are going to post every day for a month and then the pressure won't do you in. As my last few posts will show, I was posting just about anything to throw a post up there, and that isn't fun for me. I have to remember that I started this blog, oh so long ago, to kind of journal what was going on in our lives that I wanted to remember. I don't know if I have simply fallen out of habit of doing that regularly, or if I have just grown tired of it, or if I just don't feel like I am blogging for myself and my family anymore...I can't quite put my finger on it, but it has been a struggle for me over the last year or so. Whether I find my mojo again remains to be seen.

At the moment, it is early Thanksgiving morning and I am sitting here with Smokey, sipping a cup of coffee. Next stop will be the treadmill for my daily dose of soul-cleansing exercise to get my day started off on the right foot. I took yesterday afternoon to prepare my side dishes of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole ahead of time. All I have left is a pumpkin pie, some biscuits, and the turkey itself.  It is just the four of us this grand production to put on at all, so we have some fire wood piled up next to the fire place and will settle in for a relaxing day together. I have to say, I am looking forward to pretty much zero stress. I even used disposable pans for the turkey and sides so I didn't have a lot of cleaning up to do. Brilliant!

I love to cook but the thing I am most looking forward to is setting the table today. I love choosing place mats, plates, napkins, etc., and then decorating the table. I have an idea of what I will be using today and I hope it all comes together like I am imagining in my head.

I am thankful for many things in my life. I truly am a very lucky person. I am happy to be spending the day with the three boys who make my life complete. I love them more than words can say.


Kate D. said...

I understand losing interest in the blog because I go through the same thing. I will say that I'm interested in all your posts because I like to know whats going on out in Idaho. Have you ever had your blog printed out into a hard cover book? Its a good thing to have in case the Internet ever disappears. Your grandchildren will want to read them.

Heather said...

Kate my parents actually gave me $$ to have this done (one of my blog years made into a book) over two years ago and I never did it. I still have the money rat-holed, so maybe I should just get it done. The editing part scares me. What has Tim used for a company?

Kate D. said...

He used Blog2print. I don't think he did a bit of editing. The whole thing just printed as it was in the blog.

Emily said...

A book of your blog sounds really wonderful. I have made hard-covered photo books for Neil that are something like "Our first year in Amesbury" and it is so special to have, even just several years later. It's true that I love reading your blogs, because I love the pictures and I am inspired by you and your family. That said, you shouldn't feel pressured to blog. It should be because you enjoy it.

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