"Holiday Preperations Have Begun"

It's official,  "The Holidays have begun"!

Getting my list of "Things to do" for the Holidays is a simple sheet of white paper with scribbles of names and what to do for who?  The first thing to do today is "Bake" the pies for Thursday.  Seems everyone asked for "Pumpkin Pie"  
Two finished today.  I'll put them in the freezer and on Thanksgiving Day will just pop them in the oven for a bit then by mid afternoon they will be cooled in the fridge..
Hey, when I went to look at them cooling guess what?  Mr N just could not resist!

"I'm thankful every day, he said, and today is no different!"  He was like the cookie monster with his pie!

My list tells me I need to make one more quick trip to the grocery store and then I'm ready!

It's official, "Let the wrapping begin"

I'd love to say "I'm finished with Christmas buying" but there are a few odds and ends I must go out and find.
But, the big stuff is all ready sent to the addresses around the world to family.

 My bird is defrosting.

The next few days will be all about "Thanksgiving" and what I'm thankful for.
The first thing on my thankful list is my dear Mom-in-law, she turns 100 on the 25th of this month. For 31 years she has been nothing but kind and loving to me.  Although she lives in Illinois with one of Mr. N's sisters I know she is well, happy and doing wonderful.  There will be an open house on her special day for all her friends to come by to wish her well. 

Thankful #2,  for Mr. N.  This man whom I met 34 years ago has been a rock in my life.  He has always been beside me when I needed him and to this very day he is taking care and being sure I'm healthy.

Thankful #3,   that all my children are happy and well. For the wonderful grandchildren they have given me and this past year I inherited a new grand daughter with my sons marriage. For my kids spouses who I adore.   This includes my Nieces and Nephews that are scattered around the world.  They all are very special to me.

Thankful #4,  for my wonderful Sister. Since the day I was born my big sister has been the one constant I can count on.  We have been closer than most sisters and  although we have been separated by the Atlantic Ocean since the age of 19, the distance has never come between us. We manage to visit with each other every year.  We have always had  a very close relationship and I cherish her!

Thankful #5,  for the wonderful Men and Women of our Armed Forces.  Without them there would be no safe and secure holiday coming up.  When I think of the people of the world who do not have what I have.  For those who are struggling just to stay alive and feed themselves are always in my thoughts, as if thoughts might send some good vibes to them.

#6  for my Mom and brother who could not be with us today. Death took them away from me but they will be with us in spirit. I'm thankful for having them in my life.

Thankful #7, for all my bloggie and internet friends.  It still amazes me how far we have come on the world wide net.  My heart wants  so much to come face to face with many of you, but just know, I'll be thankful for your constant friendship forever.

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Jami said...

Such a nice post! I'm so thankful for bloggy friends like you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your list at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Sue said...

I loved reading your post, which was so full of true Thanksgiving that I am feeling even more grateful myself. (And it was fun to see a little bit of Christmas going on at your house, too!)


Gattina said...

I never baked ! I loved cooking anyway we only celebrate Christmas and don't have a Thanksgiving, as my ancestors stayed in Europe !

Judie said...

Wonderful post, and that pie looks yummy!

EG Wow said...

I hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving!

anitamombanita said...

Very nice list. I'm grateful for my sweet mother-in-law also. She's 84 and we hope she makes it to 100!! Happy Thanksgiving.

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful post, my friend! And...beautiful pies too. I don't blame Mr N ~ I'd be "thankful" whatever day it was. :-)

I feel blessed that our paths have crossed and appreciate your friendship!


OLGUIS said...

this pies looks great.
Can you please post the recipe?
Thank you in advance.

Toyin O. said...

It is always great to count our blessings, hope you had a good thanksgivng. That pie looks really good.

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

I love taking stock and seeing just how much there is ro to be thankful for! Would you come on by and link it to my weekly Link Party called Giving Gratitude?

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Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

Thanks for joining my party! Grateful to have you! :)

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Holly Lefevre said...

This is such a wonderful post. WOW 100! That is amazing. I got goosebumps reading this and about all the wonderfuls things you are thankful for!

Jenny said...

Gosh, what a wonderful post of Thanksgiving and celebration!

I didn't know you could freeze pumpkin pies!

What a fantastic tip! And one I will put to good use next year for certain!