Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting Closer

Christmas is getting closer everyday. I have started my shopping but probably like everyone else I still have things to do. This year it is hard to shop for some of my family members because not only are the grand kids getting older but for my husband when we need something throughout the year we normally go get it, so when it comes to shop for presents at Christmastime it is hard to buy him anything. But hopefully within the next week I can think of something to get him.

I don't make as many cookies as I use to because people are trying to watch their weight, so there is no sense to make alot of cookies when they won't get eaten. But I still will make a few of the favorites.

I will post a few of my decorating pics for you to see in a couple of days. Like baking I have cut back on my decorating this year. Maybe because I am getting older, it is harder to get the stuff out, decorate and then put it all back in its storage boxes. But I have done a little decoarating and I will share with you when I get the pictures taken.

So until then, have good health and happiness in everything you do.....

Monday, November 22, 2010

I would like to share a couple Thanksgiving Day Poems with everyone....

The First Thanksgiving

When the Pilgrims
first gathered together to share
with their Indian friends
in the mild autumn air,they lifted the voices
in jubilant praise
for the bread on the table,
the berries and maize,
for field and for forest,
for turkey and deer,
for the bountiful crops
they were blessed with that year.
They were thankful for these
as they feasted away,
and as they were thankful
we're thankful today.

Giving Thanks
For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free"
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!
Author Unknown

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!