Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving

There was turkey.....lots and lots of turkey. There was also ham, and dressing, and canned cranberry sauce. There could not be turkey and dressing without Canned cranberry sauce. I have made the real deal, and it is not the real deal....

Half of my family was at Disney's Hogwarts, and the other half and I had Thanksgiving at The Co-Granny's condo party room. There was a feast of food, plenty of rain, and children a playing. We even had a two week old baby stop by for us to goo over.

I have so much to be thankful for, if I ponder on it, I will surely cry. My children and grandchildren, all seven of them! Brian, Shannon, Max, Kevin, Amy, Lily and Forrest. My brother, his children, and my cousin DiAnne. I could continue with my prayer list of the rest of the cousins, aunts, and uncles, but, just know they are precious to me.....The work family that I just bowed out of by retiring. They are my family too, and are a blessing I am thankful for everyday.

Retirement....now that word says so much. I am not driving to a hospital, clocking in and then running myself ragged everyday. However, I am still doing. People always ask what am I doing? I tell them "Whatever I want!". They look at me like I must be daffy. I feel like saying, Hey, where you in 1968 when I started working as a nurse? Were you even born yet? I am way further down the work road journey than you are, so when you have been working for 40 years, check back with me and see if my take on life sounds good to you then! Can you hear me snickering??!!! I really am nice to them, I smile and say I am interested in photography, cooking, painting, hiking, nature....which of course is true.

There was sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, rolls and fun and frivolity. Oh, did you think I forgot my reason to post....naw, I just thought out loud for a minute...



Forrest with a Turkey Cupcake on Thanksgiving Feast Day at school.


Kevin, thinking about taking his piano apart for repair.....


The baby we fought over....


Sweet Shelby....wishing she had turkey on Thanksgiving...


Forrest and Barry....

4 comments:

Tabor said...

I am sooo happy to see you adjusting to this new part of your life. You will always be blessed because you know what real blessings are. Happy belated TG, my friend.

Beverly said...

@Tabor....you just made my day!

Laurinda said...

What a beautiful post!
From the canned cranberry sauce (definitley a MUST, and not the whole berry kind!!) right through...your family, your well deserved "retirement"...
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing!

JeanMac said...

I'm drooling and smiling all at once. So glad you had a good Thanksgiving and also, that you are enjoying retirement.