Saturday, November 24, 2007


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the changing leaves, the long weekend, the ritual of cooking for friends or just My Hero and me. He is usually hunting but this year he had trouble with his back and I went to work for the postal service so I'm working on the days after holidays. Soo00, as much as I love cooking the turkey, this year I opted for pork roast - which made wonderful gravy - cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, speckled butter beans and green bean casserole. A visiting hunter shared the meal with us while a Canadian cold front moved in.

I've had three days of those wonderful leftovers, even dressing and gravy for breakfast.

This year I am thankful for friends, old and new, for my sweet spouse, his family, our health, my part time job which pays enough that I can spend several days a week working on my passion, writing.

There have been p l e n t y of hard times but like clouds with silver linings, those times have made me appreciate a new closeness with loved ones, hard won peace, and a more leisurely lifestyle. (No more eighty hour work weeks for this gal.) And it's not just the big things; if we look at each day we can always find something to make us smile.

What made you smile today?

1 comment:

Wylie Kinson said...

Hi Marley - thanks for visiting Wylie's Words. As soon as I saw your name I thought - Hey, that's Leah's CP!

What makes me smile - your seven hours netting 200 words. Been there, done that - practically daily!! Last Monday I did 203 words in 4 hours, which was basically 2 paragraphs I wrote, deleted and rewrote about 12 times! Grrr - so frustrating, but when I FINALLY got it right, it was beautiful.