Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gratitude


It’s blog day, but it’s also the day before Thanksgiving. This explains why I am typing with greasy fingers, sporting a soggy dishtowel that smells vaguely of celery over my shoulder, and brushing baking powder out of my hair. So, forgive me if I keep this short. I’m sure Martha Steward would agree that cranberry sauce on a keyboard would not be a good thing. And besides, I am well on my way to freaking out over a large turkey that

refuses to thaw. This may mean a game of bob the bird in a very large bucket of water. This is never pretty. Believe me, I know.


Anyway, as I thaw, freak out, bake, stir, and chop (trying to keep my fingertips out of the stuffing), many thankful thoughts mingle inside my head. I love Thanksgiving (yes, I know, you probably thought otherwise based on the first paragraph). Not only is the day a great excuse to pig out with friends and family, it is delicious to focus on being grateful. At the risk of becoming more gooey than the pecan pie I just pulled out of the oven, I am thankful for all of you, my blogging buddies. Not only do I appreciate your follows, but I have learned, laughed, and loved your comments as well as your wonderful posts. What a great community.


So, tomorrow (oh heck, who am I kidding—today, too) I will raise my glass in gratitude for my passion for writing, all the amazing and wonderful books out in the world, and all of you amazing readers and writers who generously share your experiences, thoughts, and love of books and writing.


Wishing you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving full of gratitude, even if you have already celebrated it or it is not a traditional holiday where you live.


Cheers!

29 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving Cynthia. We are also grateful for your passion of writing and sharing your thoughts with the community.

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  2. Cheers back!
    Busy here, too.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Everyone could use more gratitude! You've got the right attitude. I raise my glass to you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. I'm home and roasting a turkey this year too ... Wishing you many happy moments around the holiday table :)

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  5. Anyone who has got baking powder in her hair MUST love Thanksgiving! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  6. Man, I've got it so easy - cranberry jello and artichoke dip while the bird thaws at my mum's. :) I'm sure your feast will be delicious - have fun today preparing it and even more fun tomorrow eating it.

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  7. Cheers to you too! And Happy Thanksgiving. I'm impressed that you still found time to blog with all that you've got going on!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Cynthia! :)

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  9. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I'm eating right now. Ha.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for you, too.

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  11. Love your multitasking!!! Cheers!! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

    Take care
    x

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  12. My hubby and I struggle every year with the turkey. This year (I live in Canada and we celebrated it last month) we thought we would be smart and order the premade dinner from Safeway. Only we didn't know we still had to cook the turkey for two hours. And my husband didn't pick it up until 5 pm. Dinner wasn't really until 8 pm. Which is an improvement. We've had some years when the turkey wasn't ready until 10 pm because of the defrosting issue.

    Fortunately my mom is in charge of the Christmas dinner. :D

    Have a great Thanksgiving dinner! And have some extra turkey and fixing for me.

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  13. Have a great Thanksgiving, Cynthia.

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  14. Sounds like you're having the whole fan-damly over! Have fun and eat well.

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  15. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, everyone! Stina, you've made me sooo much better about the chilly turkey! : )

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  16. Hope you enjoy your turkey bobbing and feasting!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

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  17. I share your sentiments. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  18. Thanks, Lynda and Medeia! Hope you have a great weekend, too! : )

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  19. Cynthia - I hope you had a wonderful day! Even with all the craziness I look forward to it every year.

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  20. Hope you got that turkey thawed! Yep, I ate too much, too! That goes without saying. ;o)

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  21. It was a wonderful day--thanks, Maeve. I love the holiday, too--even with all the craziness.

    I know what you mean, Carol. Moderation is not a word in my vocabulary on Thanksgiving. : )

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  22. Glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Ours was, too.

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  23. Hope you had a truly blessed Thanksgiving. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  24. Cheers to you, too, Michelle! : )

    Wonderful, Marcia!

    We did, Angela. Thank you! : )

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  25. Hope that turkey thawed out. I was in the same boat so I decided to put my turkey in the sink with some cold water. Then it was time for bed so the turkey had to go back in the fridge. Only when I pulled it out, I sloshed water on the wood floor. And from there on it was all a little too similar to a 3 Stooges episode. Felt like I'd been in a car accident for the next 3 days.

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  26. I will totally raise my glass with yours!

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  27. I'm thankful for blogging buddies, too! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  28. Oh, Nancy--ouch! Turkeys are heavy and cumbersome and I'm sure you're not the only one that had a Thanksgiving crash. Hope you're feeling better!

    Yea, Peggy! Cheers!

    It was wonderful, Susan! Thanks!! : )

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