Cranberries and turkey ….stuffing and mashed potatoes ….gathering of friends, sounds like holiday cheer. My sister was telling me about her menu, for today’s Thanksgiving feast (she lives in the States). It was interesting to learn that mashed potatoes were not just “mashed potatoes” as I know it, but, how she specially prepared the potatoes for guests on this special evening of sharing.
Potatoes being carefully peeled and cooked, so they could be mashed and presented in a certain consistency etc. The care and thought she has put into serving up a dinner for her friends I found heart warming. Just listening to her explain the shopping for, and the prep done days in advance, the settings, the placement of chairs to accommodate the gathering so that all would be comfortable and feel welcome, was all “new” to me. Our family has our own “Martha”… I was impressed.
My long time personal friends, will all chuckle and know that “yours truly” does not share my sister’s flare. I felt really proud of her, as she went on about her dinner today. These were/are her friends, and she for years now, has them over to share in a now, “traditional” Thanksgiving in appreciation and love for their part in her life. My little sister, gave me a warm glow of love and appreciation for HER, I am still basking in it today.
LOL she will be busy today, and seldom reads my blog.. so I can get away with saying nice things about her today…hahahaha
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends…. let us ALL embrace and share the meaning of Thanksgiving, in our lives today and always.
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
having fun =^_^=
Thank you everyone for your kind wishes, and the healing healthy vibes you sent our way today. Meeting was a good one, surgeries will be early December. Approx. 2 weeks apart. There will be a lot of scheduled planning done. The team of doctors practitioners, therapist and educators is impressive. They work together to keep us informed.
Your prayers and ongoing support is very appreciated. Thank you. We feel very blessed.
I waited and waited , but didn’t want to miss the moment, so snapped. The human I guess gives it a flavour. The place was busy, being a mid Friday afternoon, I was lucky. The sun was so bright, it out shone the lights on the decorations.
Happy Saturday everyone! Remember, feelings of appreciation, only become real, when we express them. ………thank you =^_^= yes, YOU, to each and every one on you who share my world.
I came home from church yesterday to find out that Keeper had gone missing. She had slipped out the door before my husband could close it. He tried to follow her, but in his weakened condition, she proved to be more determined then he, and for his efforts he landed on the curb while she ran merrily on her way. Of course, new to the area, she got lost.
As fate would have it, I had gone out without my cell. He had no way to reach me, I was doing errands on my way back home. In brief, I was devastated, crushed beyond measure, every death in the last year, every parting that have visited my life this year, came crashing down on me. The damn opened and I have never in my life known such emotional ripping apart of my “soul” I cried, screamed, wailed, I scared myself. Never in my life have I had such immediate pain and felt so ripped apart.
All I could think of was NOTHING, the grieving in my total being had taken over and all I could do was allow the emotions to express themselves. Prayer, Pray Pray, Pray… in the quiet spaces before the wailing began again & again, I called the church, the Humane Society, the Police…. my common sense prevailed, I did not use 911.. but called their main number. my voice cracked I could barely speak my vocal chords were in shock, I’m sure.
Keeper is home. Someone called animal control, they came brought her back to the shelter, checked her microchip, called the breeders*, who like knights in shining armour from days of old, jumped into their car and did their best not to speed into the city. They got the call at 3:15 or so, the shelter closed at 4 pm.
It was a harrowing day, Keeper and I were in bed very early, we slept till this morning, glued together in relief. Poor Velcro, didn’t know what was happening around him, he is such a patient, and caring soul. The dogs commiserated happily when they met up. Big brother was welcoming to his delinquent sister, he didn’t scold for the anxiety she unwittingly caused, in all four of her humans.
I don’t know why it was deemed necessary that I experience such a torrent of emotions, but… it did certainly allow for an emptying of any and all emotions I may have been holding back. Life IS.
I am so grateful and thankful for the kindness of the strangers, that due to their caring and good intentions, made the choices that brought Keeper home.
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a Turning Point
*Hounds of Freckashpeng
Meet Pippa, she is a female Whippet who lives with her human parent(s). You can see that in her very short time with them, she knows how to handle them so that life is extra good for her. I’m told that she is a very patient and willing model, just look at that face.. her eyes are wise beyond her years. A ride to work in a warm cozy wrap with a fall coloured whimsical cap – she’s got style. What better way to get around and keep her pedicure and paws perfect for her lazy sprawl on the living room couch after a hard day.
Her owner graciously allowed me to share her pictures, Pippa can be found on Instagram, she is a raising star in the “diva dogs” on Instagram pippa_g_thats_me Pippa was born, in the spring of 2017 and lives in Austin TX. If you enjoy a smile from time to time, she is a whippet you might like to follow. She already has a lot of followers, the numbers grow everyday.
This is the picture that caught my eye. I call it the Gatsby look. Pippa is really good, if I tried to get Velcro or Keeper to sit and model, sigh, let’s just say, ” have you ever chased a hound when its got another place to be??”..Pippa you are a super model already, I look forward to following your career. Your wardrobe attendant is going to be one “busy” gal.
You all know that this has been a very challenging year for me, I am so grateful and appreciate so much the kindness of you have shown “us” The Thursday Door posts yesterday were just so varied and so interesting. With cancer now part of our lives, we are home of course, much much more. There will be no wandering the back roads, for a while, but I get to visit such fascinating places, and see so much through “your” eyes.
I wanted to share Pippa with you, because when she pops up on the screen, there is always a smile being shared.
Life is good, we are very blessed, the seasons give us blazing colours, shades of gray, brilliant whites and our views, stories and photographs all come together in a cornucopia of blessings, different for everyone, but there non-the-less.
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL Principle #4 I will live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others.
“Do your best to live in harmony with the world around you. Life will flow easily and gracefully along with the current, gently caressing each adventure along the way.” Q
Pippa’s pictures (her human)
Hey, how was your day? Decided to drop in to the Diabetes Fund raiser in Second Life. It is a good cause, of course since I was there, I felt I should look around. Found myself a fun costume.
I wasn’t ready to do a lot, change worry about hair style etc. so you can see, I chose accordingly, the virtual world, is no different from our day-to-day, we still have to deal with choices.
My ribs are showing. You can’t see how hard I had to resist having one of the special Halloween cupcakes I got for hubby. LOL it was hard, but knowing I had just committed to not having dessert for a month, and I mean JUST…. I settled for the plastic spiders on the icing.
I actually took up needle and thread today, instead of applying more bond, or glue to the fabric piece I was working on. I sewed the part of the roof that had not bonded properly to the background material
Now I’m at a dance with some fab music happening while I am busy sharing time with you. Multi-tasking at its best. You can see my avatar is dancing behind Nick, he and his wife Mel are dressed in identical outfits. They are rather clever. The party is just getting underway. Will go and be social. Meanwhile, we are ending October, tomorrow we start into a very busy month… some time soon we hope to here when the operations will be. I do know that we already have a lot of medical appointments set up for November.
Please understand if I am not as regular with my posts…. I will do my best, because sharing time with you all, is good for me. Over the years, you have all inspired me at some time or another. I love the connection we share. You are all the best!!!
Here is looking at you… “wink”