Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

Hopefully all the shopping is now done. If it's not here, I guess we'll just do without it. Thanksgiving is here this year and we are trying the Ina Garten recipes that you get when you hover over the Google doodle. Ina owned a food store a few towns over called the Barefoot Contessa. It's now closed and she has a TV show and a line of cookbooks. We're trying the Cranberry Fruit Conserve and the Herb & Apple Stuffing.

While at the fruit and vegetable stand I came across these gourds and pumpkins and made these two photos for today's post.

My thanksgiving

I am very thankful the blessed that both my sons are home, safe and healthy from school, even though it's only till Saturday. There's plenty of families that won't be together for the holiday, some that I know. Holidays are all about family and friends. It's very hard to be alone this time of the year.

I am thankful and blessed to put food on the table every night. And to be able to serve thanksgiving dinner to the in-laws and my sister-in-laws family. There are plenty of families that won't have a regular meal let alone a thanksgiving meal in their own home.

I am thankful for my health and the health of my three sons.

I am diabetic, yet I have the resources to be able to eat right and have insurance that covers my prescriptions. There are plenty of people that can't afford to see a doctor, or can't afford the medications they need. Some have made the choice to take care of their children first, at the cost of their own health.

In our early days, Cel and I didn't have insurance. We were able to make arrangements to pay the hospital monthly for the birth of Adam, our middle son. Some people are never afforded that kind of trust.

I am truly blessed and thankful for my occupation and avocation, photography. Photography has opened my eyes as much as it it helped me to open the eyes of others.

This is a link to a Town of Babylon Slide show I made of the students of a local elementary school. The students enlisted the help of the whole school district in filling the empty shelves of a food pantry located next to the school. Because of their generosity and hard work families having a hard time have someplace to go to get food. I am thankful for teachers who teach more than what the state requires, and make it fun and meaningful. I'm sure it's a lesson they will carry with them long past the rules of composition.

And, yes I thankful to you too. You stop by and read and comment on my scribble and photos. You make me feel part of a community, the blogging community. Thank you I hope you have a happy thanksgiving.



T. Becque said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks for the bit about teachers too - I fully agree :)

Hilary said...

You do indeed have much to be thankful for. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Steve..may your day be filled with love and much laughter (food too)..You are indeed a blessed man...
Thank you for sharing your world with us!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

LinWots said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Keep blogging!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to you and your family, Steve. -Diana

Anonymous said...

Love to you and your family.
i am also thankful for your comments and your sharing posts.

SiLa said...

Happy Thanksgiving Steve!

In Croatia, we do not celebrate the Thanksgiving day, but we all have so much to be thankful for.
Our God is so merciful and full of love and He manifest that love to us every single day through His son Jesus Christ.
It is so good when people show that love to other people.
May every day be a thanksgiving day.