Monday, November 28, 2016

Pine Cones, Greens, Berries . . .



one of my favorite things to do

cut some greens from the woods out back

bring out some vases

the pruner, berries, pine cones, a few purchased greens

bring everything together in the kitchen


now that is a best day for me

'tis the season




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Prize Turkey . . .



ready for the oven


ready for carving

Mike Sr and Linda

mister irish and momma


Happy Thanksgiving Day with the Guinon's yesterday.

Once again, best turkey ever.

son in law Mike weaves/wraps bacon around the turkey

and then roasts it with celery, carrots, spices

Outstanding . Yummy . Delicious . Best Ever

We each brought other "fixings" to the table.

We were treated royally, we relaxed, Mike worked.

Sweet and relaxing it was!

Loved Mike's festive table too . . . Gramma Peacock's china

candles . antlers . spruce . eggs

Great to see Jordon's wood tables he made.

Loved having a brief visit with Tyler before he went off to work.

Enjoyed being with Mike and Linda, Mike's parents . . . a Happy Day together.

Thank You

Mike and Suzie


happy . thanks . giving



Thursday, November 24, 2016

happy . thanks . giving . . .

Happy Thanksgiving

let's break that down

happy . . .

thanks . . .

giving . . .

take some time today

with each word

let me know your thoughts


No going to granny's house for my family today.

Granny and gramps are the ones who will be doing the "going" as we hop in the car,

drive a few miles north to my daughter/son in laws for dinner at one.

SIL's parents will be there, along with hostess, host, grandsons and great granddaughter . . .

We are looking forward to the bounties of food, chatter, happy and laughter.


I have been very reflective of late

and have found myself turning to one of my favorite authors

Frederick Buechner

I have read many of his books . . .

Alphabet of Grace

Wishful Thinking : A Theological ABC

A Room Called Remember

Now and Then

The Sacred Journey

to name a few


as I have read back through

notes, saved quotes, journals

I found these quotes of his

read along


happy . thanks . giving


" . . . some moment happens in your life that you say yes right up to the roots of your hair, that makes it worth having been born just to have happen. laughing with somebody till the tears run down your cheeks. waking up to the first snow. being in bed with somebody you love... whether you thank god for such a moment or thank your lucky stars, it is a moment that is trying to open up your whole life. If you turn your back on such a moment and hurry along to business as usual, it may lose you the ball game. if you throw your arms around such a moment and hug it like crazy, it may save your soul.”


“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.”


“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”

Frederick Buechner