Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Thought for Today: Tired But Thankful!

 In our house, my husband starts setting the holiday mood, days in advance with some "old school" music harmonizing throughout the house. The aroma of a Bath & Body Works candle is crisp like an apple and the smell lets me know that its the Thanksgiving holiday!  

Truthfully, with about 7 days before the holiday, I am exhausted from cleaning, setting the tree up, dressing the table, making the grocery list and checking it twice (smile) to be sure that I have everything I need. Finally, I get so tired from running around all over town, searching to find ingredients I need to get my menu going, that I lose track of time!!  I burn myself out but I start thinking about how this is such an awesome time of the year and how thankful I am to be in the midst of this busyness! It really is a gift and blessing from God to be here. I know that I don't have to be, so I'm thankful.

I said I would share my grocery store experience with you!  Well, I have to be honest, I couldn't get pictures in the store because my battery died on me!  True story. Does this look like a picture out of your day of shopping for Thanksgiving?  So many bags and so much food.  Then you have to take everything out of the bags and put it away!!!!  Oh, it makes me tired all over again, just thinking and writing about it.  But crazy enough, if we live, we do the same thing over and over again, year after year, right? We love it!!

This is the a time of the year when we don't mind being exhausted, you agree?  It's like an old "sweet hangover", "I don't want to get over!"  Remember that Diana Ross jam back in the day!!!  Old school music is playing in my ear right now and I'm "ready, set and going" to try my best to enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday, no matter what tries to get in my way!  

Family is on the way to town and we are excited to break bread with them but before we can, I have to bake the bread!!

What makes you happy and thankful?  Whatever it is, thank God for it. Now, enjoy getting ready for the next step, cooking!  Even if you are tired and exhausted, shake it off, kick up the mood with some music and get ready to burn!!!
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