Monday, November 23, 2009


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.

You get to eat great food (and by food I mean dessert!), hang out with family and friends, and the only gift you have to bring is the pleasure of your company. Can't beat that!

Since my kitchen is out of commission this year we're going to my sister-in-law's house. (We're getting new counter tops so I've had no sink or stove for the last two weeks!) The kids get to see some of their cousins (woohoo!) and we won't have to eat leftovers for the next month. I consider that a good thing :)

If you've read this blog for a while, you know I'm thankful for my kids, my family and, of course, books! So here are a few things you might not expect me to be grateful for this Thanksgiving:

Wii -- Watching my kids teach their grandparents how to golf, bowl and play tennis yesterday was a riot. And seeing them cheer when Grandma scored a strike reminded me that there are all kinds of ways to bond with family.

Paper Plates
-- I don't usually use them (I'm trying to reduce my footprint and all) but when the only place to wash the dishes is the bathtub, paper plates make me very happy indeed.

-- Because of this supposed "pandemic" people are doing something they should have been doing all along...washing their hands. How lame that it takes a life-threatening illness for people to use soap!

DSL -- Remember when graphics made web pages slow to load? Now you can stream entire videos across the internet with barely a pause. How cool is that!

I'm incredibly thankful for the internet, because without it I wouldn't have met all the wonderful bloggers in this amazing community I stumbled into last year. Thanks to all of you for making this journey so much fun!

And now to share some love with other bloggers, here are a couple of awards that I need to pass on.

Steph in the City gave me the Splish Splash Award for a dazzling blog. Thanks, Stephanie! I'm passing this one on to Julie at Silver Lining and to Shelli at the Storyqueen's Castle.

Dawn at Plotting and Scheming was kind enough to give me the Best Blog Award. Thanks, Dawn! I'm supposed to pass this on to other bloggers that I've recently discovered and think are great! I'm giving this one to my critique partner Lori who recently started to blog, and to Tabitha at Writer Musings -- I can't believe it took me so long to discover your fabulous blog!

That's it from me. I'll be back next week.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!


Tana said...

New counters? How wonderful is that? Please post a pic when you are through!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Those are some wonderful things to be thankful for - especially having Thanksgiving at someone else's house (I'm with you on that one, but it's at my house this year).

We post on many of the same blogs, so I followed your link. I like your site! ;-)

Tess said...

Happy turkey day! We are hosting this year, but I looove the leftovers so it is worth the work :)

Kelly Polark said...

I love Thanksgiving too. It's all about family and counting your blessings and FOOD!
Have a great one!

Lori W. said...

Thank you so much for the blog award and for the insightful critiques. I'm so grateful for our new group.

I love your story of the kids bonding over Wii. My kids have a grandad who is hard to drag away from the video games. It's like he's twelve again.

Kelly H-Y said...

Love your favorites list ... SO true about the washing hands thing! How exciting that you're getting a new kitchen! :-) Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!! :-)

Sherrie Petersen said...

T. Anne: I'll be happy to show them off once I have them :)

Shannon: Even when it's at my house it's fun to get together with the family. Thanks for visiting!

Tess: My family gets tired of leftovers no matter how I try to disguise them :) So yeah, I end up eating a lot if myself!

Kelly: Yes, the FOOD!! Hope yours is good :D

Lori: He's making up for lost time since they didn't have video games when he was a kid!

Kelly H-Y: The kitchen will be exciting when it's done. Right now I really miss having a sink! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

the washing hands one cracked me up. It's so true isnt it! we had to be threatened with deadly cooties to have basic hygeine :)

lisa and laura said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sherrie!!

Enjoy the festivities and try not to refresh your e-mail in the middle of the big meal!

Crystal said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, Sherrie!
My husband's cooking the turkey (he loves to cook) but I'll probably do a few sides & bake my usual chocolate cake. Loved how your kids bonded with the grandparents over the Wii! How cute! And like Tess, I, too, LOVE the leftovers! Yum! :)

Anita said...

I love your positive take on the swine flu!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Katie Anderson said...

Great post! I love paper plates too. haha!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see your new kitchen.

Tabitha said...

Oh wow, I feel like i've been under a rock all this time because I *just now* saw this post!!

Thank you so much for the award!! :)

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