Thankful for …

22 Nov

Charlie Brown and Lucy

Sometimes you can only take so much … so much family in such a confined space.

So you become thankful for the little “goods” that keep you centered in the midst of the crazy dysfunctional chaos that is Thanksgiving with your family.

… Thankful that the grocery store wasn’t crowded when I went back for corn.

… Thankful that when you went to the cemetery to visit your dad your flowers from the week before had not been eaten by the resident deer.

… Thankful for the green bean casserole.

… Thankful for the second helping of homemade pumpkin pie and whipped cream.

… Thankful for Charlie Brown … he makes me laugh.

… Thankful for the good night hug and the I love you that my son gave me.

… Thankful for the quiet of the night … the nice quiet that’s different from the daytime quite, the peaceful quiet, the quiet slowly interrupted by the snoring of your dog but you don’t care because it’s still quiet, the quiet that calms me and lets me hangout with my third piece of pie.

Thankful …

Happy Thanksgiving.

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12 Responses to “Thankful for …”

  1. charlottecarrendar November 23, 2012 at 1:57 AM #

    Never had pumpkin pie, being Australian, but all my online pals said its devine, so…I guess it is to be thankful for. I am a huge lover of Charlie Brown, but love Snoopy more. ❤

    • The Guat November 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

      Dude. Pumpkin pie totally rocks. You have to try it. 🙂 And Charlie Brown is awesome. I love all his holiday specials. Makes things more festive for me 🙂

  2. claywatkins November 23, 2012 at 7:39 AM #

    I love your post, this year Thanksgiving was just family, but I was glad the store was open and had what I needed – coconut, onions, and peace! Have a great day – Make it count….

    • The Guat November 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM #

      Sweet! Don’t you just love it when they had everything you needed and it wasn’t crowded at all. Dude that was so awesome 🙂 Hope you had a good one 🙂

  3. adinparadise November 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM #

    Lovely post, and thanks for the link to the green bean casserole. I’ve copied it for when my kitchen is finished. 🙂

    • The Guat November 28, 2012 at 1:02 AM #

      Green bean casserole is a favorite around here. Two casseroles … no leftovers. It’s pretty tasty 🙂

  4. mjspringett November 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM #

    Great post, MJ

    • The Guat November 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM #

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  5. sarahjanelives November 24, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. http://sarahjanelives.com/2012/11/24/where-did-the-last-week-a-half-go/
    Love your stuff!

    • The Guat November 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate it and I’m so glad that my sense of humor and stories are some sort of inspiration to you. Sweet.

  6. eof737 November 27, 2012 at 8:53 PM #

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Have a grace filled week! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

    • The Guat November 28, 2012 at 1:02 AM #

      Thanks. Hope yours was a good one. 🙂

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