Thanksgiving Reflections

lake and monument at High Point NJ
High Point, NJ in the Autumn.
While I am writing this, (Monday) we are being warned about the first big snowstorm of the autumn- it's not yet winter and we have had frequent snow flurries since our snow on 11/12/13.

If the weather gives a break then I am going to get a Christmas tree this weekend.  It's not usual for me to decorate this early, but I really feel like some ornament and garland hanging is the medicine of choice to lift the gloom of these early snowstorms. (That and some brandied egg nog.  I bought Soy Egg Nog to try.)

I think I may pull out some of those remaining record albums and lose my voice singing along.  Lucy (dog) is never sure what to make of those sing out loud moments of mine.  

My turkey is defrosting in the fridge; the dessert will be apple pie with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  It will be a good day to reflect on the happy moments and the trying ones, but most of all to just feel peaceful and thankful for all the moments that make up a lifetime.

Thanks to all of you for visiting and sharing your time and kindnesses.  Thanksgiving is universal, and in the USA we celebrate on Thursday.  It's our official day to acknowledge and remember, to gather with family and friends if we are able, and to enjoy good food, parades, and whatever else you want to keep close.

Wishing All of You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!    


Christine Altmiller said...

First thing I saw was the photo before reading any text and said "HEY! That is High Point!" I go by it sometimes 4x/week, especially in the nicer months. In the brutal months, I go by 2x/month :-)
Happy Thanksgiving Gloria!

Gloria said...

I had a great time up there, you are lucky to see it so often. This is one of my favorite images, it was a breathtaking gorgeous day. Have a Happy T Day Chris!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Thanksgiving Gloria ;o) I hope you don't get hit too hard with the snow! Enjoy your apple pie and turkey ;o) Keep warm ;o) Big hugs and many blessings ;o)

Gloria said...

No, the forecast did not get realized, thank goodness. We got about 3-4 inches of the 12+ predicted. Hope you get just enough, too- I know you love the snow!

Off to the kitchen...

Thanks for the blessings- and back at you.

Linda Bouffard said...

Gloria, hope your Thanksgiving was perfect!! Wishing you a lovely and bright Christmas season also. Your friend, Linda

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Gloria! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The cold is just now hitting us here in Northern California and my car was an ice-car this morning along with frozen pipes. Yes Winter is here in all its glory. What a magical time of year. I hope you sang and sang and danced too! Hope to hear more from you before Xmas and if not, have a wonderful Holiday Season! Big Hugs, Robin

Gloria said...

Hi Linda! It was a unique time, nice and cozy. Hope you had a bountiful table with all the guests. Enjoy the holidays and keep creating beautiful things. xo

Gloria said...

Hello Robin! We have had snow and glazing and ice- yuck. I long for warmer temps, this in the teens and 20s is getting to be a regular thing here. Stay warm and well, be good to yourself and have a Very Happy Christmas! xo