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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brrrrr......It's Cold here on the North Forty both inside and out! I could of swore when I woke up this morning there were icicles inside the ole farm house. 

I know your thinking complain complain that's all this old woman does. She is either sweating on the tractor for months on end or freezing in the winter. Such a whiner! 

At least I am not a turkey this month because then you would really hear me complain. lol

Don't you love the holidays? Like most of you I just wish I knew the secret of  less stress during this time of the year and could bottle it up and give it as a gift to everyone. 

Our Maxine always has the prefect solution to most events in our lives. Maybe laughing more is the secret or
ordering more bottles of Calm Forte from Amazon might work too.

You could be like the two Indians in this picture serving their cheap wine to the Pilgrim. lol

Thank goodness I love everyone coming to my Thanksgiving Dinner or I might be tempted to try this.
I will be here alone on Thanksgiving Day but on Friday my kids are coming to celebrate with me. 
I am praying all three of my children are able to come but still not for sure that Chad can make it or not. Keeping my fingers crossed he will be here.

Are you making the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner or trying something different? Since
the kids are having Turkey and Ham at the in-laws I decided to have Texas Style Barbecue
Pork Ribs along with my traditional turkey and dressing. Instead of a big turkey I am trying a smaller turkey breast and a smaller helping of my Mama's Cornbread Dressing. 

Honestly I could just have dressing and nothing else on my plate and be completely happy. Well maybe a serving of cranberries along with it. 

Years ago I did a post sharing her recipe for the best dressing ever but if you can't find it and need a good recipe I will send it to you.

Today I found the site Just A Pinch Recipes. If you looking for blue ribbon recipes then you will love this site. I might have to try a corn casserole on there I found today for Thanksgiving or maybe the Sweet Potato Casserole. 

Lots to do the next few days so I probably will not post again until after Thanksgiving. Not a surprise since my post are few and far between these days. 

My land lady is bringing her maintenance man from Georgetown here tomorrow to work on one of my commodes. He was here last Monday fixing it for me because it wobbled like a Turkey when you set down on it but lucky me it is in worse wear now than before he fixed it. It now leaks! So I called him back and his plans are to come Monday and replace the floor under it. Oh boy do I dread that project but right now the water is turned off to it and with the kids coming in I need both bathrooms. I don't think they would care to use one of the old out houses out here. lol 

Sending you warm wishes for a gorgeous week ahead and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sweet Dreams and Love to All,



Karen Mortensen said...

Sorry you are cold. You could come out here to California. We aren't too cold here. Hope your Thanksgiving goes well. All the best.

Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving Maggie. It's wicked cold here this weekend. Wicked cold!!!

Paula said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and pray all your kids will be able to come. I'll be heading to Spring Branch on Wed. and on to Leander on Thursday. Stay warm!

Gorges Smythe said...

Pretty chilly here, too. Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one.

From the Kitchen said...

It was 12 degrees here this morning. It did warm up to 15 later in the day!! Traditional Thanksgiving dinner here. Hope all of your family can make it--that's what it's all about.


Dewena Callis said...

I dearly wish I could morph into Maxine!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Maggie:
Just a quick visit before I turn off my computer for the night. We'll have a quiet Thanksgiving at home. No kids coming down this year, :-( but it's nice we have each other and that's enough.

Stay warm and know that your FL friend thinks of you often.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My daughter has taken to hosting Thanksgiving the past couple of years, so we are headed there again this year. My son wasn't going to come, but now he is and we are all glad about that.

Have a wonderful time with your family, Maggie! Happy Thanksgiving!

Arkansas Patti said...

Hum, so that is how I became the dinner rolls, snacks and soda gal?
Have a great Thanksgiving Maggie and even if the outhouse is the only option, think how it will make this celebration quirky but memorable and talked about for years. "Remember when-----"

Jacqueline said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your kids.

Happy Thanksgiving

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Hey Maggie, enjoyed my visit with you as always.
Still in FL so I'm not complaining about the weather, but I saw 15 as the temp back home this morning. brrrrrrrrr
Not looking forward to returning home to THAT!
My Toyota had a serious RECALL and Ed and I are stuck here until ?
No parts to replace the seriously leaking AC that soaked my floor rugs and could make my air bags go off at any given moment if I continued to drive it.
I'll suffer with it though ;0)
Happy Thanksgiving.
Now to check out that food site. Thanks.

Olga said...

Maggie, you crack me up! Best Wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.

Julia said...

We already had out Thanksgiving in October and had a turkey dinner. My next big turkey will be on Christmas day.
I hope that your handy man can finally fix your commode right the second time.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I haven't blogged often lately but I finally caught up with all the bad luck weeks we had. Things are better now just until something else breaks, lol...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope that everyone will be there.


Daydream Living said...

Hi Maggie! So lovely to see your name pop up on my new place! Happy Thanksgiving and hope you all will be together xx Maureen

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love all the jokes. I am adding a few new recipes this year but the traditional ones will be there too so we will have lots of leftovers! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

annie said...

cute post!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Oh, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Maggie, and that Chad will be able to join you. We're going to my childhood home in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving. The current tenant (renting it from my brother who is living in Thailand) is actress Mary Kate Schellhardt, who is also the daughter of my best friend from college. She invited us to "come home for Thanksgiving" and her Dad -- my friend Tim is flying in from Chicago. I'm sure it will be a wonderful day with much laughter. As you pointed out in this fun post, laughter may be the key to a happy holiday. Hope yours is memorable!

yaya said...

Happy Thanksgiving back at ya Maggie! I hope all your kiddos make it and can enjoy your good cooking! I sure have enjoyed my lovely and very delish candy you sent me. Thanks again for that. I'm making a traditional turkey dinner on Thursday. Not as big a crowd as usual but it will be good anyway!

Sue said...

So glad your family is coming on Friday. Enjoy them! (How could you not?)

And happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

You have me drooling sweet Maggie all that food sounds so yummy. Hope the floor got put in before your family arrived. Have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving sweet friend. Hugs

Forty Pound Sack said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Maggie! I hope your family arrives safely and you have a wonderful holiday :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Hi Sweetie!

Came by to see how your Thanksgiving was and it looks like you are having fun...

It was actually warm here, but the weatherman says cold later in the week...



Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

I hope you had a great time with your family and I hope Chad was able to make it ok.
I hope to be able to see a picture of your feast! Be sure and post that.

GerryART said...

Here it is, Maggie
A week after Thanksgiving
And nary one leftover remains

We are looking forward to Christmas dinner

Stay warm


Julia said...

Hi Maggie, I've seen some areal view of the ice storm in Texas and I hope that you are all right and still have your electricity. Unbelievable weather here in Canada too in the West, very very cold. I leave in the East and it's cool but not bad.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Dress in layers.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Thank you for missing me. My mother passed away the weekend before Thanksgiving and was ill some time before that. I intend to get back to blogging after the New Year. Taking care of my mother and working full time left little time for anything else. I was fortunate to be able to be with my mother. She was a lovely woman and a great mother to our family.

Julia said...

Oh my, I just read my old comment and I made so many typos, hahaha. You can tell how worn out I was when I wrote that.

So sorry about the computer not working well. I hope that you get a new one soon. I really miss your posts and knowing how you and your family are.

I hope that things gets better for you and that you have a Merry Christmas with your family.


Jennifer Richardson said...

I hope you're weathering the storms
well and that you are finding sweet joy in ordinary miracles all around you.
I just wanted to stop by and say
how much I appreciate all the ways
you've made my life lighter
and brighter this year.
Thank you for being such a warm
ray of sunshine:)
Love, joy and fresh grace to you,
with merry Christmas hugs,

Julia said...

Hi Maggie,
thanks for your comment on my blog. I had typed a comment and it must have disappeared, sometimes I forget to click on publish. Now I can't remember what I wrote.

I hope that you and your family are all right and that you get a computer for Christmas. I really miss you posting.

Take care and Merry Christmas.

Debby said...

I am worried about your. Did you run off with the landlady's maintenance man. Is your family well. Did you take off after cowboy. All kidding aside, I hope all is well. Merry Christmas my Dear.


Hi Maggie!!
Just popping in to wish you the most happy of happiest years ahead in 2014.

I know what you mean about sweatin' and freezing. It's a Texas thing.

Donna said...

You make me laugh so much. "Thanks" for that! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. I read from your comment on another bog that your computer is on the fritz. Dang it. I hate when that happens. Happy New Year and better luck to you....and me too! Hugs, :-). Donna

Anonymous said...

Maggie, Your silence has us some of very worried out here. Are you tired of blogging?

La Petite Gallery said...

Sure hope you had a great Christmas, Happy New year.
Are you alright? See you have been off the grid for a while.