It is yet another busy, crazy, day before Thanksgiving at our house with the usual preparations.  Cleaning and lots of baking. These days, I don’t even bake the pies.  My kids took that over years ago. They do a great job of it, too and as much as I love to bake, it gives me time to do the cleaning and not be over-stressed or over-whelmed at all there is to do. Besides, I get my turn tomorrow when it comes to the turkey and all the fixings.  I love cooking for the holidays! There is nothing like the smell that goes along with it. I think that there is something quite comforting in it, don’t you?


Are you one of those families that sit around your table and tell what you are thankful for? We have never really done that.  I don’t like to save just one day to state what I am thankful for or to just think about it.  I do it almost every day.  Not always out loud, but I make sure I give thanks every day.  Sometimes it is for big things, but most of the time it is for every thing. Sound corny?  Maybe. But it is true. I have always been grateful.  But for the last 12 years, it has been more so.

Twelve years ago today, I danced out of my last radiation treatment. First I had surgery, followed by chemo, followed by a LOT of radiation treatments. I counted every single one down. To the last one. Which by some strange and wonderful coincidence was on the day before Thanksgiving. I don’t think I could have planned a better day.  Most years I don’t even think about it. Which I do think is really, a great thing. For some reason, this year, it came to my mind. Twelve years.  My how time flies. My kids are no longer 16, 14, 12 and 10 but 28, 26, 24 and 22. I am thankful for every single minute of those 12 years!!  I will continue to be thankful each and every day!

I wish you all a wonderful, loving, blessed Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for you all!