Thoughtful Thursday Week 48 - Give Thanks

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we went to Asheville, NC. The Omni Grove Park Inn serves a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet, plus one can take a look at the Top 10 National Gingerbread House Competition creations for 2015. Here are some pictures for you......more

traditionally untraditional - part one

My family loves to be traditionally untraditional, especially when it comes to holiday food.For years Mom would faithfully get up in the wee hours of the morning to baste the turkey – only for us all to admit years later that none of us even like turkey. We had a few years of trial-and-error options like fried turkey and Tofurkey and Turducken and othersuch critter combinations (just don’t say it incorrectly in front of the children!), but they all taste like they sound....more

The Everyday Things We're REALLY Thankful For

So it’s the day after Thanksgiving in my house.  My refrigerator is still packed with leftovers (despite having turkey quiche, stuffing omelets, mashed potato pancakes and cranberry juice for breakfast)…and I’m catching up on all the good Facebook news.  As I read about all of the things that everyone is thankful for in their lives, I realize that…while I too am thankful for my family, friends, good health, job, etc., there are also a few things that I didn’t stop to mention.  And while you may find them a bit unorthodox…in the end perhaps you may find yourself adding to the ...more

Butternut Squash Veggieducken, Vegan & Gluten-free

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4 Disappointments I'm Thankful For

During this time of year, we’re always encouraged to take stock of the things we’re thankful for, and the positive blessings we have in our lives, like family, financial stability, children and jobs. But what about showing gratitude for the things in our lives that may be challenges, disappointments and let downs? How do we handle those? ...more
Totally agree.  Except on the 'arguments with spouse' point, sadly, ours are never productive IN ...more

Caregiver’s Guide to Enjoy Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving can be a holiday filled with joy and fellowship, it can also be a time of increased stress in caregiving… but it doesn’t have to be....more

The REAL Thanksgiving


Prepping and Baking and Chopping, Oh My! ~ A Thanksgiving Haiku

The oven is on. A cutting board sits ready. Prepping for long night....more

Thanksgiving or Festivus?

Last week, I attended our Thanksgiving luncheon at work, despite my reservations about how it would go with me being a vegan.  Last year, I chose to take the coward’s way out by staying away.  This wasn’t so difficult, as I was still new, wasn’t yet in management and had duties that left me working by myself most of the time.  This year was a bit different since my role has changed so drastically.  Accordingly, I thought it advisable for me to show up....more