Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been looking forward to this long holiday weekend for a very long time, it seems. Tim left early this morning for Kent to bring Kelsey home and I can't wait to get my hands on her! My boss is buying us pizza for lunch today and we'll be closing the office early, but haven't heard what time yet.
We're going to my cousin's house for Thanksgiving tomorrow and I'm taking a three-layer chocolate cake (yum!), so I don't have much prep. Friday evening we'll be having our own small Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey breast and the trimmings - so we will have leftovers! That's always been Tim's gripe about going somewhere else for dinner, so this year he has no room to complain!
Saturday we'll be going to the Scott Antique Market in Columbus, something we do once a month in the winter. They're only in Columbus (once a month) for six months, so we've been waiting since April for this weekend - woohoo! This is the biggest show of the season and there will be loads of Christmas stuff and old ornaments - my fave! Can you tell I'm super excited?
What are all of you doing for the holiday? What are you most thankful for?
I'm thankful for my family, of course, our health and our jobs. I'm also thankful for the many friends I've made online - each and every one of you are so very appreciated!
Please be careful if you're out on the road!
Bless you all,

PS - Check back this weekend for a contest for Jill Shalvis's Christmas (Blaze) anthology - I picked up an extra copy at WalMart last night when I went to buy some new cake pans.


Stacy~ said...

{{{Laurie}}} I'm grateful for so much this year - family, friends (aka people as special as you), having a job and a home, books, my health, coffee, the troops. I am truly blessed.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Jill Shalvis said...

Laurie, I'm grateful for YOU! Thanks for being such a dear friend.

robynl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. Have a great time and be safe.
I am thankful for family, friends, a job and a roof over my head.

flchen1 said...

Laurie, hope you and your family have a fabulous weekend, enjoying the company and the blessings! I'm tremendously thankful for my dear family and my TBR ;)

Karin said...

Wow, Laurie, your weekend sounds busy, but in a fun way.

Tomorrow, I'll be going up to my grandparents' house for the traditional turkey dinner. I'll be baking an apple pie and pumpkin mini-cheesecakes tonight after work. Friday night, I'll be going to my aunt's house for dessert with all of my dad's extended family.

Leftovers from Thanksgiving are the best leftovers. I'm always happy that we get some of them even though my grandparents always host the actual meal.

I'm thankful for all of my family and friends, my job, and all of the wonderful people I've met online.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jane said...

I'm also thankful for family and friends and being able to put food on our table. Happy Thanksgiving.

Cryna said...

Laurie - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family over this weekend from North of the border, and to all the other people who will be celebrating this weekend. Be careful out there everyone.......

Dina said...

I'm thankful for my daughter and grandkids and the memories of my other daughter. MY new job and just to be able to stay up of things.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dena said...

Hi Laurie, We get turkey breasts several times a year and have mini thanksgiving dinners throughout the year. It's so much easier with just the breast and we love turkey sandwiches. I'm most thankful for my beautiful daughter. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Judy F said...

Happy Thanksgiving Laurie and everyone.

I am so thankful for what I have. A job, a place to live and wonderful friends.

I am most thankful for the people taking care of my dad. They are true Angels

Karin Tabke said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Laurie! I'm still groggy from all the tryptophan, what day is it anyway? I'm grateful to be here and doing what I love to do, write.