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21 November 2016

Thankfulness

It's that time of year again in the States - the countdown to Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on what you're thankful for and count your blessings. So that's what I'm doing - thinking about just a few of the things I'm thankful for.




1 - I'm thankful that I don't like pumpkin pie. One less temptation at Thanksgiving.

2 - I'm thankful I don't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner and instead have an invite to a friend's house. I was at the supermarket yesterday and it was a madhouse. More than a few folks were looking stressed out trying to get all their shopping done and everything organized for the big day.


3 - I'm thankful for all the interesting connections I've made through blogging. I got to meet up with Dan and Jaye from Life Afloat, some friends who I had originally met through blogging, and see their boat yesterday. While I was visiting, they introduced me to a really cool family on S/V Octopussy who are off cruising full-time and boat schooling along the way. They all love pumpkin by the way.



4 - I'm thankful that there are people out there who look out for animals in need. I met this adorable puppy yesterday. He witnessed his owner being killed by a car a week or so ago and, fortunately, some nice folks have taken him in and are making him feel loved. He's such a sweetie.

5 - I'm thankful that I have enough to eat every day and a sheltered place to put my head every night.



6 - I'm thankful for pants with some stretch in them. What did we do before spandex and lycra? I'll be needing my stretchy pants by the end of this week, if not before. Indiantown Marina is putting on a full week of Thanksgiving festivities complete with bands, dinghy races and plenty of food and drink. It's definitely the season of overindulgence. It's a good thing I don't like pumpkin pie.

7 - I'm thankful Scott will be back in a few weeks.

What are you thankful for? Do you like pumpkin pie?

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26 comments:

  1. Yes, I like pumpkin pie! I am thankful that Scott will be back to join you in a few weeks. It's been a long time to have been apart.

    I am thankful as well that someone has been kind enough to look after that poor little pup (I know he isn't little!). His is such a handsome boy and must be missing his owner so much. :-(

    Looking forward to hearing all about your week and the festivities and the food! Enjoy yourself.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. He's seven months old, so he is only going to get bigger :-) He's a really sweet dog - just wants to love and be loved. I'm happy for him too.

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  2. I'm thankful my husband's British and has no interest in celebrating Thanksgiving -- no cooking for me! Have a great week and I'm so happy to hear that Scott will be back soon.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. I love Thanksgiving meals, I just don't want to have to cook one :-)

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  3. I don't care for pumpkin pie either. I'm not much of a pumpkin fan in general so all the pumpkin coffees, etc out there now? Meh.

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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    1. That's so interesting to know there are other non-pumpkin fans out there. I don't hate it, and if someone served me pumpkin pie I'd eat it, but I just don't get why people like it so much and put pumpkin flavor in everything.

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  4. Pumpkin pie is my very favorite pie. I will have a slice on Thursday. Just one slice. We aren't cooking either so no stress here. We're going on a train ride and have our Thanksgiving dinner on board. Most delightful way to spend Thanksgiving.

    I have stretch pants too. Have to.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Your Thanksgiving on a train sounds like the way to go - have fun!

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  5. No to pumpkin pie, pecan pie, basically any kind of pie. I'll take rhubarb crumble or pavlova though!

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    1. What - you don't like apple pie?! I'm glad to know you like rhubarb crumble thought or I'd really start to worry about you :-)

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  6. No sign of pumpkin pie here or even a Thanksgiving dinner. I was going to do something for my american DIL but I think she and my son are planning on eating out. Enjoy Thanksgiving and good to hear you won't be on your own much longer.

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    1. That was sweet of you to offer to make Thanksgiving for your DIL. When we lived overseas, we didn't really celebrate it. We probably went out for a curry instead :-)

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  7. I'm thankful for fleece, and yoga pants. I'll eat one piece of pumpkin pie, then I'm done. Bill eats the rest, he loves it. Our oven is not working, so the turkey breast is going on the BBQ, and I'll have to buy a pie. I love rhubarb, and I like to make crisp, crumble, pie, bread, muffins, sauce, etc.....

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    1. I love rhubarb too! It's so delicious in just about anything!

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  8. I don't like pumpkin pie, but I like to have a tiny sliver of it covered in whipped cream. Sounds like you had a great visit! It's so fun to get to meet fellow bloggy people in person.

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    1. So, it sounds like you like the whipped cream more than the pie :-) Totally understandable.

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  9. I am thankful I ONLY had to go to SIX different stores to get everything I need for dinner. I love everything pumpkin so I am creating a dessert with triple chocolate brownies, pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin mousse. My grandson - age 2.5 - loves the smell of pumpkin and tried to eat one of the scented candles. He loved the mousse last year which is why I am making it again. Happy Turkey Day.

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    1. That's too funny that your grandson tried to eat a pumpkin candle. So cute!

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  10. Glad to hear Scott is coming back soon...maybe y'all will get to travel this winter. I'm thankful for the wonderful life and family I have and the wonderful friends we have made through cruising. Enjoy you Thanksgiving.

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    1. I think we'll be heading to the Bahamas this winter. It will be good to get the boat out of the slip. Have a great Thanksgiving too.

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  11. Not a fan of pumpkin pie. And, also thankful for meeting Dan and Jaye from Life Afloat over the summer! I am thankful for a lot of things. Enough to fill my own blog post, probably. :-) I'm so happy that cute puppy found a new owner. And, I am definitely thankful for all the people who adopt pets and don't buy them from breeders!

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    1. I'd forgotten that you'd met them too. They're a really nice couple. One of these days we'll have to meet up too.

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  12. Nice list combining the profound and the frivolous! Though maybe that's downplaying the importance of stretchy pants. I'm thankful I'm not American and therefore not required to eat pumpkin in any shape or form.......

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    1. That's me - even when I try to be profound, I can't help but add some frivolity :-)

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  13. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie either but I'll nibble some on occasion. I prefer pumpkin gingerbread or pumpkin scones ;o)

    I'm grateful for my wonderful husband and I'm also grateful for stretchy pants!

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    1. Stretchy pants are the best, aren't they :-)

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