November is both a favorite month and a not so favorite month for me. It’s the start of the busy holiday shopping/planning/prepping season and a big travel time for us, as we always attend the Opening Day Pheasant Hunt in Kansas and then it is our wedding anniversary. Sometimes we don’t do much but this year, we spent a lovely weekend at a Bed & Breakfast in Vermont. And of course, there is the pie baking tradition for the day of thanks that we celebrate the fourth Thursday. But the baking starts TODAY.
This year I’m making a Pumpkin using my grandmother’s “secret” recipe and I’m also trying a brand new one: Beet Pie! I’ll photo doc the process and share it later. So, while I hope to carve a few minutes of reading as the month whirls to a fast busy conclusion, I will post this shot of a pile of pumpkins.
A few things I’m most grateful for in alphabetical order:
A – the Alphabet, Authors, Apples, Automobiles
B – Books!
C – Creativity, compassion, crustaceans, cartwheels
D – Dennis
E – energy electricity enigmas eyes
F – fun
G – green things
H – the word ‘happy’, hearts, health, hugs, hands to hold
I – imagination
J – joy
K – kindness, kites
L – LO♥E,laughter, letters of correspondence sent to and received from family & friends
M – ♫, movies
N – nice people, notebooks, November
O – oxygen
P – pansies, petunias, passion, pumpkins, pies, plumbing, plums
Q – quiet, quests
R – romance
S – smiles
T – texture
U – understanding
W – wine, water, whirligigs
X – x-rays? (Just found out that I have spine issues, thus-or-because: the sore hip)
Z – zoos
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual…
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
– Henry David Thoreau