Thursday, November 24, 2011

A JOYOUS THANKSGIVING


Glenn and I find ourselves home alone today, but that's ok. Our family will gather here on Saturday to celebrate a day of thanks. I made a big pot of vegetable soup for lunch today and I have a pumpkin pie in the oven. The whole house smells great. Glenn is in the barn working on the cat area and besides cooking and washing dishes, I'm unpacking moving boxes. There are many more to empty before the task is completed. Some days I wonder if we'll ever be totally finished moving, but when I think of how far we've come, I know we're doing fine. I need to remember we've moved 32 years of accumulation from the other house. The new old house is larger than the other one, and though I've given away many items so far, I'm still managing to fill up every cupboard and shelf. This morning when Glenn suggested I must like clutter, I told him I didn't consider my prim and country things to be clutter. I think of them as aids to decorating. I also told him I was attempting to decorate in a tasteful manner and that I was only using the things I already have. The problem is, I may already have TOO MUCH. One day I'll most assuredly give away most of my "treasures", but for now, I'm enjoying them and feeling very grateful for a wonderful old home in which to display and use them. My collections are not hurting anyone and for whatever reason, they bring me joy. However you choose to spend Thanksgiving, and however you find joy, have a wonderful day. Please remember to give thanks for the freedom we enjoy in this country and for the men and women who serve to ensure that freedom prevails. Happy Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

have a wonderful day together and a great day with family on saturday in your new home..I too love my treasures..they hurt no one and they bring me joy too;)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Thank you for helping to feel 'better' about all my 'treasures'!!!
and I am thankful today for your blogging and all the work you do with your kitties--
blessings-
Hugs, Di and her ball of fur

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Thanksgiving blessings, Kady. Enjoy your day with your family.

Donna said...

I hope that you had a lovely day! We have much to be thankful for!

Angie Berry said...

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my extended family the Saturday after also. It's kinda nice, I like having a day in-between. =]

I agree with you, it's so hard to get rid of things we've had for a long time. There is almost always sentimental value behind every thing I own. I hope you're able to get through all the boxes soon. I found boxes in the attic 4 years after we moved into this house, hehe!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend~