Monday, November 21, 2005

Thanksgiving is just around the corner...think of it, the golden brown bird...so heavy he is hard to lift out of the pan. The candied sweet potatoes, the simmering and popping of the crimson cranberries into sauce. Let me think...oh yes, the pumpkin pies. The fragrance of those pies baking will be like incense. Most precious of all will be the sight of our family gathered together to lift up to God the thanks of our hearts for our precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. This year I am going to ask my husband to once again read Psalm 100 aloud from the Bible at the table before praying over the meal. Perhaps we shall sing a chorus also....(there is no such thing as 'Christian rock' for us.. I am not ashamed to say that we firmly believe rock music is of the devil)...remember when we got saved...the verse that says, "old things are passed away, behold all things become new"? well, the rock music scenerio is in the lump of the 'old' for us. .....I know things are going to get very busy for most of us, cleaning and baking and preparing for the big day. I'm looking forward to seeing the Rose Bowl parade. This year I am determined to have everything done the day before so I CAN sit down and watch the parade in peace. *smile* Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and the will power to eat more fruit than pie....(so we have fewer regrets later on )  Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Finn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Miss Maggie..*S* It all sounds so very lovely, reading your blog. I will be off and over the river and through the woods..but not to Grandmothers house..cause that's me..*G*..but a grand time with my oldest son (who gets the new all flannel quilt) and his lovely wife and 3 of my precious grandsons. Youngest son is coming to drive me there.

In No Holly, it's finally Christmas...and so lovely to read of the English traditons..wish I were a mouse in the corner...*S* She created such delightful characters...*S*

Peggy said...

Got my pies baked, sweet potatoe casserole mixed and in fridge along with the squash casserole. Turkey is thawing and I have been cleaning. Oh I didn make sourdough bread today from my feeder. I just love nice rainy days as I get so much done inside. Will think of you and yours Thursday.. hugs

Saija said...

we did have our thanksgiving already - in October ... but we do sort of celebrate along with you folks - having been in the states during this holiday -

sounds like you have a lovely family time planned ...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Shelley said...

You're making me hungry for turkey! Maybe I'll have to head down to the States and get some lol.

Kali said...

your description is lovely ~ and I can just imagine it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

Isabelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Maggie Ann! What a blessed time for you.
Such a shame what we do not have a THanksgiving Day here in France...

kindred spirit said...

That little card with the children driving the turkeys in the little cart made me laugh. What fun they are having! Such a beautiful card.
Makes me think of my grandchildren hi-tailin it to my house on Thanksgiving Day. They always love to eat at grandma's house. There will be fifteen sitting around my table Thursday. What a blessing our families are.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone, especially you and your family Maggie Ann.

Jess said...

"the simmering and popping of the crimson cranberries into sauce"

????? Mine never do that when I empty the can...LOL

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Maggie.

Jess

sparrow's song said...

I hope your thanksgiving is seriously blessed indeed. We used to watch the parades each year too.

I would think Christian rock might fall under the 'make a joyful NOISE' category. *chuckle*

To each his own and respectfully so.