Rhea Regale

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Giving Thanks to the Turkey

With the holidays around the corner-literally, you should see my house-I’m reaching a sudden panic mode.  It doesn’t help while I’m watching some cutesy Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel…every night…that at the lower left-hand corner of the screen, they blatantly remind you how many days left until Christmas.  I don’t know about you, but in my whirlwind chaotic world, the “big” holidays are in December, which is next month, which to me is still a “month” away.  That’s my mental buffer, lol.

With all the Christmasy spirit already hitting the shelves, the communities, and the television, it’s so easy to be swept up in the joy of Christmas, nearly forgetting one of the most important days of the year for button-busting. 

Turkey Day!

I need to worry about Thanksgiving, and whether the turkey will explode in the oven, the cranberry sauce will cake onto the stove and burn to the bottom of the pot, my apple pie will come out soggy.  If you haven’t figured it out, I don’t cook.  That’s all my hubby, the chef of the family.  Without him, I’d be eating in restaurants every night.  Sure they’d love it.  Since we have two days left (FYI, never watch the Food Network to see what fabulous ideas they have for side dishes because heck, now I’ve added a half-dozen recipes to my collection of sounded-good-but-will-never-attempt-to-make-myself-meals.  I will say that Sandra Lee had a yummy-looking side I might attempt since it doesn’t require cooking, lol), I’m off to the stores to harvest the last of my pre-Thanksgiving Day crops, aka groceries.  I try to avoid the crowds.  I have my fingers crossed, painfully so, that I don’t get washed away in the sea of frantic shoppers.

Speaking of, I am NOT doing Black Friday this year.  I had my first-and my last-experience with that insanity last year.  I think my head spun the entire weekend after that.  Oh my.  Anyone who braves those crowds…I give you a medal of honor!

Well, once it’s all said and done, with bellies full and acid reflux kicking in mercilessly (or silly talk because someone spikes the apple cider and conversations start heading in an entirely new direction), Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks.  Although I am a firm believer that every day is a gift and I’m thankful for everything all year long, this single day brings the power of thanks to the forefront.  It also reminds me not to eat more than I can handle.  Ouch, fetal position in the corner of the sofa due to massive stomach ache, but the pie was a must-have 🙂

I am thankful for so much, too much to list, but mostly my wonderful family that forever stands behind me when I’m working toward my dream.  Yes, standing behind me, asking when they can get on the computer or when we can play Wii.

I am thankful for my health because waking up and  knowing you have a full day ahead of you, sick or not, can be daunting at times.

I’m thankful for my “other” job, even if it adds more stress than not and tests my time management skills.

All joking aside, however, I am truly grateful for all of those things.  I wouldn’t be here without my family and their love and support.  My heart goes out to those who fight with daily ailments and diseases, whether it be themselves or those they love. I never forget the importance of good health.  And yes, even with added stress, I am grateful for the work I have. 

The list never ends because everything we do contributes to who we are, where we are in our lives, and what will come in the future.

What are you thankful for this year?

Happy Thanksgiving!



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