I hope that everyone has had a splendid day with much to be thankful for.
This morning found us girls dressing up in costumes coming as close as we could to pilgrim like attire. Such is a tradition with us.
We then began a picture taking spree, and we pretty much kept snapping pictures all day long. (Photos are coming...you will also see pictures on my sister's blog...)
We took lunch out to the Grandparents apartment and ate our "official" Thanksgiving meal with them. Regrettably Daddy was not able to be with us as he is still in the Other State with Granddaddy. (Who by the way, fell and broke his hip last week and is not rebounding very quickly, and is not really very motivated to do his therapy. If you all would please keep that and the surrounding situations in prayer that would be much appreciated.)
We spent a while with the Grandparents and then Mum and Grandma took a plate of lunch to Grandma's cousin who is in the nursing home (and she is really not doing very well). The piece of meat which they took to her was a turkey leg... Okay, so that sound like a weird statement, but there is a story that goes with it...a couple of years ago she spent Thanksgiving with us and after the meal, she asked if she might could have the turkey leg...of course she could, but the point being, it is a yearly tradition with her to eat a turkey leg at Thanksgiving, she has been doing it since she was a little girl when an aunt of her's always gave her the turkey leg at the big Thanksgiving meal.
Racheal washed the dishes out in the apartment and after Mom and G-ma had left Savannah and I took all of the fixings back to the house. I washed the dishes that had remained in the house and Savannah put up the leftovers. Meanwhile, Racheal was interviewing Grandpa, getting his life story...with her video camera.
After the dishes I took the chickens the slops and refilled their food and water containers. Unfortunately not eggs...we only got one today that I picked up this morning.
After standing a while with Savannah and watching the sunset, we returned to the apartment where Racheal and G-pa had rather run out of interview energy. So we talked a while, and then S and R went in and I followed shortly leaving G-pa watching the evening news.
So...that has pretty much been my day. Not really exciting, or necessarily "fun", but relaxed and enjoyable.
And I am Thankful for much this evening...
"Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!"
May God bless us all with many more days, may he forgive us when we complain, and may he give to us who have innately ungrateful souls the grace and strength so as to make every day a truly, heartfelt,
DAY OF THANKSGIVING.