"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, November 11, 2012

* Nostalgic Sunday *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday


Tonight I'm borrowing a post I did last year on November 15th. It was a Tuesday, therefore it wasn't a Nostalgic Sunday post, but it fits perfectly here.  The only thing I've changed is the "Welcome to my newest follower" which obviously makes sense. AND I'm also adding another quote or two!



Such busy times, but I'm trying to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and stay focused on what needs to be done...today, the next day, etc.

Such wise words from a little girl!

(courtesy: google)

Have I mentioned we're having our family Thanksgiving THIS Saturday? Since we're a blended family...Yours, Mine & Ours...there's more than the "usual" parents and in-laws involved, so things can get really hectic. We began celebrating this way quite a few years ago and it works really well. I always say, "How many huge Thanksgiving meals can a person be expected to eat in one day?!"


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, with Christmas a very close second. It's all about family, friends, and food! No commercialism. Every time I think about roasting the turkey, I swear I can actually smell that aroma and it brings such memories.....

(courtesy: google)

 I love to bake pies the day before. This year I'm making my usual two pumpkin pies, plus two apple pies. Oh yeah, and some banana bread with cream cheese frosting. Mmm good!

I make this type of crumble top apple pie and it's so easy.
(courtesy: google)

Welcome to my newest follower, Susan at I Think; Therefore, I Yam.  I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you! And BTW, Susan, I LOVE your blog title. It cracks me up....as all your blog posts do!


"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -- Denis Waitley


"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -- Charles Dickens

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown

13 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving too!

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  2. So, what time shall we be there? (You DO invite your newest follower, dontcha?) After spending a lot of years preparing big Thanksgiving meals for family and friends, the baton got passed to the next generation a few years back. It seemed weird at first, but now I kinda enjoy it. It's nice to have the "job" of playing with the grandchildren while somebody else does all the cooking and cleaning up. (And our son is a darned good cook, too!)

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  3. I, too, love Thanksgiving the best! Won't you please shared your banana bread-cream cheese frosting recipe?

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  4. Hi Becky I just love that all Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It seems so much less commercial than Christmas and I LOVE that you are so loving to your blended family. Thanks for sharing this post. Hugs Jo

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  5. Hi, Becky! I hope that you all have a wonderful celebration.

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  6. While we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, I love the words of that small person. I will try and remember it more often too. Thanks for another brilliant post.

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  7. I love Thanksgiving too! It's a "no pressure" holiday. :-)

    We celebrated 2 weeks ago with my hubby's family.

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  8. Seems funny to be wishing someone a Happy Thanksgiving in November...we had ours in October...
    Have a wonderful day enjoyng your family and those heavenly pies.

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  9. Great idea, having your celebration on the weekend before. Why not stretch out Thanksgiving? The other holidays seem to get their own seasons...

    Speaking of giving thanks, thank you for your fun and wonderful blog that never ceases to put a smile on my face whenever I visit.

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  10. I love Thanksgiving, too, almost as much as Christmas. (All except the cooking.) I'm not so fond of that part.

    =)

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  11. Becky have a great Thanksgiving this Saturday. I hope everyone has a good time. I know they will. I agree with the little girl in the cartoon - one day of thanks for all we have is not enough!! sandie

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  12. Speaking of Thanksgiving...some of my neighbors already have their Christmas trees up!! And I'm thinking, "Hey, wait a minute here...what happened to Thanksgiving?" I saw a cartoon one someone's FB post. It was Santa Claus and a turkey. And the turkey said, "Hey, fat man, wait a minute...November is MY month. You need to wait your turn."

    Anyhow, I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. Where DID this year go?

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. Congrats on the manuscript off to the publisher! That's a big deal. Enjoy Thanksgiving. thanks for your encouraging words.
    Marsha

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