Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let the Joyous Season begin

Folks either love or hate this time of year.   That doesn't necessarily make you a Bob Cratchett or Ebenezer Scrooge.  While I am a bit of a Pollyanna, playing the glad game each and every day, I do not have my head in the sand.  I choose to look for the silver lining in gathering dark clouds.  I like to smile and vehemently resist saying Bah! Humburg! 

Fall is my favorite time of year, climate wise.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. I declare over half of my caloric intake for the year is eaten during this season.  How I miss both of granny's and their cooking.  I have a few of their recipes - nothing tastes as good or the same as when I was a kid.
I am married to a man that loves Christmas.  He is the Clark Griswold of our family.  We keep a grateful heart open on Thanksgiving for the blessings of the Lord.  However,  Luscious Larry  loves Christmas.  It wouldn't matter if there were empty boxes wrapped under the tree.  He thoroughly enjoys the lights, music, look and feel of Christmas.  I can pretty much guarantee our tree will be up by tomorrow night.  The Christmas CDs and DVD's will be out, front and center.  He has every remake of A Christmas Carol that is available.  Notice I say available.  He is currently awaiting the release of the Jim Carey one from last year.
Each night we will sip our hot chocolate or egg nog and watch the same old movies including It's A Wonderful Life and Home Alone (one of my personal favs.)

But for now, I need to finish the dinner preparations for Turkey Day.  I won't forget to say a proper thanks for each of my online sisters and brothers who  add so much to my life daily, weekly, yearly.   I hope each of you gets your fill of all the yumminess of the goodies.  


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

I am the Christmas lover around here...while Jerry is the Thanksgiving lover. I've been listening to Christmas music for a fave's being Michael W Smith and Amy Grant. The Jim Carey Christmas Carol is out...I rented it last week. I was going to buy it, but I am so glad I rented it first. I bet your husband will love it...but I am Anti things like Zombies. A few ghosts...ok...but not the way this movie did them. My favorite remains The Muppets Christmas Carol!!

Enjoy your family day. HUGS!!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Hi Blondie,

Love your blog. I'm with Larry, Christmas is favorite time of year. I have already been listening to Christmas music, yeah its true. Can't wait for Christmas and am planning to decorate my house this week end also. It has been a long, long time since I have felt this way since my dad died. I'm wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. God bless. Cathy

Bettsi said...

Blessings to you, Blondie! Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie! That Larry is a treasure, for sure! We're getting our decorating done this week too.

Amy said...

I am with Luscious, I would be happy with empty boxes wrapped under the tree too!!