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Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

Getting ready for the holidays always creates mixed emotions, those of thanks, love, memories, losses, the good days and the really difficult days of our past.

My FIL left this world 30 years ago this week. My DH misses him still. My dad went into the hospital then hospice this same time of year nine years ago. At Christmas we lost my MIL five years ago.

So, I am thankful that my mom is still doing well, as she is 82 and going strong. I am thankful for my health, and my DH’s, and that we got to retire while still young enough to enjoy it.

I am thankful for family and friends, and for my extended community where I volunteer.

Whenever I sit and contemplate my life, past and present, and watch the sunsets across the fields from our home, I give thanks for luck, and love, and life.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Fall CSA Week Four

Surrounded by all the holiday traffic and chaos I picked up this week’s CSA and then went off to a local market to get my pre-ordered fresh turkey and homemade sausage for my Dark Days Challenge, and our Thanksgiving dinner scheduled for Sunday night.

We go to visit family on Thanksgiving in Annapolis, so our turkey is made Sunday.

The CSA haul was again beautiful.

“Log Grown” Shiitake mushrooms, tatsoi, purple top turnips, baby peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, baby leaf lettuces, garnet sweet potatoes, green cabbage, spinach, cauliflower and a leek.  All organic.