Happy Thanksgiving to All

Just a short note to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I have much to be thankful for this year, beginning with my new great-granddaughter, Victoria.  She’s a little beauty, the first girl in my part of the family since Anika came home.

I’m also thankful for my continued health, not of the greatest, but still able to get around on my own with the help of my trusty power chair. On my worst days I can still find something to laugh about, even if it is my pinched sciatic nerve.  I’m very thankful for the wonderful therapists who are working me over, um, I mean working with me to take care of this problem.  Amedysis has a wonderful group of people working for them and they don’t let me beg off on days I just feel plain lazy, but keep me going no matter what is going on.  I am so thankful for Kaye, Rodney, Anita and Kathy, plus all the rest of the crew who pitch in when one of the regulars is unable to come.  They won’t rest until I am as close to pain free as is possible.

For the smoked turkey I bought and stuck in my freezer before hurting myself, absolutely!  I had already invited my brother to come for dinner, and thanks to that turkey and the rolls I keep in my freezer for any occasion, I am thankful.   The only addition I’ll make will be some dumplings, but they almost make themselves, so we will sure feast this year.  And I’ll have leftovers to share with some of my friends who are not as lucky as I am when it comes to family and food.  I am very thankful for my family, a very large group of people living all over the world it seems like at times.  My Mom had 10 brothers and 2 sisters, and all but one of them had large families, giving me a boatload of cousins. I used to wish I was an only child until I met some people who are the only one.  Nope, not my style.  I love my large extended family and would be so lost without them.  My cousins who live near here, Diane, Peggie, Greg, Tim, Bill, Pat, Mark and all the rest, I love you all.  Also the ones in other states, much love to you — Leslie, Karen, John, Doug, Barbara, Patty, more and more names than I  can fit in here, I’m so glad we are cousins as well as friends.

And for my children, Gina, Don and Mike, with their spouses, Bill, Norita and Janette, my grandchildren, Alan, the brand new dad, and his sweet Maggie, Faleasha, now an OT (Occupational Therapist), Ethan, Caleb, Anika and Andrew, and Noah, I’m not forgetting you kid.  Several of them are University of Kentucky alums, a couple still going to UK, very bright move on their parts, Jayna and her family, my granddaughter courtesy of Norita, I am truly blessed.  My prayers this year, and every day since we learned of his diagnoses go out for Eli, Jayna’s oldest son, striking a blow against the leukemia he has been battling for a couple of years and his brothers, Camden and Kobie. 

I’ve had to add several of these names to my dictionary tonight.  I love the way they are all spelled, different but still the same.

To everyone who takes the time to read this, I am thankful.  I love you all.  A.

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3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving to All”

    1. Thank you, Irene. I’ve been busy cooking and cleaning today so I can be a rested hostess tomorrow. I love this holiday and all the friends who show up for a turkey dinner with me.

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