November 26, 2008

You try to make a list…

…but eventually you exhaust yourself with the possibilities. So, I have decided to condense all that down to two things for which I am thankful.

Life—all of it. From the worst despairs (which, given what I see in the world around me is about the equivalent of a flea-bite on an elephant) to the greatest joys (again, in comparison to others, I have been blessed beyond what is my right and due).

Love. That I am able to give it, and that I receive it far in excess of expectation.

May your day of Thanksgiving be full and rich.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 26, 2008 10:23 AM

And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

But can we leave off the full? The brother will be with friends, the sons at their mother's, and the parents with Lyman's sister.

We'll be alone with the fancy chickens. That, my dear, is something to be thankful for.

Posted by: Janis Gore at November 26, 2008 02:28 PM

Full is in the eye of the beholder. Or bird holder, in this case.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 26, 2008 02:46 PM

Mince pie ala mode to y'all, and the best of everything else too.

Posted by: Chef Tony at November 27, 2008 03:32 PM

Can you wish a belated happy turkey day to a possum? Well I guess I just did.
Among other things I’m very thankful for my internet/blogging friends. Y’all have no idea how much all you have helped me stay sane and keep balanced in the past year or so.
We will now return to the regular scheduled overeating and over-shopping.

Posted by: jim at November 28, 2008 08:10 PM

I'll echo Jim's wishes, except for the "scheduled" overeating and over-shopping. I like to think of it as grazing. We should be thankful we didn't shop at Walmart in NY - how can a sale be worth trampling someone to death? What hath man wrought?

Interesting how someone's thankful list did not include a certain Auburn football team. I'm curious to see if Saban's boys take their arch-rival for granted or if they're playing scrubs by the 4th quarter. Should be an active offseason for Auburn.

Posted by: MarcV at November 29, 2008 11:11 AM

Thanks, Chef Tony--we had quite a spread this year, although sadly, short of mincemeat. Seems like it must have been a bad year for minces.

Jim, YES WE CAN! And on behalf of all your other imaginary friends, we are glad to have been of service.

And Marc, I specifically didn't mention Auburn's chances for fear of jinxing them. Seems to have worked, seeing as how we only lost by 36 points! Yay me!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 1, 2008 08:15 AM

Based on the score I saw, Mr. P, you only lost by three, which is all your arch rivals actually needed to beat your scrappy bunch of water boys.

In hockey this would be referred to as the "game-winning goal", and in this case 3 points seems to have been enough to pull off this nail-biter.

Happy post-turkey day, anyway.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 1, 2008 09:33 AM

Well, actually, we had things tied up for several minutes after the opening kick-off, so we mustn't be overly critical. I'm just glad we won't have that let-down we suffered a couple of years back when we went undefeated yet still managed to be named National Nonchampions.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 1, 2008 05:53 PM