Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In the spirit of the season......


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

I found this little guy too hard to resist; it's either the top hat, the cravat complete with stick pin or that look on his face! Dang...they used to know how to make cards and the illustrators were top notch with both detail and humor!
If I did a list of everything I am thankful for, Blogger would crash. So let it suffice that I am thankful to be where I am, with DH, and we know our blessings. There is something warmly comforting in that.
The only decision I have to make is the duck or the gumbo. Because to be honest, I have no idea what we are eating tomorrow! So any of you last minute folks who are now panicking, revel in my honest admission! And at this point.....well...I suppose I should do something.
Taking a few days off--as I am sure most of us will be--so the blog will be still for a while. Hope y'all have a good day tomorrow and something yummy.
And if you have pumpkin pie, eat a slice for me. (DH won't eat it; I'll eat all of it...sigh...) And if you should have sweet potato pie, slip a piece in a box and mail it to me. I will be your slave for ever! I love that stuff.......sigh....it's those Southern Roots showing.
And be thankful....no matter how we are, or what we're going through in life, if we look hard there is something that is an item of thanks.
To you all, I bid you........

Pax.

34 comments:

Linda Moran said...

I hope you have a great couple of days! I am looking forward to some time off, for which I am very thankful - long hard couple of weeks to come with the end of the semester.Play around with family and friends - and art!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Everyone needs a break, and hope you get to the art part! I am still dithering what I want to do, something small.....
Oh, I did use the felter on one of the sweater sleeves; I'll have to take some pics to post after the holiday! Turned out good, I think.
Enjoy!

XXOO!!
Anne

Marilyn said...

Mornin' Anne!!
Tomorrow will not be relaxing for me. I will be on my toes all day but friday I plan on this...1. Not getting out of my pink chenille robe & fuzzy slippers all day. 2. Watching TV all day 3. Eating turkey until I sprout feathers as I love turkey 4. Just watching the world go by!!
How's that sound??
Have a wonderful day....
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love,
Marilyn

yoborobo said...

Hi Anne! I'm taking a few days off, too. I am sincerely hoping to play. Maybe go to a movie. Stay in my jammies for a day. Eat sweet potato pie (kidding - but now I want one!). Enjoy your duck or gumbo (man, now I want gumbo, too!) and rest up. So happy and thankful to have met you, my friend! xoxo Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Marilyn...it sounds PERFECT!!!!! I want pics of the sprouted feathers--LOL!!!
I love turkey, but even a small one is too big for th two of us....thus, something simpler. it's okay.
After tomorrow, you enjoy your down time!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Pam that is totally EVIL taunting me with sweet potato pie...that isn't even there! BOO-HOO!!!! ;) LOL!!!!
I am glad to have met you too---and I hope we both have time for something just plain fun. I want to watch "The Grinch". I love that movie! And stay in jammies and knit while watching!
And do nothing for a few days other than what perks up my short attention span....
Have a good one!

XXOO!!
Anne

marianne said...

love the turkey! have a great, relaxing holiday! i vote for gumbo- throw it in a pot, let it simmer & get the house all wonderfully smelly......ahhhh

gypsylulu said...

Well, Anne, I am a pretty good pumpkin pie maker...expect i'll be making one at Christmas...as we have already had our Canadian TG...
Its funny..the first time i ever had Sweet potato pie...i was about 18...a pregnant military wife..in San diego..far from home..i was in an S H Kress dime store food counter...ordered the pie thinking it was pumpkin!..
I was hooked on Sweet potato pie after that! lol!
Enjoy your days off...i'm off to art class..wheee! gypsy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Marianne,

Thank you--I vote for the gumbo too; in fact, I can get most of it done today (chopping veggies) and finish it later.
Yes, that is a GOOD choice!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Gypsy---have fun at art class---you've made such neat things!
I always wondered why Canadian Thanksgiving was earlier, especially with this Sunday being the Grey Cup (and you know what we'' be doing....). Aren't holidays scheduled around sports??? LOL!!!
Love the sweet potato pie story! :)
Have a fun day!

XXOO!!
Anne

audrey said...

Hi Anne.
I am off to SC to spend Thanksgiving with my son. YAY! I love him so much and can't wait to get there.
I hope you and Gary have a splendid Thanksgiving Day and a few days of rest.
I am thanksful for SO many things!!
love,
audrey

Deborah said...

Oh I love him! I agree about the vintage cards. So darling. Now you let it slip about the sweet potato pie...where were you last Saturday when I needed a slave to cut off lights!!! I have the most fabulous Martha recipe for sweet potato souffle...to die for. Wishing you a wonderful L O N G weekend! This little elf is off to decorate.
♥ ♥ ♥ Deb

Georgina said...

Glad you're taking a break...you need it. Didn't do squat yesterday except spend money at Hobby Lobby...will get some work done maybe tomorrow till I have to hike it up to NM for the family festivities. No pumpkin this year, but will be making apple pie, my daughter's green bean casserole (not that nasty stuff they advertise in the mags and TV....bleh!!)and was hoping to take my daughter's sweet potato casserole, but she has no internet service right now (didn't pay the bill) so will have to wait on that...damn, and that's good stuff!!

Anyway, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, gumbo, duck or what ever and just enjoy...chilax with plenty of vino!

Love ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Audrey---have a safe trip and a GOOD time!!! Talk with ya later!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Deborah,

I got off my butt and baked the sweet potato-pecan pie! And I can barely wait till tomorrow!!!
And if I lived close I would have helped cut ligts....but we would have had to have had *refreshments*.....AHEM!!!!!
Might not have been much tree let, but it would have been fun!!
Have a great day!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina,

Have a good time; and whatever you eat---it'll be good!!!
I've gotten most of dinner ready for tomorrow; gumbo, and pie and the biscuits, so now it's relax time!!!
And yes, I am stocked with the proper *spirits* for the day! LOL!!!!
Enjoy!!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Did I tell you how much I love your custom work you completed? If I didn't, I love them.

I did pies all day yesterday. set me up for breakfast for today!! I love love love sweet potatoes. My second favorite side right behind squash. I don't make the pie however. Maybe I will give it a go.

Love your top hat turkey. I have so many images on my computer like these. Would make your head spin clear off.

Go for the gumbo. Best gumbo I ever had was in NOLA back in 1984. Man it was good. They have the best food down there.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and my your health, heart and home be blessed! Hugs. Tammy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tammy, my gumbo (which I did get going!) can compete with the best from NOLA. I bought a gumbo cookbook there one year---it has a seasoning recipe that I make and use.
The house smells wonderful now and I am starved, but sufficing with a Diet Pepsi becuase I'm trying to do this silly little craft thingy.... :)
What can I say!
Have a lovely day and enjoy all that PIE!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

All I can this is...that card HAD to have been created the day AFTER Thanksgiving. I can just hear that turkey saying (gobbling) "Nah, nah, ya missed me!".
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!LOL!!!
You're right, I had not thought of that, and maybe that is why it appeals to me so much---it's that expression!
And also the sense of "WHEW!" ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

di from di-did-it said...

I'm glad to hear you're taking a couple days off... you've certainly earned it. ENJOY! then... hurry back to us :)

Leslie said...

Great art. Hope you have a fabulous day what ever you decide to partake in. Love ya!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

mmmm sweet potato pie - with PECANS!!! perhaps my all-time favorite!

I know exactly what you mean about having too many things to be thankful to list. I'm the same way. I feel blessed (well, almost) every day of my life! (we all have the off-day now and then LOL).

HOwever, one of the things I"m grateful for is the blogging world, so that I've been able to get to know exceptionally kind and generous, talented and clever, loyal and lovely friends like you!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Di,

I am thoroughly enjoy the days off already...made several messes!!! Even made it to the wet studio to try a new technique.
Now off to the kitchen!
HAve a good one!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Leslie, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hoping you're not having to cook too much!
Take care and stay warm--- ;)
Luv ya!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tristan....I'll give you a pie update when it's cut...! LOL!!!
Yes, we have the OFF days but truly, we are the most fortunate of souls being able to do what we do and the connections of friends far and near.
Here's hoping you and Jon have a wonderful day and eat till you *pop* my friend!!!
(((HUGS!!!!)))

XXOO!!
Anne

Woody said...

I have an idea for the leftovers. Hey tammy how about some turkey gumbo ? LOL
Ann...your web site is like going to a museum. Have a happy thanksgiving.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Woody, I'm thinking you better learn to make a good roux really fast, before your DW sees the suggestion after all the cooking she did!!! LOL!!!

Hope Y'all had a great day!!
Anne

Ces said...

Wake up wake up wake up! Are you so full from Thanksgiving you had to take a nap?

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day celebration Anne? I hope so. Christmas if upon us. Hahahah! Yes, I head the first Christmas carol played on the radio today before we even had our Thanksgiving meal. Take care dearest Anne!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ooooooo Ces,

Ate too much, had wonderful food and we quickly finished off a bottle of excellent wine. There was the temptation to go open another, but I remembered I had to WALK (and clean up the china!)and decided to save it for another day!
It was delicious and I have been resting, and intend to......maybe not blog till Monday.
How lazy is that???? :)

XXOO!!
Anne.....the slug....

Deborah said...

Oh, Anne, I confused everyone! He meant the next flight out of Iraq! As of right now, he is still there, cuz as he says, it's the army. But very soon he should arrive on American soil! YIPPEE!
Decorating...gotta run! **kisskiss** Deb

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for inspiring comment on shoe!

Couture de Papier said...

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Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Shoes are....well..too much fun!!!
Will check your brothers blog--thanks for stopping by!

XXOO!!
Anne

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