Thursday, November 24, 2011

I Like To Be In America

In a minute I keep promising myself.  I'll get moving in just a minute.  Empty the coat rack for guests.  Get out the tablecloth and napkins and put them where GG can find them.  I'm a terrible ironer.

Clear the piles of papers and computers off the table and get down more chairs from the attic. Chop vegetables for the dressing, peel the potatoes, chill the champagne, last minute grocery list, what am I going to wear today?


But right this minute the house is full of sleeping females, the sun is shining brightly, my latte is iced, the flowers are done and the turkey has been wrestled into submission, cut in two halves and in resting comfortable in its marinade.




It's beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude, family, friends and feasting.

And I am most grateful for the virtual appearance of all of you in my life.  You make me laugh and cry, you've got my back, you've shared recipes, gardening advice, flowers in your homes, your hearts and your souls.

Americans get sappy on Thanksgiving. Wherever you live, what ever your day holds, whatever you're eating, let's remember to be grateful for the food on our tables.  Hell, for the fact we're living under a roof and have a table, and a computer and each other.


Minute's up, I'm off.   xo jane

28 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...enjoy your lovely dinner with your family.

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  2. That is one bountiful centerpiece ...perfect for your bountiful life!
    Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

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  3. Love your persimmon-pepper arrangement. I've never seen anyone do that with their turkey. Do you grill it?

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  4. Good Morning!
    Those are all wonderful things to be thankful for...thank you for all the things you have shared with us.

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving!!! xo

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  5. Happy, happy thanksgiving to you and GG and all who are under your roof today and tonight. xx

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  6. I`ve never seen that done to a turkey either, what`s the deal?

    Enjoy!

    S
    xo

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  7. Thank you ladies and gentleman! We learned the turkey trick from our Bolivian coworkers. Cut it in half, place in a marinade of your choice overnight, then dry it off and roast it at your usual temperatures for 1/2 the usual time. The breast stays moist, the skin is crackling good and it's very easy to carve.

    We've alternated this method every other year with GG's German turkey. Win, win at our house!

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  8. Jane,

    Happy Thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog so very much. A big hug to you and GG and the sweet lab and kitty.

    Have a beautiful day.

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  9. Have a wonderful thanksgiving, best love to you and your lovely tribe. x

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving from me too, have a wonderful meal together and enjoy the company.

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  11. We are lucky. I am grateful. Enjoy today!

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Jane ~ love the photos : ) Best~ Robyn xo

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  13. Jane, Happy Thanksgiving! Your flowers are beautiful. I love the peppers and persimmons. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Jane, I am wishing you a most blessed day with all that makes your heart sing...Happy Thanksgiving friend. xo

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  15. Dear Jane

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours .. and the two four-legged members of your family. Love your humour and insights that make up your special blog which I found via 66squarefeet. Thank you from Pam in Johannesburg.

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  16. Your flower, etc. arrangement made me a little weak in the knees. Thanksgiving really is the best of our holidays, I think. Or it seems to bring out the best in people. Family, friends, food, and football--the perfect day for me. So glad I found you, my friend.

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  17. I forgot to put flowers on my list. I did make a nice little arrangement, inspired by my flower blog friends. Maybe I'll take a picture later.

    Flowers, family, friends, food, football!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving from the old country.

    Louise x

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your chlann on the other side of the pond..Sinead x

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  20. Hope it was a wonderful day for all. xoxo

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  21. Hi Jane,
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  22. Lovely thoughts and flowers! we love you right back!

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  23. Hope you had a feast full of sweet and sappy deliciousness. (I think we're like the bees that way, drawn to the sweet things that will sustain us.)

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  24. Hope you had a lovely day, sounds like it was shaping up that way. And we might as well take advantage of the one day where we have an excuse to be sappy to the max!

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  25. And that there was pink, there, on your Thanksgiving table, only made this all the better. So nice to have met you Flwrjane:).

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  26. i just came over to wish you a happy turkey.

    i see you already had one.

    xxx

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  27. I like to be in America too!
    Also, I hate to iron.
    I think we have a lot in common.

    I have enjoyed catching up on your posts -- seeing your gorgeous arrangements and hearing all about your hard won successes!
    Camille

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  28. Did you have an amazing time? Can you stop giving thanks now and give us more tales and pictures.

    Thanks ever so
    xx

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