Thursday, November 28, 2013

And In The End The Love You Take


Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I'm so grateful to have each and everyone of you in my life. I am blessed to be a part of this vital community, where people listen, deliver action suggestions, make me laugh, make me cry, share their greatest heartaches and biggest triumphs. Oh and their best recipes.

I'm grateful I am not in the midst of peeling potatoes and slicing red cabbage, wrestling with a turkey and cleaning the house, all at the same time.

Gus and Lucy are out hunting and enjoying a frigid, yet sunny day.

The rains have gone elsewhere, all the centerpieces made and resting on others tables.

Today the florists put down their clippers and smell their own roses.


I've cosied up my house for the cold nights ahead. Oriental rugs flung down ( not carried) from the attic, pillow cases switched out to paisleys and faux fur.

My day stretches ahead of me. I have brussell sprouts to cook with pancetta and golden raisins, cats to let in and out, football at 12:30 and than a dinner date with Mr. Bebe and family.

I hope you are all enjoying this day as much as I am, that your dinner is delicious and your day filled with  love and gratitude for all that we have, for who we are and who we might yet become.

xo Jane



30 comments:

  1. Thank you, dear Jane, for sharing your small but charming self, your warmth and wit, flowers and kitties, ups and down, food and friendship. For keeping it real and good. For clementines among the flowers. xo, Jen

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  2. Hi Jane,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you. I am grateful for your friendship. I have learned a lot from you. Thank you. Keep your chin up, dive into your new Thanksgiving activity, concentrate on finding good things because they are around you waiting for you to discover them. I want to hear all about your Thanksgiving Day activities next week. XO, Christa

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    1. I will still be digesting next week!

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  3. That was beautifully stated Jane...I wish you the best and lots of happiness to come your way. xo

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  4. Reading all gratitude posts for today and saved yours for last 'cause it's always the best!

    I'm grateful for the scallops waiting in the fridge, to be done with Thanksgiving flowers, although orange will figure prominently for the Holiday season I think ( see Miss Pickering for inspiration).

    Grateful for time alone in the house with Addie Mae and for never being bored.

    Grateful for the good friends I do have - since I don't take time to cultivate new ones.

    And grateful for you Jane and every inspiring post of yours I read. Happy thanksgiving!

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    1. And then it turns out Jen's was the best!

      Grateful you had time for one new friend :-)

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  5. A Happy Thanksgiving to you Jane! What a pretty (and original) bouquet!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Madelief. You can always go crazy on your own flowers!

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  6. I note, with a smile, that rugs were "flung." How's that shoulder? Probably grateful you didn't carry the darn' things down.
    Enjoy!

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    1. Maybe "dumped" would be more apt. Shoulder grateful for that.

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  7. Dear Flower Jane,
    Right backatcha! You are the best and we are all so lucky to have you in our cyber-lives. Thanks for the flower photos and I too, loved the line about flinging down the rugs! As they say in
    UK, "Blessings upon your beautiful head."

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    1. p.s.,
      sign me,
      Peace be with you,
      Diane in Denver

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    2. Thanks Diane, I can use all the blessings you can fling at me:-)

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  8. I am a new Reader. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  9. Sending best love and thanksgiving cheer to you from Blighty! Xx

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  10. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. The Brussels sprouts sound interesting; I'd love a review of that combination. Trying to figure out why you're a Detroit fan?

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    1. I grew up in Michigan. I didn't know how much my heart was with the Lions until the played the Skins this year and I was rooting for them to win.

      The heart will always tell.

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  11. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your extended family and friends. My best friend from childhood and her daughters were our guests, someone I haven't seen in 30 years, you have no idea how grateful I am for that. Old friends and newer ones, like you and all the virtual community arfe priceless.

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  12. Happy post Thanksgiving Day! What a beautiful arrangement. Stay warm and cozy and hug the kitties!

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  13. Dear Jane... I hope that you are basking in the glow of precious Thanksgiving memories. You are so kind to share bits of your world with us.. To warm our hearts, bring a giggle or two, the antics of your lovely Lucy and handsome Gus, as well as remind us of our connections to each other and our humanity. Now seriously, a Lions fan????

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    1. Seriously......Once a Michigander, always a Michigander.

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  14. Know I'm late (can't comment from my (*&%&&*() tablet!) but hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It's been a remarkable year with lots of changes - good and bad - but your strength always shines thru. Lots of love headed your way. xoxo

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  15. What a lovely wish for us all - and same to you, pet! x

    PS I'm grateful not to be wrestling with a turkey either. And I won't wrestle one at Christmas either....

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  16. Yes. All kinds of thanks, and best wishes to you. I was thrilled not to cook this year too:).

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  17. The flowers are lovely, the colours are warm, the feelings expressed are warm and when I read your posts I always think that with your attitude to life everything will work out well. So I'm sending you love and good wishes from across the pond.

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  18. And I am thankful for you and all of the smiles you bring so many of us, dear Jane. Thank you.

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