Monday, November 29, 2010

Miscellany Monday

I decided on Thanksgiving this year that I never fully appreciated all the times that I  put my feet under my Mom's or MIL's table during the holidays.  I now know firsthand what work goes into the preparation for such a meal and it starts at least a week beforehand.  So, ladies, if you've never yet hosted Thanksgiving at your house and done most or all of the cooking, you'd better enjoy. Sooner or later the torch will likely be passed on to you.
Yours truly carving the turkey ~ not exactly a fun job
Our Thanksgiving table
I was most concerned about my dressing (it was only the 3rd time I've ever made it in my life) but it seemed to be a hit. Hubby said to remember exactly what I did because it was just right. So, I took that as a supreme compliment because his Momma made the best dressing I've ever eaten.

But, more importantly than good food is giving thanks for God's bountiful blessings and celebrating family. 

Does this look like he might have been "caught in the act?" You bet it does!  While I wasn't looking, Clancy took this opportunity to find the step stool, climb up on it and check out all that was taking place on the kitchen island.  It was the bag of marshmallows that  caught his eye  and needless to say, he got a little cupful and he was happy. This was Thanksgiving morning and he was CiCi's helper in the kitchen. ~smile~


Speaking of helper, I decided that I needed to plant a few more pansies this week and Clancy helped me with that as well.  Really, all he was interested in doing was digging in the dirt. Just a typical little boy, the more dirt he can get into, the better he likes it.  His wagon served as a great way for us to transport the pansies to the back flower beds. Gotta love little red wagons!

I don't know how many of you are married to deer hunters or even know much about it but my Hubby has been hunting for 53 years and has loved every minute of it.  He has killed somewhere between 150 and 200 deer during that time, but he got the big ONE on Thanksgiving morning.  Yes, below
 you are looking at a 10 point, 218 pound buck. The biggest of his hunting career.  Ask me if he was a "happy hunter" and my answer would be YES!!! See that smile on his face.

I've racked my brain trying to remember whose blog I found this neat website off of, but the ole brain has failed me and I just cannot remember.  And, it was no more than 3 days ago.  But, it is the neatest and for all your creative folks out there, you will love it.  I won't try to explain it, just go and see for yourself.  Click here and see how you can make word clouds.   Soooooooooooo cool!     

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of my Mom's untimely death. If you have not read my blog entry from Saturday (the one prior to this one), I invite you to read it as I shared from my heart remembering that day in 2008.

As always we all love our Carissa and Miscellany Monday. If you want to read more randomness, just click here and enjoy the fun.  And, blessings to each of you as we begin preparation for this Christmas season.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Oh I love this...I started hosting and being totally responsible for Thanksgiving lunch at the beginning of our only about three times in the last 30 years I wasn't hosting it...and I do know!!! I wonder why God couldn't have given me some more girls to help out...LOL

    Love the grandson, how precious!!
    Love the dad was a hunter and my son went hunting this past weekend...I remember those deers

    Blessings on today and walking through your loss.

  2. These are always my favorite posts. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. So happy for you and your family! Congrats on the yummy dressing, you're making my mouth water :)

    Praying for you on this hard anniversary. I can't imagine how hard it has been for you, but I'm praying for God's strength and peace to be with you. Blessed by you and your blog :)

  3. Clancy is too cute!!! Check out my blog today :)))

  4. I did read/cry through your post about your mom this weekend ~ such a sweet testimony of your love for her!

    And this is the first year in several that I have NOT hosted a Thanksgiving dinner =) I am thankful!

  5. Thinking of you today my friend. Praying for you!

  6. Lea, you know I think you're beautiful inside and out, but when I saw this picture of you carving a turkey while wearing this beautiful sweater and no apron, and then looking completely put together while gardening, I became convinced that you must step out of bed looking like a million bucks! Here I sit in my leggings, flannel night shirt, crocs, and a ponytail in my hair! ~ You are a joy to know Lea. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. I know how you felt.
    It's funny-
    when you look at the individual recipes, the Thanksgiving meal isn't hard-but when you put it all together when the expectations-
    Wow! It changes.

    Enjoyed visiting-
    I am a new follower.

    White Spray Paint

  8. Lea, your home looks so warm and welcoming, just like your blog! And Clancy is adorable.

    I read your moving description of your mom's passing, and tears came into my eyes. I was thinking of my beloved dad's homegoing in 2004, and also of how much I love my own mother, and how hard it would be to go on without her.

    Your life of loving, caring and even being a light on the internet is a tribute to her. Blessings!

  9. YEA!!! For the 10 pointer! How awesome is that! My husband unfortunately didn't get anything this year. Next year I am planning on going out with him. I went out with him this year and I enjoyed it. Next year I wanna get in on the action.

    As for hosting Thanksgiving. I have done it for the past 5 years. It's a lot of work, but it's nice to get together with family.

    I loved the table setting you did. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    have a blessed week!


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