|close up of my Johnson Bros. turkey platter|
To all my family and friends in these United States, I wish you a most happy and delicious Thanksgiving 2014.
I am, truly, thankful for each of you. Family and Friends....such simple words, so fraught with emotion. I am blessed. I have wonderful people in my life, both blood relatives and those I have chosen as family because they live in my heart. I have love and happiness and health and fun. I get to create with paint and paper, needle and thread, and I am always thrilled to cook and bake and preserve.
I am grateful. And I am awed by the bounty in my life. Thank you, everyone, for these precious and bountiful blessings.
Grace by Mary Oliver
I don't want you to just sit down at the table.
I don't want you to just eat and be content.
I want you to walk out into the fields
Where the water is shining and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there far from this white tablecloth.
I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing.
|last jar of last year's stash of spice cranberries....I have made the 2014 batches!|