Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THANKSGIVING EVE…

Thanksgiving Eve. Just after 4:30 and though it's still afternoon by the clock, twilight has already all but claimed the day.
The white ducks have gone to bed downstream. I can just see them in their favorite sleeping spot between a graveled shallows and the exposed roots of a leaning sycamore. Any minute now the Canada geese will come winging upstream, talking to one another, heading to wherever it is they bivouac for the night.
I've been busy all day—busy all week, in fact—writing, finishing up the baking, doing every bit of prep work I can before tomorrow's big feast. The cottage is redolent with good smells. In a few minutes I'll put the turkey in the brine for its overnight soak. After that, I intend to build a fire on the hearth, cut myself a thick slice of the banana-walnut bread I baked last evening, and perhaps indulge with a glass of blackberry wine while I watch the last of the light fade from the western sky.
Tomorrow will be a day of celebration. A time to gather round the table with family and friends—those who still hold you dear in spite of your many faults. We'll hold hands and say grace from our hearts, and perhaps we'll then take another few moments to reflect about all the many blessing that have come our way these past months…for we are indeed so very grateful. Then, amid much talk and lots of laughter, we'll share one of the best meals of the entire year.
I hope tomorrow is for you a day of joy and delight, of love and warmth, and that you laugh much and eat lots. From the riverbank to you…
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

32 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Griz!

giggles said...

And from me, right back to you..... Enjoy the celebration of the day.....

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

To you too, dear Scribe.

TheChicGeek said...

Oh, Scribe the scene you describe...heavenly....May I come over? Pleeeease...LOL :))

You are a truly blessed man.

What a wonderful picture you have placed in my mind. Enjoy your day tomorrow with all your loved ones! We all have so much to be thankful for, don't we? We just need to open our eyes to see it.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs :)
Kelly

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Our Canadian Thanksgiving was last month. I love President Obama's turkey story that hit the news. Traditions are grand~!

I, too, have had a busy week (volunteering!) and hope things will quiet down.

Bernie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends Grizz, I know of no one in blog land except perhaps Wanda who experience their blessings every day and share them with all of us......:-) Hugs

Deb said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Grizzled. :) I am thankful that you share your thoughts with the world.

Wanda said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Giggles…

Thank you! (Gobble, gobble.)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Lynne…

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynne.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Bonnie…

Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Gail said...

HI GRIZZ

"Happy Thanksgiving" to you my friend. I can smell the smells from your kitchen. The way you describe the intent of your day is divine - it is a day to celebrate, oh yes - and for gratitude - so much gratitude. You are amongst my gifts -

Love Gail
pece.....

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Kelly, aka CG…

You may.

I am.

We certainly do.

Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Jenn…

Yes, you Canadians feast early—but then, it was already winter there last month. No matter…Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Bernie…

I am blessed every days—and blessings are always best shared.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Deb…

I love sharing…and I'm glad you visit and read. Happy Northwoods Thanksgiving! (You're not eating one of those lovely swans, right?)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Wanda…

I know your table will be crowded! And the food will be awesome!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Gail…

I'm betting you'll have a wonderful feast and celebration, too as your recent blessings are great enough to fill any room with love and joy.

Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

KGMom said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Scribe.

Kelly said...

...thank you, Scribe...and I wish you the same!

Rowan said...

Happy Thanksgiving Scribe, I hope it is a warm, loving and laughter filled day for you and your family and friends. Wish I could join you for a glass of that blackberry wine and a slice of the banana walnut bread.
The cake and mincemeat recipes I use are a bit long and involved for posting and also probably covered by copyright but I can let you have them via e-mail if you are interested.

Jayne said...

And a happy Thanksgiving to you too Grizz. Your presence here is such a blessing to all who visit. :c)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Rowan…

You would certainly be most welcome.

Yes, I would like to see both if you don't mind sending them. My email address is always posted right below the "welcome" sidebar, but it is: macscribe@gmail.com

Thank you. And Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Jayne…

Thank you. You have a good feast today (yeah, I know, the diet!) and enjoy your day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Kelly…

Looks like another gray day here in Buckeyeland…but it is November, and the turkey and dressing will taste just as wonderful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

KGMom…

I bet you'll have a lively, lovely time of it today. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brenda said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Grizz! Enjoy your day!

Robin said...

Have a wonderful holiday, Griz!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Robin…

I will…and I REALLY will as soon as two late guests arrive and we can eat!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Brenda…

It's has already been good and we haven't yet had dinner—though the turkey awaits.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I trust you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Scribe - I could almost smell the baking smells here - and BTW I love that photo with the misty edges.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Weaver…

We have just now—three hours later after a high-noon start—gotten up from the table, cleared the dishes, and found our various comfortable corners and seats to await recovery. I'm building up the fire in the hearth, hence a quick detour into the workroom for this reply…and after that, I may not resurface for hours. But it has been a lovely, wonderful Thanksgiving.

There are a half-dozen of your favorite redbirds (cardinals) at the feeders right now. Wish you could see them.