Photo Essay – Thankful

I was about to write about how I'm roasting a turkey breast, which was an impulse decision this morning while I was at the grocery store just picking up basic things we were running low on, like coffee, milk, and cat litter. 

I was walking through the produce section, in search of mushrooms (to saute tonight and serve on the burgers we're having…mmmm…and caramelized onions, too…….mmmmmm), and I saw something – which I will refer to as "Ingredient X" now, because it was that item – not even an ingredient, really, no, it was an item.  so – Item X.  Anyway, I saw it and suddenly an idea popped into my head about something fun to do with Thanksgiving leftovers.  Hopefully nobody out there is reading my mind so they can post it first.  I should have studied harder at Occlumency.


Anyway.  So now I'm roasting a turkey breast.  We're having Thankgsiving at my Mom's, so the turkey will be there, and there's no telling how much (if any) will be available for people to take home (under false protest).  I need to have PLENTY, I tell you!

But I'm getting way off track here.

I was about to type all that, plus some other babbling stuff, and then I just stopped (sometimes the voices in my mind are very adamant about things) and got my camera, and started prowling around the house, taking pictures.

Of what?  Well…of my life.  My life right at this moment.  Or these moments.  This afternoon.  Now, while there's an impromtu turkey breast in the oven and Pilgrim cake (I'll explain that in another post) cooling nearby, and paper slurry in bowls here and there, and little papery things drying out in the other room…

And so, without further chatter, I give you these images.

I could ramble on and on about each one, about WHY it was included, what's in the picture that means something to me, WHY I'm grateful, thankful, about whatever IT is…

But I'm not going to.

I don't need to explain it all, I think. 

I believe you, my fabulous, awesome readers out there, all over the planet, I believe you will understand.


Thank you, all of you, for following along here. 


8 thoughts on “Photo Essay – Thankful

  1. Really, really good photos and look! A photo of you! Well, almost.

    I’m so hungry for turkey! I wish it were already time!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving everyone over there Stateside!

    We don’t have Thanksgiving proper, but I am taking this opportunity to thank all my US friends, both flesh and virtual,for being such fun 🙂

  3. Great photos, Jayne. No pets here, but the stacks of books and toys and artwork look a lot like the stuff (aka mess) around here. =) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. You do have a lot to be thankful for, but two Kitchenaid mixers? I’d be thankful for just one. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

  5. That was a lovely photo essay and finally! A picture of you! 🙂

    It’s bizzare with Amy’s and having dreams about you – (I’m backtracking a bit and catching up on blog posts) because a while back I had a dream about you and your family and my name happens to be Amy as well.

    I happened to be nearby for a football game and you mentioned something about going to a festival in the same town. I made mention that Garry and I would be there and we could meet up and have lunch or something.

    Funny though, in my dream you definitely were the same person in your picture.

    Anyway, it was a fun festival day. Julia and Alex wanted nothing more than to eat a huge disc of fried dough and they had little wooden swords and Garry pretended to be a dragon and they chased him around everywhere pretending to be knights – and Julia had big fairy wings on. Maybe there’s a Fairy Festival or a Renaissance Faire near you? We have a Fairy Festival in Binghamton – it is a LOT of fun.

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