Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Well, the day is near and there is much to do. My son will be with me for his monthly home visit and that is always a joy. He is such a big help around the house. He helps me walk Sheba, empty the trash, make his bed, and tells me he loves me and wants to marry me (but he knows he can't because it is against the law...loving wink and smile). My son has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic disorder causing autism and mental retardation. That doesn't stop him from watching football and mixing it up with the guys in the family.

My daughter and her clan will be with us. She is now the mother of two. Her impression of me as a mother has changed since the kids were born. Hmmm, nice to be on the receiving end of her love and appreciation. We are quite close and I see her and the grandchildren often. Lately, my grandson (2 1/2 years old) has given up Barney for Beyonce. This kid is gonna be quite the heart breaker, sooner than later it seems.

We will be at my 91 year old (I love bragging about her age) mother's apartment for the big feast. There will be 14 adults and 8 great grandchildren. Always the organizer, I made part of the dinner (at my home) and will take it to mom's place on Thursday. The other part of the dinner was bought at Giant Supermarket where they will cook a turkey, do stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, gravy, and a pumpkin pie all for a reasonable price. Now that's my kind of entertaining! Mom insists on making her famous yam and marshmellow casserole. I will see to it that the wine is plentiful.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

15 comments:

Missie said...

If you don't leave an entry again before Thursday, have a great Thanksgiving with your family.

Beth said...

Have a great time with all of your family, Karen! Enjoy!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wow, what a get together. Enjoy the generations while you can.

Tracy said...

hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family! hugs

Rose said...

Wow, Mom 91 years old...I toast my glass of wine to her.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sounds like you have plenty to be thankful for.

Hugs, Rose

Lucy said...

Have a wonderful time with your family, Karen. Your son sounds like a delightful person and you can enjoy him. Your mother makes me feel young. Photobucket finally decided to let me have access to my pictures. Stop by when you have time. Love having you. Sheba is a a beauty. What breed is she? Lucy

Alice said...

Hi Karen. Smart way to go with the bought turkey and fixings. I get that honor:( Here's to your grandma!! :)......

Alice said...

Uh oh. That's your mother who is 91. Somehow I keep thinking your grand mother cause you look so darned young :).....

Lucy said...

HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
Lucy

Joyce said...

Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I did.
Hugs, Joyce

Ora said...

Hi Karen...thanks for the award..I have learned to tag and snag quite yet..but will...I had received it from another too...but had not read your blog as yet..so happy to get it again LOL...and what a day with your Mother...91...awesome is all I can say...enjoy to the fullest...God Bless...hugs from Ora in KY

Nancy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! What a cute pic of those animals!

Nice to be with family I bet.

Nancy

Kelly said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving there. We had a good one ourselves here. :) Kelly

Lucy said...

I hope you are feeling a lot more comfortable.
Lucy

Lucy said...

Hope the fibro has let up. I put my little red haired graphic Terry Ann made me when I was journaling as my Pic at the moment. It says Lucy, but it is so faint. Will be talking to you. Lucy