Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thoughts on Thanksgiving and a Quote from Ferris Bueller

This time tomorrow the turkey will be roasting in the oven and I'll be buzzing around the house doing who knows what.

Thanksgiving dinner is at my sister Kathleen's, but I'm making a turkey so we will have plenty of leftovers at our house. Plus, turkey is good for you, right? It's all those extras like dressing and gravy and marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes, and green-bean casserole, oh and the pies that pack on the pounds. The stuff I really like.

So, since no doubt, I won't be able to post tomorrow, I want to take time today to wish all of you a happy, safe, and joyful Thanksgiving Day. When I count the many blessings I've received this year, I count you among those gifts for which I am thankful.

If you're one of my blog followers, someone I've interviewed, someone whose book I have reviewed, a long-time reader, a first-time visitor, a blogging buddy, or a writing friend, I am grateful our paths have crossed and wish you many blessings.

Oh, and please if you have a slice of pie or cake or anything else scrumptious tomorrow, I hope you savor every bite.

If our family tradition at Kathleen's holds, we might even watch Ferris Bueller, one of the Duly Clan's all-time-favorite holiday flicks.

So, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Ferris, "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."



  1. It sounds like a good holiday for and loved ones! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. You're food line up sounds a lot like mine, right down to the sweet potato casserole. LOL Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks. Back at ya, girl!

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. My mouth is watering already.


  4. Grateful for you too and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Ooops, forgot to say I loved the Ferris quote!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Donna. I appreciate your friendship.

  7. Donna--I don't know you well, and you probably don't know it, but I really admire you. Your talent, the grace you lead your life with, your sense of humor...(Don't say, "Aw shucks." It's all true!)

    Have a great holiday. Have just a spoonful (or two) of the "dangerous" dishes and whatever you eat, savor and enjoy it.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Donna!

  9. Hi Lynn,
    Thanks. Ferris is one of a kind.

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks, and back at ya!

    Hi Sioux,
    You are so sweet. I admire you for, too, for overcoming adversity, being a teacher, and for rescuing dogs while keeping a sense of humor.

    Hi Berta,
    Thanks. Hope you have fun in South Carolina.


  10. My son made it home from school late last night and we are drinking up every moment till he pulls back out of the drive on Sunday. Enjoy all your food and the movie. Blessings to you and yours!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Donna! I love Ferris, but never watched it on a holiday. That's a cool tradition!

  12. Mark and the Boys are watching Ferris Bueller right now. It is one of their all-time favorites! Hope your Turkey Day is wonderful!

  13. Great quote, Donna. I'm thankful for you, too. :)

  14. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Donna! Sending blessings right back at you!

    Critter Alley


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