Thankful Thursday:) HAPPY THANKSGIVING

27 Nov

Today, I am thankful for so many things

The  sun in the morning, and the warmth that it brings
The grey clouds of autumn with its fresh gentle rain 

The laughter of a children that your heart can’t explain

Holding hands before dinner, bowing heads in a prayer

Most important of all, is the love that we share.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today I am thankful for so many things, health, family, friends, phone calls, and texts of well wishes for a happy Thanksgiving. At first, I was going to just stay home alone today and mope. I said, “It’s just another day.” But, I was invited by a couple of different friends, and I told them, “Thanksgiving is for families.” My family was broken and my loved ones far away. I wasn’t feeling very festive. Too many memories of family holidays that will never be the same. 

Then last night, I was up till almost 2am painting and working on ornaments, and I checked my Facebook page before bed. My dear friend Sherri Murphy posted a picture of her homemade place cards for her dinner table, and she said, ” And I made one for Toni and I hope she will come and join us.” Well, after I wiped away the tears, I replied, “Guess who’s coming for dinner?”

  
I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends who have become my family. For this I am truly thankful.

  
Sherri and Michael Murphy, on the far right, have shared their home and their hearts with me for many years. I love you guys!

Oh yes, if I was going to go to dinner, of course, I would have to bake some of my famous brownies and make a funny face before mixing. I had to contemplate a long time to think of a way to make a turkey funny face in my brownie mix, as per my tradition. Here’s what I came up with.

  
I thought it was pretty cute. Weird, but cute. They always taste delicious after I get done being goofy.

  

   
   

3 Responses to “Thankful Thursday:) HAPPY THANKSGIVING”

  1. GP Cox November 27, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • toniandrukaitis November 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

      Thank you so much. I hope you have a great weekend too. Christmas is just around the corner. How did that happen?

      • GP Cox November 28, 2015 at 10:05 am #

        It goes by so fast, I should just leave the decorations up all year!!

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