On This Very Last Day of November…

Hello! It’s been several days since I last posted… Hopefully, you all had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was nice. I celebrated with my mom and one of my sisters and her husband. Plus, Mom’s two love birds, who feasted on millet. ; )

We mixed the traditional with new recipes this year. So, besides our family’s good ol’ standbys of turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, green beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese (my “turkey”), and cornbread — and, of course, dessert, which was pumpkin cheesecake this year — my sister made a roasted carrot dish with oranges and roasted Brussels sprouts. And now I finally like those little round things. ; ) Brussels sprouts used to be on the same list as black-eyed peas to me. I’m a vegetarian, but never liked those two… But roasting made all the difference. I’ll have to get the recipe and share it, but I know it had cranberries and nuts. Great-tasting combination. (Oh! And I found out how to make black-eyed peas more palatable — but will share that around New Year’s. ; ) So I guess second chances, in some cases, are worth it after all. Ha!

On this very last day of November, during these days of giving thanks, I’m grateful for everything God’s blessed me with, and everything He’s allowed. That last part is not easy to write. But I know that somehow He is working everything out for good, just like He promises. I think we’ll all be able to look back and see how certain events that were out of our control were used to guide us to where we needed to be, on the inside and outside…

Well, it’s late, and I’m tired again, and don’t want to be too philosophical this evening. If I weren’t so sleepy, I’d watch a comedy. I’m drained after watching the “Lord of the Rings” marathon on Encore over the weekend. Not drained in a bad way; I absolutely love those films… But drained as they really brought the tears this time in several places and because I feel each one of us is a little “Frodo” … on a journey of epic proportions… I think I might write a blog entry about that at some point… But for now, I need sleep and a comedy. Or a comedy in my sleep. What a fun dream that would be!

Good night, you all… Sweet dreams… And see you in December… ; )