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Things I’m thankful for, V

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Happy Sinkie Day! The day after Thanksgiving is oftentimes referred to as “Sinkie” day because many people eat leftovers (mmm turkey!) over the sink all day long. Unfortunately I am at work today … although after 3pm I’ll be listening to the Oregon State Beavers play the University of Oregon Ducks in our annual Civil War game. If we can win this game, we’ll be headed to the Rose Bowl for the first time in 44 years. Talk about excitement!

  1. my health – I live with chronic pain that may or may not have a spondyloarthropathy with fibromyalgia diagnosis (we’re working that out right now) but even though I have an invisible illness, things could be worse. I continue to pray that my health will be fully restored so that I can feel more like myself.
  2. my camera – right now I’m not using the best of cameras, but I have a machine to capture little moments of my life with. It works, and one day, LORD willing I’ll have a better piece of machinery in my hands.
  3. crackers – I like crackers a whole bunch. Saltines, Cheeze-it’s, Ritz, Oyster, VDog, I love ’em all.
  4. lotion – it makes my elbows and my knees smooth, and my hands soft. Unscented lotion is my favorite, but sometimes I can deal with the scents.
  5. the Bible – cliche to say it, but it’s my favorite book. I am working my way through it from beginning to end and am slowly getting through Judges. I love to learn things from this history book and seeing my Maker revealed in it is amazing.
  6. olives – black, green, purple, they are all fantastic. They’re even better when they’re stuffed full of cheese!
  7. The University of South Carolina‘s Arnold School of Public Health – headed there soon for an amazing graduate education experience … LORD-willing.

What are you thankful for?

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Things I’m thankful for, IV

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that this day greets you with your loved ones and lots of food. I will be at my parents house celebrating the giving of thanks with them. Unfortunately my sister had to work today so she won’t be joining us, but I’m sure she’ll be there in spirit.

Let us continue my list of things I’m thankful for.

  1. the ease of finding things to be thankful for – I’m finding these lists are easier to create than I thought they were going to me. I know I have a lot of things in my life to be thankful for, but the ease at which these entries come out of me surprises me.
  2. my church – at first I thought the size was going to overwhelm me (the young adult group has over 1,400 members … who show up every Friday night to worship GOD) but the connections I’ve made with people there have been amazing. Solid Rock encourages me to have a personal relationship with Christ instead of following a “religion”.
  3. my job – I work at a bank, and times could be very dangerous right now, but my bank is doing well and while my job isn’t my passion (oh how I love education and public health), I do well in my position and it pays the bills.
  4. Mexican food – beans, rice, enchiladas, tacos, nachos, tortilla soup, oh how that makes me hungry for my Thanksgiving dinner now.
  5. my Epson Stylus CX4600 printer/scanner/fax – it may be out of ink right now but I can still use it’s marvelous scanning ability to scan old family photographs for some amazingly good times.
  6. bras without wires – this may fall into the “too much information” category, but I’ve recently learned the magic of super-comfortable bras and am totally loving ’em!
  7. straws – they make drinking things more fun. Hey, it’s the little things sometimes.

What are you thankful for?

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Honesty is good for the soul

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I am sick of posting recipes! There. I said it. Hah! Food is good, but it was getting a little old to me! I cooked some of the stuff I shared, but really the month felt like it was nothing.

This week I’m changing things up.

Monday through Friday of this week I will be posting at least five things (each day) that I am thankful for. I’d love for you to either join me by doing it on your own blog, or by sharing something in the comments here.

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together on the internet by being honest about all the blessings we have in our lives! There may be a prize involved if I can get some participants! Leave me a note here if you’re thinking about participating and I’ll be sure to get a prize for someone!

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Grilled Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner @ Peter's
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* 1 turkey, thawed
* 2 apples
* 4 plums
* 1/4 tsp sage
* 1/4 tsp garlic powder
* 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
* 2 oz tequila (or preferred spirit)
* One piece of cheesecloth large enough to hold fruit misture

Boil turkey in a large pot of water for approximately 2 hours (you may add sage and garlic for additional flavor).
While turkey is boiling mash the apples, plums, spices and tequila and let set for one hour at room temperature.
Wrap fruit mixture in cheesecloth and tie the opening tightly.
After turkey has boiled for two hours, remove from pan and stuff the spice bag into the turkey cavity.
Wrap turkey in aluminum foil and place on the grill for about one hour or until done (varies based on size of turkey).
The spices bake all through the turkey and it remains very moist.

Notes: This is a wonderful Thanksgiving day meal, it may sound complicated but, it’s actually a very easy way to fix a turkey.

Recipe courtesy of Better Recipes

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