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Happy Thanksgiving one and all. At least for some

Thursday, November 28, 2013

So after all the sad news about Cora, my husband got a call from his cousin's wife in Texas just outside of Dallas. She realized that no one had informed us that my DH Jeff's cousin Steven had killed himself at the end of Sept. Jeff was very close to Steven and his heart is broken. I met him only once in 1989 when we took a family vacation to OK to visit Jeff's family in Durant.
Another thing I never mentioned was my niece Jessica, her husband Jimmy had hanged himself around the same time up in the Catskills, although they had split up a while back they had never finalized proceedings. He was a troubled person, I only met him a couple of times. I feel very bad for my great nephews who were left without a father (they are in high school, 14 & 16 years old). He left nothing, no money, life insurance, very little SSI because he had his own business and didn't bother to pay into SSI like he could and should have. They are having a fund drive on FB for the kids.
So most of our family one way or another are very sad this year. I am still feeling pretty good but this week has been difficult to get out and about with my walks. I stood most of the day cooking today from 8am til almost 4:30pm when the last of the dinner dishes were done.
Took Phred our for a short walk, didn't get my steps in but seem very tired out.
We had a nice dinner (which I hadn't planned on cooking) but a friend of my husbands got a free 13+ pound turkey for free. Who can beat free? Except once I go out and buy all the food to make with it, along with pies. It sure doesn't seem too free to me? How about you all? Anyway was very good with carrots, red baby potatoes, corn on the cob, sweet yam casserole, stuffing casserole, home made cranberry's and whole wheat or whole grain biscuits (we had both) & gravy (but I didn't have any). Also we had olives, celery sticks with peanut butter and cranberry thin crackers from Nonnis. I baked two pies this morning pumpkin and Dutch Apple.

I am pretty beat from being on my feet all day. Wonder how much you lose from just taking a million small steps in your kitchen while cutting, cooking and cleaning up a dozen or more times. Wish the old ST would show that workout. lol
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_LINDA 11/29/2013 12:19AM

    So sorry to hear about your relative's losses :(
Thanksgiving is a lot of work, usually always for the woman. You certainly did a lot. Being in motion and on your feet all day does count for something -better than being on the recliner all day, scarfing munchies, watching the parade or games like the menfolk usually do ;-P
Hope your weather improves so you can get out and enjoy longer walks.
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JAXMOMMY 11/28/2013 11:35PM

    I got quite a few steps in by making multiple trips to the trash can, walking from 1 room to the other to put on tablecloths and set the table and all those chores! I will do things 1 at a time to get more steps in! Sounds like a deliscious dinner. I'm sorry for so many suicides connected to you and your husband! We've had a few around town lately too. So sad.

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JAMER123 11/28/2013 11:07PM

    Teri I am so sorry about your losses in your family. It brought to mind that mom found out yesterday that a very close cousin of hers had died in Sept. and she hadn't been called either. Mom called her brothers and they hadn't heard either. I speaks to the fragmenting families in these times. This makes for a sad yr. for you for sure. My heart goes out to all and prayers along with it! Blessings to you and Jeff.
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VEGIBIKER 11/28/2013 10:16PM

    So sorry for all your losses and tragedies. It's hard to understand - but makes us more grateful for those left with us. Praying for your comfort and peace through this holiday season.

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