Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy T-Day!

Tomorrow is T-Day (Thanksgiving Day)....It's a really big day here in the U.S. as that's when everyone gets to sit down to a huge meal, stuff themselves, and not feel bad about it.   Actually, it's a day of thanks and I know I have so much to be thankful for.

I'm not real sure about this day at all.....You make at least three trips to the grocery store buying everything you can get your hands on because you don't know if you'll need it or not, clean house for several days when you know it's just going to get dirty again, begin cooking no later than Tuesday, and then try to find room in the frig for all this stuff.

Ok, the big T-Day is finally here..........you're already exhausted from all the prep for this day but you wake up EARLY and get the bird in the oven, spend all morning finishing up the cooking, and welcome your family or guests.  You sit down to this HUGE meal that would probably feed three times as many guests as you have - spend 30 minutes eating - and then spend the next three days washing dishes, trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers,  and cleaning up the house again!  Surely this can't be FUN!  But, somehow it always is!

We're actually having our Thanksgiving on Friday this year.  So tomorrow, I guess Jim and I will just have a hot dog and not worry about it!  On Friday, we only have 8 coming for the BIG MEAL which is very nice as we usually have between 15 and 20.  Jim always fries our turkey, but won't be able to this year and I'll miss that....but think we're doing what this card says and just have ham!


Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not.....I hope you have a wonderful day.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Belli Challenges (Thanksgiving), The Stamping Boutique (Thanksgiving), and  the challenge  at Sassy Cheryl's (Anything Goes).

I'm going to take a few days off here and won't be back around until Monday - but will try to pop in to visit your blog this weekend sometime.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

36 comments:

Tammy said...

Yup, you've pretty much summed up the day, but its a great day when you get to go to someone else's house to eat! Love your card Lynn, and I know the turkey holding the sign appreciates you having ham. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Sharon said...

A nice tradition you have there in the States Lynn. Our BIG celebration/meal/visiting family/being thankful and grateful for our many blessings is on Christmas Day. We prepare our meat and puds the day before and then on Christmas morning we just do the rice/potatoes/veggies etc. Takes forever to prepare and 30 minutes to polish it off. Then we go for a nice kip in the afternoon, so that we can start all over again that evening, getting tucked into the leftovers... Love your card and I think Gammon and Cornish Hen is on our Menu card. hugs Sharon x

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,

That made me laugh... I know how big Thanksgiving is out there. So happy thanksgiving and eating ham. Lol.

This card is so rustic love the distress and the sanded look of the paper.

Hope DH is in good spirits. I have been remembering him in my prayers.

Hugs and have lots of fun eating, drinking and being merry,

Monica

Vicky Hayes said...

It tends to be the same at Christmas in the UK Lynn - people buying food that they couldn't hope to get through in a month of Sundays! A few years ago we made the decision to plan menus and buy only what we needed and guess what? The world didn't end!!! Your turkey card is brilliant - you couldn't eat a turkey that looked at you like that!

maryr917 said...

cute turkdy image-love the sign he is holding-happy thanksgiving Lynn-enjoy your Friday meal

Anne Temple said...

He's so cute and I love that background paper. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card Lynn, I like the image :o) Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
Kevin xx

Linda said...

Love the Image and that sign is fabulous too! Well Lynn I wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a fab time with your guests.

Lots of Hugs
Linda xxxxx

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Lynn! Delightful turkey. I'm not in charge of the hosting or cooking this year so am going to really enjoy the whole Thanksgiving celebration. I will do my part in clean up afterward and bring home some of the leftovers (also doing my part!) Happy T-Day, my friend.

Sassy Cheryl said...

Days of preparation and it's over in 30 minutes! How's that for a holiday. LOL
You're right though, we all have so much to be thankful for and it's great to get together with family and friends....and STUFF ourselves.
Love your card. So stinkin' cute. And I love the expression on his face. Funny! We actually have both ham and turkey, so he's out of luck!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's ANYTHING GOES challenge this week.

Shirley said...

Too too cute for words, lady~! Same to you too, my friend!

Shirley said...

I love love love him and his sentiment! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Marlene said...

Heehee, cute card! Thanks for the giggle!

Wanted to stop by and also thank you for the birthday wishes! Happy Thanksgiving, too!

JACKIE M said...

Great fun card.

Thnaks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is soo Adorable Lynn! Your Little Turkey Just makes me smile! 8-) I know exactly what you mean, so much preparation and it seams to be over way to fast and then there's even more preparation and clean up afterwards.. But it's always So Enjoyable.. 8-) Hope Your Turkey Day is Wonderful Lynn! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Anne Marie said...

Lynn, as I JUST got home from my 3rd trip to the grocery store today....your post makes me smile! Ah, this dinner...I am starting to think the sides are going to upstage the turkey simple because there are SO many of them. Lol! Your card is great! That poor little guy with his pleading eyes. Kind of makes you sad to eat turkey, huh? :(

Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving! Big hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow while I am stuffing myself- enjoy your hot dog! I know you will....! Your card is fabulous- love the stitching and great coloring on your Turkey!

Laura said...

Lynn, What a cute image,Love It!!! Im thankful to have met you. You put a smile on my face everytime I come and visit your blogs. And Im thankful for that.Thanks Lynn.

Miss Amber said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynn! Hope you're having fun :)
Cute card, by the way!

xGemmax said...

Fantastic card hun & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Karen Howard said...

We are headed to my mother-in-laws today but always help prep and clean up as much as possible to lighten her load. Everyone brings something too. Have to get to playing cards you know, LOL!!! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Hugs, Karen

Karen Howard said...

Got to yacking and forgot to say that I love your card!!! Hugs, Karen

Kathy and Lucky said...

I have decided you need to write a book, like Erma Bombeck, your humor is so much fun to read and so spot on :) Your card is adorable and I love the sentiment. Have a great holiday and enjoy your dinner, just pretend the turkey is fried.

MiamiKel said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lynn! I hope your day is wonderful and filled with blessings abundant. Your card is PERFECT!! x0x0

Margaret said...

Still smiling at your recap of Thanksgiving prep! It is funny that we go through all of that and it's still my favorite holiday!!
Your turkey is so sweet with that anxious expression on his face! I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

E.T. said...

I always like what you write and enjoy it very much. Hope you guys had a great one. Lovely card and a cute image, I love that you used blue instead of the typical fall palette.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Lynn now that was a good laugh. I hear ya! This year my mom had it so I didn't have to! lol I hope you guys have a wonderful day!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I'm also taking a few days off. We deserve it. You dscribed T-Day week perfectly. My grandmother used to tell me to clean after, never before, because no one will even notice if it is clean or not. Well I hope your day went fine today and I hope you enjoyed your hot dogs yesterday. We had 9 yesterday but you might think I was haven 50 for the food I prepared, just like you said. Enjoy your weekend and we'll talk next week.
Hugs,Donna

Ginny said...

LOVE this one..hope you had a wonderful day :)

Cathy said...

Great card, love the colors, coloring and sentiment. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

Miranda said...

gorgeous and funny card Lynn but I think I would have changed the sentiment in EAT VEGRETABLES being a veggie myself LOL
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
TSB DT

Carol L said...

I'm cracking up at your take on the Thanksgiving holiday! Where did those traditions begin anyway? I did learn to do things on a small scale since it's just the two of us, but where can I find a 5-lb turkey? LOL
I'm glad you're enjoying your extended weekend! Make it a great one!

Carol L said...

I forgot to tell you how cute the card is! I completely forgot I have this stamp too :) I love the blue background and great coloring!

Julia said...

Lovely card1 Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

Marilyn said...

Great card Lynn and funny! I'm sure the turkeys are lovin you!

Joan Ervin said...

You described my week exactly, Lynn....we only had 7 this yeas so why did I work like we were having 30...go figure!!! Your card is adorable...such a cute image!! I made a turkey real happy this year cause we had ham...LOL!!