Friday, November 18, 2011

~~~~~~~~PLANNING THANKSGIVING~~~~~~~~ and Some Cleaning and Scrubbing

~ROSY APPLE PIE~
(A Sweet Treat from Last Year)

Thanksgiving is only a few days away...can you believe it?

Last year my family and I had such a wonderful time celebrating Turkey Day and truthfully I'm hoping this year's gathering is equally as wonderful!  A friend from our college days drove out to spend a few days with us in 2010 and it was exciting to see him again after 30 plus years.  We eagerly extended "Mr. D" (as we've come to call him) an open invitation to join our family for the holidays anytime he felt he could make the long drive from Arizona.  Well...we found out last night our old friend will be with us again this year for Thanksgiving!
~MISS K and her UNCLE D~
(Friends for Life)

So now...can you imagine what I'm doing????

Having guests for dinner is one thing...but having a guest who is SLEEPING AT YOUR HOME is another! :)  That means along with the studio work and the packing and shipping of product I'm TRYING to clean my home.  I've decided to take one room a day and clean it from top to bottom.  I've never been so thankful I'm a closet-clean-freak in all my life.  Except for my studio (which is an absolute disaster!) I don't have too terribly much to do and that makes me soooo happy! 

I'll be in and out over the next couple of days!  I hope you are enjoying the planning and the shopping and all the other things that go along with celebrating Thanksgiving...

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On another note...

This morning I heard on the news Oklahoma State University's Head Volleyball Coach, Kurt Budke and his assistant, Miranda Serna, were killed in a plane crash early today...  Losing people we love is never easy but less than a week before Thanksgiving I'm sure makes this loss more than heartbreaking for their families.
I'm sure your prayers are appreciated!
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Thanking God today for this amazing life and for His mercies and goodness...

Praising God from whom all blessings flow...

Love to you...

12 comments:

Sherri B. said...

How exciting to have an old friend again this year, have fun fluffing up in preparation! xo

NanaDiana said...

How wonderful that you have a friend coming. He must have felt loved and appreciated last year or he wouldn't be coming back!

I wish I had done more deep cleaning before I came down to my daughter's house for the new baby. And, because he was C-section I will be staying much longer than planned. Hmmm...and I don't have a THING done for Christmas! UGH- Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

I am sure Mr. D is thankful for your hospitality! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

Shelia said...

Hi Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, I'm sure your guest is being pampered like all get out! Enjoy your friends and family and I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.
That is such sad news - prayers for the players and all the family and friends.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I will think of you as you think of me....I am swamped with things to get done!! Have a great week getting ready girlfriend!

Mari said...

Hi Rebecca~How fun to have an over nite guest :) Im sure he is coming back again this year not only for your good food but for the wonderful and loving company you and your family are :) Have a very blessed Thanksgiving sweetie :)

xo~Mari

Christine said...

I, too, am busy gettng the house ready for company. I clean one major room a day also. Easy on my old back that way. Sad news coming out of Stillwater. I'm so sad for the families. I lost my dad two years ago four days before Thanksgiving. BUT, God blessed me with a beautiful granddaughter two days after he died. God's way of telling me life goes on and it can be full of joy. He's good that way.

Teresa said...

He is such a lucky friend! I bet he will be spoiled. To think he will be able to enjoy your new guest room! Have fun!

Theresa said...

Blessings to you and yours during this Thanksgiving! Prayers for all who have lost loved ones! My Dad has been gone FOUR years tomorrow! HUGS!

Yasmin Smith said...

Sharing the holidays with family and dear friends is what it is all about!! Relax, sweet friend...men are usually oblivious
to what we consider a "dirty" house, and I know yours always looks beautiful....just enjoy being together with your friend, and your family!!! I am sure you will have lots of good food and lots of love and laughter for everyone!!
Have a fun weekend and take time out from the cleaning to stop and "smell the roses"!!
Love, Francy

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet Rebecca, many blessings and much love sent your way! Hugs Marilou

Linda said...

Hi Rebecca...That is so sad about the coaches and the plane crash! I have been praying for their families.

I always kinda like it when company comes to stay because it forces me to clean...Ha! Yes, it is tiring but so worth it to re-connect with those we care about! I hope you will all have a good time and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Love, Linda

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