Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Thankful Season

Hello everyone -- how was your week?  I've been taking a break from blogging due to sickness -- again.  Barely six months ago, I had this stuff in the late spring/early summer, and it took awhile to get over.  In my previous post, I mentioned that Hal was sick; his cold turned into bronchitis.  Mine seems to be following the same progression as his, so I really hope I don't wind up with bronchitis, because I hate to be sick at Thanksgiving.  It will work out one way or the other, and there are people in the world with much worse problems.

Here's a real first world problem for you ;)  -- my page views on the blog are way down.  Gasp!  Not that I ever have a ton of views anyway, but it makes me feel bad when they get this low.  {:/  I have nothing new to contribute at the moment, so I'll share some links to past years' posts.

In 2013, we had our Thanksgiving meal at my in-laws' house.  My mother-in-law always sets such pretty tables.

I also shared my favorite holiday broccoli casserole recipe in that post.  You can find all of that Here.

I've only managed to put together one Thanksgiving tablescape during my years of blogging; you can see that Here.

Now that the weather is turning colder, it's good to remember our outside friends, too.  Here's a recipe for bark butter that our backyard birds really love.

As we enter the thankful season, what are you most thankful for this year?  Best wishes to you and thank you so much for reading me.



  1. I am thankful for my family and dear friends. I am also thankful for my health now that turned 80 this summer.
    God is good.
    I hope that you and your husband are feeling better soon. please take care of yourselves. I know what bronchitis is like and it's not fun, don't let it go into pneumonia.
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Thanks so much for coming over...I always like seeing you visit.
    Mr. Sweet and I both were sick back in early Sept. He had bronchitis and I had pneumonia. I thought we would NEVER get to feeling well again...but we did. Take good care and have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Thankful for family, friends, health and mostly thank the good Lord for loving me.

  3. Hope you feel better soon, Denise.
    I am most thankful that my husband's cancer has gone into remission, even though he still has 2 more chemo series to go through.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I hope you feel better soon Denise! Happy Thanksgiving Week-enjoy:@)

  5. I'm sorry you are sick and please accept this little tidbit. I used to smoke (a lot) and even after I stopped, I couldn't stop coughing. I was sent to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and as soon as he walked into the examining room he said you are using a menthol cough drop (which I was). He said to stop immediately and only use Hall's Breezers. He said menthol makes more mucus. I stopped using them and I stopped coughing. I also found out that I basically could use any cough drop as long as it wasn't menthol. Hope you feel better soon. I have to go anonymous because I don't know how to do the other ones, sorry.

  6. Beautiful tablescapes, Denise. I hope you feel better soon, and am also wishing a happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

  7. Oh dear Denise, I do hope you feel all better soon with no bronchitis!! I wont' even be setting a Thanksgiving table until next Sunday. Take care!

  8. I am so thankful for my family - my husband, children (and spouses) and grandchildren. And my parents and siblings. So much love.
    I hope you soon feel better - being sick is such a drag. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, Denise.

  9. I hope you all heal quickly! Everything is gorgeous, lovely tablescape and very heartwarming. Here in Canada (I am from, and live, in Montreal, Canada), we celebrate our Thanksgiving in October. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  10. Put your health first and get well soon! Thank you for posting your beautiful tablescape photos and settings. God bless you and happy Thanksgiving : )

  11. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Oh dear kind, sweet Denise I am saying a prayer for you that you will be well and full of strength soon.
    I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful long holiday weekend.
    May you have good food, friends and family.

  13. Denise, I hope that your hubby is feeling better and that you are feeling fine. I found the commenter's tip about mentholated cough drops interesting. Beautiful tablescapes all.



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