Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Life Is Good Today

Nothing else comes to mind that could make life any better than right now.
All the work is done. The turkey is in the brine, operation clean up was a success and all the food is prepped for tomorrow.
What makes it even better is that I have all my girls under one roof again. Last night I slept like a baby just for that reason alone. The bickering and arguing I once discouraged was a welcoming sound this morning. Oh how I miss it. I had one more day to be my kids dad.

It has been so long since I was able to sit out back, relax by the fire and just look at my piece of ground and the beauty I am surrounded by.
I have a faithful little white dog that does not leave my side, a cold beer in my hand while watching the animals wonder around scratching and pecking the still wet dirt. When the soft breeze blows my stomach growls because I get a whiff of chicken and dumplings the wife is cooking on the stove.  Today is a good day my friends and I am thankful to be in it.

I hope each of you are experiencing a day like today. I wish y'all a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.


  1. Yep a good day it has been! I cooked ALL day! Honeyman got home and we snuck a bit for tasting purposes :O)...He said I had outdone myself. :O).
    We get 4 whole days of together time! Woowhooo.

  2. I'll be smokin some fish for tomorrow. So I'll be up before the sun. Coffee in hand, smoker going, and watch the sun come up. Before all of the Thanksgiving begins.
    Have a great thanksgiving.

  3. oh buddy - i am sitting here right now with 25-30mph winds blowing around the Manor and 8 inches of snow on the ground - can you freakin believe it? some crazy Nor'easter just kind of blew in from nowhere. but the temps are supposed to stay above freezing and it is supposed to rain tomorrow so hopefully that will wash the snow away. we normally don't see snow until the end of December?!?!?!!?

    but we are looking forward to the next few days, we've been getting a lot done and plan to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our friends to the south this year. can't wait for the turkey gravey - yumm!!!

    i'd love to know what kind of fish you'll be smokin' Flier - hope you post about it on your blog!

    MDR, your family and ours has much to be thankful for this year. i am glad that your girls are all under one roof and that you can have a peaceful few sleeps. we have much to be thankful for this year, and finding a great new friend like you is one of those things! from us to you and yours - Happy Thanksgiving buddy!

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

  4. Beautiful!
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Enjoy the day with the family.

    Your friend....Rob

  6. MDR:

    when you are happy, kymber an i are happy!

    so HAPPPY thankgiving buddy - from both of us!!!

  7. Isn't peace a wonderful feeling....good for you, my friend.

  8. hey redneck hope you had a great thanksgiving day I know I did it was great
    I just finished reading the one second after you recomended wow what an eye opener how vulnarable we as a country really could be an eye opener that I am so unprepared I think at least one adult in each family in America should read this book especialy in the towns and cities in the country a person could get along a little better [maybe] thanks for all your thoughts and good info

  9. That sounds like fun Texan.

    It was great Flier389. I hope yours went as good.

    I hope the weather turned better for you Kymber.
    We feel the same about y'all

    I did G. I hope yours wet great as well.

    You do the same Rob

    Thanks Jam. I hope yours was a good one.

    It is Stephen, it is very good.

    I am glad you liked the book Anonymous. I agree about it being a must read.