Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Stuff: Thank Like an Egyptian

Is it an Egyptian god of some sort? An asp that got run over in the middle? The Loch Ness monster? Small Viking ship? Nope! Those moms among you probably figured out “turkey platter” right away. If so, you are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving from me and Pharaoh Turkeykhamun.

P.S. Some of my pictures are disappearing! Does anyone know why? They are my photographs, so it can’t be a copyright issue. Also, I have two quotes today because I couldn’t decide:

Conversation overheard at grocery store between a teenaged girl and her mother:
Girl: Mom, I can’t tell whether this is an orange or not.
Mom: That’s a grapefruit.
Girl: (Dropping fruit like it’s burned her) Ewww!

Hank, the day after Thanksgiving is, in my opinion, the biggest shopping day of the year. And I will not spend another year giving Dallas Mavericks crap because the Cowboys stuff was all sold out. ~Peggy Hill, “King of the Hill”


  1. LOL and I needed to. I love that picture. Do you mean disappearing as not in the post? Sometimes Blogger deletes for size of blog.

    PS I love the first quote.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. I'm wondering the same thing as Jules...
    I, too, love the grapfruit quote!! LOL
    And the other one...well...Hank & Peggy are just too strange!! :D

  3. Embrace creativity in all its forms! And that turkey platter is one of a kind. Maybe it's an Egyptian turkey...? Very cute, and something you'll cherish forever.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Turkey platter makes me smile and fondly remember my children as children. Peggy and Hank are like real folks. And we know what substitute teaching is all about. I think Peggy's okay.

  5. Thanks, y'all!! Yes, I meant disappearing as in no longer in the post. Apparently Blogger doesn't like my "Stuff from around the house," because a lot of it's gone. I was going to refer to The Ant sculpture from a few weeks ago, because that was an earlier work by the same artίst.

    Amen, Linda. I LOVE Peggy and Hank!!!

  6. Hi Tammy,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. It looks like we have some friends in common!

    As far as your pics disappearing, you may have used up your free limit of photo storage and might have to pay $20 per year. That is what happened to me a year or so ago, because I post so many. I have had no problem since I have been paying their fee.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  7. Kathy, I always enjoy your beautiful blog! And thanks so much for the tip! Guess I should read the fine print better, huh? Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else!

  8. Tammy--Have a great day. The turkey platter is a one-of-a-kind creation. (I have lots of those.) Enjoy the day, no matter how you spend it.


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