Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Just a short, honest, list of things that I am thankful for this year.

~ A loving family.

~ Making friends on the Internet.

~ Food Banks & subsidized rent.

~ Being in good health.

~ A significant decrease in depression and anxiety.

~ Having a very nice agency to work for even though things are very slow.

~ God having control of my life, even when my life feels out of control.

What are you thankful for?



A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T...Turkeys, tablespreads, being together,
H...Happiness and homes to protect us from all weather,

A...Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,
N...Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K...Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S...Surely you'll have fun, but you won't get thinner!
G...Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I...Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V...Very special times-there could even be snow.
I...Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago.

N...Never forget how the settlers led the way,

G...Giving thanks and blessing this special day.

Author Unknown


The idea for this post came from As The Pump Turns with permission. Please visit Kim. ;o)


Dr. Deb said...

Wishing you much happiness this Thanksgiving too.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Doc. Deb,

Thanks! Have a great time. And remember don't drink and counsel. ha ha

Drowsey Monkey said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

I like that alphabet, very cool.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Drowsey Monkey,

Were you just sneaking a peek at your blog stats? I just left you a comment.

The code word is Pearl!

Hey, have a bloody good Thanksgiving! lol

S'onnie said...

Happy thanksgiving. We don't celebrate thanksgiving here but I hope you have a relaxing stress free happy holiday

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Thanks! Have a Happy Day! ;o)

Vodka Mom said...

come on over and see.

love your list.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving :O)

Giggle Pixie said...

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Awake - and I hope you get the big end of the wishbone!!! :-)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Vodka Mom,

Thanks! I couldn't BS the list, so it's very honest. ;o)

"come on over & see?" Hmmm, what are you up to? I'll be over soon. Have some hot chocolate ready. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Babs (Beetle),

I know that it's not thanksgiving there, but hope you have a great day!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Giggle Pixie,

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I'm gonna grab that wishbone! lol

meleah rebeccah said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Mexico!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,


Happy Thanksgiving form snowy Rochester, NY. ;o)

Have a wonderful time!

Mike Golch said...

I'm thankk ful for many things and I blogged about it. I hope you had a enjoyeble day today!

The Daily Blonde said...

Hope your day was great!! :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mike Golch,

Sorry it's taken me awhile to visit you. It's been a crazy week, or so. I added you to my reader & will be over to visit tonight. ;o) Thanks for hanging in there.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi The Daily Blonde,

Thanks! I hope that you had a great time too!

dmarks said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Sorry, it is a day late.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

Thanks! I hope you had a good one.

Michelle Gartner said...

I tired to leave a comment on here last night, but the blogger pop up for comments kept locking up. I keep having problems with blogger late at night...

Sorry to hear things are rough for you. You aren't alone, it's getting pretty tough out there for people who never thought they would be facing financial problems. People need to stick together more then ever today. God has a plan and a purpose for people even in the valleys.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, mine was incredible, but then again everyday with my little family is great.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Michelle Gartner,

Sorry that you had problems with Blogger. If it happens again please let me know.

I guess things are more crazy then I thought.

I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving! Mine was mixed.

Greeneyezz said...

This is a nice post.
I really liked this one:
"God having control of my life, even when my life feels out of control."

Let Go and Let God. :)

I hope yours was a nice one.

And and I *are* neighbors, eh??!! :)
When I was married we lived in Rochester for a couple years.
North Charlotte. Greenleaf Meadows Apartments, off the Parkway. I used to love to walk down to the pier as it was sooo close.
I really liked it there. It reminded me of a smaller NYC, but cleaner. :)

Nice to make your acquaintance, btw.


Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Greeneyezz,

Welcome to my blog!

Oh, so you use to live in Rochester! It's a small world. Charlotte is nice. When I was a kid we use to go down to that area for ice cream & sit at the picnic table watching the Lake.