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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Preparing for Thanksgiving


This morning I began preparing for Thanksgiving. It will be celebrated at home with Alex. Just us two. That's OK; there are few humans that would make better companions than Alex.

Thanks to a friend who wishes to remain anonymous I received the basic elements of my Thanksgiving dinner in this box.


Inside, frozen very, very hard, was a boneless turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and mashed sweet potatoes. My mouth is watering just thinking about this feast!


Then, thanks to a financial gift from a Louisville United Church of Christ congregation, I went grocery shopping for items to round out Thanksgiving dinner:


Of course, I don't plan to eat the cat food. That's for Alex, who was excited when I returned home from shopping but did not offer to help bring the grocery bags from the car to the house.


I was also able to afford refills of two prescriptions, one for my diabetes and the other for my congestive heart failure. Had it not been for the gracious blessings, I'd have had to wait until December 1st, when my pension check is deposited.

I thank my friend who wishes to remain anonymous and the congregation for thinking of me and sharing.

32 comments:

  1. Ahh, Nick, isn't it wonderful? The Navajo and many other Native Americans believe that to keep more than you can actually use is wrong and wasteful. If you have more than enough, you are supposed to share it with others and keep only what you can carry, eat, etc. I like that thought, and your anonymous friend has done just that. :)

    BTW, does that make the Native Americans the original socialists? LOL!

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  2. hey nick! i'm back! sorry it's been so long ... but it's great to see alex is still patrolling the grounds like the sentry snow leopard he is! hope things are swell with you both x

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  3. You've got quite a feast there, Nick! I'm happy that you will have an abundant, sweet Thanksgiving day dinner with the unbeatable Mr. Alex.

    This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things, including friends like you.

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  4. Glad to hear that somebody is looking after you. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your feast.

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  5. Hey Mr. Nick, looks like you and Alex will have an abundant Thanksgiving together. Will he at least get a little taste of the turkey? I know my kitties will beg for a little morsel or two.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Gobble! Gobble!

    Renie

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  6. How wonderful Nick. I am so happy that you and Alex are going to enjoy all the traditional foods for Thanksgiving. I expect that you and Alex will enjoy the day together because then when nap time comes, you both can just nap away without having to entertain guests.

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  7. Lynilu: Yes, it is wonderful. If my memory is correct, the Navajo, like most Native American nations, did not recognize "private property" and were amazed that Europeans had such a concept. I'm not sure is that is Socialism; I'm am pretty certain that the Navajo were following the way that the God in which I believe wants us to be.

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  8. Maxxo: My dear friend, it's wonderful to see you about! I'm be by your blog soon!

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  9. Carol: I am also thankful for many things, including dear friends like you!

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  10. Dr. John: Thank you. It is rather nice to have the care giving reversed after so many years.

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  11. Renie Burghardt: Thank you, Ms. Renie! You know, Alex usually gets whatever he wants. That is, he tells me, a cat's prerogative.

    Thanksgiving blessings to you, and to all!

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  12. Moni: Thank you. You have an excellent point about Thanksgiving napping. I expect to fall asleep watching football. If I am lucky, Alex will leap upon me in my chair, with his soft fur and delightful purrs making napping extra special.

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  13. Hope you & Alex enjoy your Thanksgiving, Nick.

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  14. We don't have Thanksgiving ... but it would be great if we did!

    Enjoy your meal .. what a kind thought that was.

    Sending best wishes from the UK.

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  15. People come together in times of need, I think it's just human nature. You have made me feel hungry now after describing that dinner!!

    CJ xx

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  16. Happy Thanksgivng to you and Alex.

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  17. Have a great Thanksgiving, Nick and Alex!

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  18. Heyz! Whenz U startz cookinz dat turkey birdie fir ME? An fir u 2, I tinkz. OK?

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  19. Mike in Tucson : Thank you! May you have a blessed Thanksgiving, too.

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  20. dancingonabladeofgrass: Blessings to you, my friend! Thanksgiving can, I suppose, be anywhere in any day.

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  21. I hope that you and Alex have a very good Thanksgiving, Saintly Nick.

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  22. Crystal Jigsaw: Yes! I have received any unexpected gracious blessings from people that are high on my list of blessing for which to give thanks.

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  23. Abby: Thank you. May you also have a blessed day.

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  24. Alex the Blogging Kat: Be patient, my dear little friend, and munch on your kitty cat treats! OK?

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  25. Looney Luna: Thank you! Thanksgiving blessings to you also!

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  26. You real what you sow, dear Nick. Have a blessed season.

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  27. Anndi : Thank you, dear friend. Many blessings to you as well.

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  28. Nick,I hope that you have a blessed thankgiving.

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  29. Liberality: May the blessings of Thanksgiving be with you and all whom you love.

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  30. Mike Golch: Thank you, my friend. May Thanksgiving blessings be with you and yours.

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