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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nothing Personal Against You.....

....but, I don't want to talk about politics for a while. Actually it'll be a really long while. So if that's the main reason you read here, now's a good time to stop reading. America has changed, so naturally I'm changing with it, starting with the direction of my blog.
I won't talk quilting or flowers or beading cause I've always been more of a tomboy. There's loads of Amercia and culture topics to blog about, so there'll still be that. I will continue to give my two cents on the world around us as I see it. And yet...  
I'm not one to belabor points. Our guy lost, the other guy won. I don't want to spend the next four years discussing a play by play of America's possible end or the end of the world as we know it.
So I'm moving on with life.
Again, no offense to anyone whose blog is mostly dedicated to politics. Clearly I've enjoyed reading your stuff and will continue to do so. But, I will read with a little less frequency, nothing personal against those bloggers. We're all are doing our part as patriots and every blog counts- if we choose to keep writing. I will always be partial to everyone of you conservatives and right-wingers. I sincerely love you guys!
And as detrimental to America as most of them are, as thick as many of them are, I have love in my heart for the lefties too. God instructs me in this regard. Besides, anger is exhausting! It takes way too much energy to piss and moan. 
God is and has always has been the Highest Power in charge of my life. So it doesn't matter to me who sits in the white house. The life I am living is filled with fun, laughter and a whole lotta love. Always has been. Sure, there's some sad points, some difficult days, always will be. But that's life, right?

So! Thanksgiving.... that's very much my focus right now. I'll be cooking for five, which doesn't sound like much compared to many of you.
What about you? Are you cooking or what? Do you know how to brine a turkey? Anything special on your menu?
This is me rolling, friends. For now, this is what I've got. What about you? What have you got?


FIREBIRD said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm guilty as charged - nearly overdosed on politics but now, I'm done looking back and trying to Monday morning quarterback what happened - truth is - we lost. Now I'm following the Benghazi mess like a bloodhound....

Having said that... when my head is about to explode with politics, I switch to THE FOOD CHANNEL and to blogs like yours - where I can just relax and enjoy. Or I turn to my cooking blog: SHE COOKS... come visit there sometime - I will probably be on this more and more!

In the mean time, I will always look forward to your writings. They are refreshing and insightful... I wish for you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

Moogie P said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a Food Network and HGTV junkie, too. But I, too, will be following Benghazi.

Thanksgiving's at Elder Daugfhter's home this year. She's buying a turkey and two daughters and I will do the sides and desserts. And then there will bne football!

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so healthy moving on so quickly!! I am still bitter, but yes learning to accept my new normal and of course enduring the grieving process. Not quite to step #5 where I accept, but certainly and passed ain't just a river in Egypt ya know!! Thanksgiving this year is gonna be even smaller than yours! I think just the three of us and me cooking. I don't brine. I stuff with citrus(lemons and oranges), herbs(rosemary and thyme) and onions and coat with butter and cinnamon, salt and peppa. Then I put chicken stock in the bottom and it always turns out delicious! Thankful for you and your up!! :)N

Pedaling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Things are calming down...but, people are reeling, especially many small business owners. I feel bad for them, and me, and all of us! But, life goes on. I could use a good break from politics, that's for sure.

Thanksgiving is at our home this year.
It's been a long time since we've hosted, so we practiced our turkey cooking last month.
Also, we try not to eat much bread, so I'm kinda hit an miss on the homemade rolls- I did a run through on those, as well. So far so good! I think we will be a success.
With most of our extended family in Arizona- it won't be a huge group, but with all my kids, (including the Cali clan) and My in-laws it will be alright. There is much to be grateful for.

Granny Annie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

And this is why I love you so my dear friend. You fought a good fight and now you concede so gracefully. I'm with you all the way and look forward to refreshing fun of another ilk.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

firebird, yeah me too, guilty as charged :) i was beginning to sound unhinged when i talked with the hubs. haha! i shall check out your recipe blog. thanks for your continued cheer!

moogie p, oooh! having the daughter cook! i look forward to that day when it comes. happy almost thanksgiving to you too! have fun with your girls!

nik, trust me, i'm no more healthy than you. we're a family and a team. we just have to help each other along the best we can. your turkey sounds good! i stuff with lemons too. i am ssooo thankful for you and your fam!

pedaling, i actually wrote another post before this. it started with "as the dust settles." but it sounded crabby. heh. your posts during the elections inspired me very much. i hope to return the favor. we win with our lives, so we share. a practice turkey run? that was smart! sounds like you'll be cooking for quite a few. have fun with everyone and enjoy taking those great pics!

annie, aww! i love you too! thanks!

mCat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm still struggling to move on. Every day is a little easier.
I'm gonna cook this year too. For 5 of us. And I'm happy about it.
I should rephrase - Splenda Daddy will do most of the cooking. But we'll be home and I am happy about that!

Just a conservative girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am cooking for 37 this year. Smaller than usual. It takes me two weeks to cook everything. But for some strange reason I really enjoy it. This is #9 so I have gotten it down to a science now and I hire someone to do the set up and clean up. I also rent all the plates and stuff, so all I do is the cooking, and then of course the wine drinking.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

mcat, yes, i hear ya! grief is a process my friend. re-phrase?! LOL! ya think?! lucky lucky girl, i'm jealous.

jacg, 37!?! HOLY WOW! your science sounds perfect! it also sounds like an amazingly fun tradition for you all. enjoy!

tammy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Anger is exhausting, you're right! I don't want to be consumed with doom and gloom either. I know what path I'm on and it's the right path, no matter what else is going on in the world so there is great comfort in that!

I have cooked Thanksgiving for the past couple of years. I've tried brining, fresh, frozen, organic and a normal old Butterball. Guess what? The Butterball won! I pack butter and fresh herbs (sage, rosemary) under the skin and stuff celery and onion in the carcass (although Nikki's citrus sounds yummy! Then I rub some canola oil on top to make it a nice cripsy golden brown skin on top. I tent it with foil and bake for whatever the Butterball website says. It's always moist (I kinda hate that word) and tender.

Then I get my MIL to make the sweet potatoes and stuffing because no ones compares to hers!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Sandi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm just so glad the friggin' election is over! But I'm also a bit stunned that Thanksgiving is just next week! Seems to be awfully early this year. We have 16 - a smaller crowd than usual. Because of the size of our group I can never try anything new or interesting so we have the same old thing each year - turkey with stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, blah, blah, blah. I have learned how to make all the potatoes the day before which saves a lot of time. And thank you to whoever invented the tub o' chopped celery and onion ready to cook up and dump in the stuffing! Love Thanksgiving, though. It's a time to just be with family, eat too much, and enjoy each other. None of the expense and commercialism of Christmas. Much more relaxing.

Have a great one, Maria!

Moogie P said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@mCat -- Splenda Daddy. Heh.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

tammy, oh my! your turkey does sounds delish! i hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!

sandi, 16?! hey, you have two like me, sooo.... i guess that'll be me one of these days. you have a great one too my dear friend!