THE STREET WHERE I LIVE
Before I begin, let me announce the Winner from the post on the 16th is Lauren LeFebvre ad she wins one of my keychains. Lauren, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your address.
Today I shall celebrate Thanksgiving in several ways. I cooked a bunch of food and we shall eat until we can’t. I have turkey, cornbread chicken and dressing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens, broccoli and cheese, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, green beans and a trifle. Where is my pumpkin pie? I’ll tell you where! I delegated that one job to someone else and they dropped the ball! And I don’t eat trifle. Well, I shall pout.
I shall also pout because Texas doesn’t play Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day anymore. A&M is playing LSU and while I love LSU it isn’t the same as watching my Longhorns!
I also miss the cows on Thanksgiving. I used to love to go feed them late in the afternoon and give them an extra bale of hay and some nuggets. They would be lined up behind the fence and their eyes would be full of trust, their breaths milk sweet. I have the dogs, and they did guard the cooler while I brined the turkey yesterday but I still miss the cows.
I plan on watching some movies today and I’m going to buy Jess a television – a 65 inch at a Black Friday Sale but my main activity is going to be decorating a Christmas tree.
Not at my house.
I’m going to be decorating a tree on the street where I live. I live in Austin now on Capital of Texas Highway. This is a gorgeous spot. Let me show you some photos.
There are cliffs on either side of the highway, limestone cliffs. it’s very pretty. That body of water is the Colorado River.
There is a tradition on Capital of Texas Highway, a tradition that i will participate in this year. Those cliffs and hills are covered with evergreens. And people pick one and they decorate them. There is already a great number decorated and its only Thanksgiving.
Some of the trees are decorated in memory of loved ones, some to make a statement, some just because it makes people happy. I will decorate one this year for all of these reasons. I will remember my mama, my daddy, my brother and my Nana. I will count my blessings. I will make a statement that we should be kind, that we should love one another, that we put another’s needs before our own.
I am thankful this year – I am thankful for my family, my friends, my fans, authors and people who work with me and – oh yeah, my dogs. I have my health – mostly – haha – I have a good imagination and books are still pouring from my soul and I have people who love to read what I write – what more could I ask for?
I hope you have a good day today, comment and tell me what the day means to you or what you’re doing today and I’ll choose a random commenter to receive any book of mine of their choice.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING – Go Decorate a TREE!!
The photographs were taken by an Austin photographer by the name of Reinout Van Wagtendonk and his website is Berkshots.com – check him out.