Let’s Talk Turkey….

So it’s that time of year again when we are thinking about Turkey, Family and Shopping.  Well, today I was visited by a flock of turkeys.  My dog was nice enough to alert me to their arrival in my yard.

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Margo alerts us to the Turkeys’ arrival.

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I thought it was REALLY nice of them to arrive and help EAT all the grass seed that I had just laid down 3 days before.

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Nothing to look at here, just a bunch of turkeys.

And….  they were even nice enough to visit my daughter’s chickens.   I think the chickens were VERY scared by the turkey’s size and number of them.  15 in all.  5 Tom turkeys and 9 females in this visiting group.

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Turkeys visiting the chickens.

This visiting flock got me thinking even more about Thanksgiving and how we make ourselves stress out over 1 meal.   I really have to say TOO much energy is put into placing that perfectly roasted turkey on your table.  Heck, I don’t even like the taste of turkey (maybe my husband’s family had the right idea of just cooking a chicken every year).  I really think we it would be nice to  focus more on the friends and family that we invite into our homes and less craziness about a single meal.

I have been known to serve Beef Wellington and even Lasagna on Thanksgiving.  My sister really had a great idea by making her whole Thanksgiving dinner (except the Turkey) in crock pots one year; it allowed her to enjoy her guests so much more.  Just this morning I saw a link to site that promoting eating just the side dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner.  I think Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate Family and Friends and what you eat should be as individual as you are.  If you are a rebel, then forgo the turkey and cook what you are comfortable making and what your family and friends like to eat.  It’s the people that matter, not your cooking skills and what exactly is on your table.  Take a message from Charlie Brown Thanksgiving AND the soap Opera General Hospital (where through a series of accidents the Quatermaine family ALWAYS ending up with take out pizza on Thanksgiving) It’s not the turkey that matters… It’s the people.

 

Thanksgiving Recipes across the United States — State by State Listing.

 

 


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Funny Friday — Amazon Reviews

OK, unless you live under a rock I am sure you all know what Amazon.com is and what it sells.  It started an online bookstore and then branched out into an unimaginable amount of products.    Sometimes users review the products in ways that make you laugh at loud.   So today I share with you some of the reviews that make me laugh the loudest.

When you click on the links , scroll down to the REVIEW sections and begin reading…   Some reviews may have you laughing coffee out of your nose.

Enjoy your Funny Friday.

41-0Q32xJjLUranium Ore — a classic Amazon Review thread.

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By M. Wolff on January 25, 2014
I purchased this along with 4 turtles and a rat.  18 years worth of karate lessons later, I finally feel safe to leave my house at night.

By Patrick J. McGovern on May 14, 2009

I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty.

51uiSdu1b8LThinkgeek Canned Unicorn Meat

By “Halo” on June 18, 2011

Of course this isn’t as good as fresh, but who has time to hunt unicorns these days?

By Irma Gerd on May 10, 2013

Do NOT eat too much of this stuff at once. I had the rainbow runs for a week. The entire complex smelled like hopes and dreams.

By Q-Tip on September 11, 2012

There is no way to tell if this is a standard or metric banana slicer. Additional markings on it would help greatly.

By Mrs Toledo on July 30, 2012

What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone…. this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day’s banana slices. It’s one of those chores NO ONE wants to do!

By J. Anderson on August 1, 2012

I tried the banana slicer and found it unacceptable. As shown in the picture, the slices is curved from left to right. All of my bananas are bent the other way.

By Tracy Hamilton on August 24, 2012

Someone has answered my gentle prayers and FINALLY designed a pen that I can use all month long! I use it when I’m swimming, riding a horse, walking on the beach and doing yoga. It’s comfortable, leak-proof, non-slip and it makes me feel so feminine and pretty!

By PGC on April 12, 2013

Well at last pens for us ladies to use… now all we need is “for her” paper and I can finally learn to write!

By J. A. KONRATH VINE VOICE on September 23, 2012

I bought two, left them alone in the refrigerator for a week, and now I have thirty-eight.

By James K Polk on December 6, 2011

For the love of all that is decent, do NOT choose the “Buy It Used” option. Just trust me on this one.

 

 


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Who Am I? The Chronically Ill Person’s Identity Crisis

This post is a link to a VERY good post by a blogger I follow.   She is much younger than me but shows me how a positive spirit can really get you through tough times.

This post is a really good one for anyone that suffers from a chronic illness.  Please take a moment and read it…  It might help you get through those tough days, months, years…  I know for me my focus changed drastically when I became ill with Churg Strauss Syndrome.  Today, 8 years later, I am still searching for, “me” and where I fit in.

Who Am I? The Chronically Ill Person’s Identity Crisis

From her Jessica’s bio page:

photo-33Jessica is a warrior who fights five illnesses daily: bipolar II, polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, and the neuromuscular autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG).  This blog, Fashionably Ill (http://jessicagimeno.com) helps people survive chronic illness with style and humor.

Who Am I? The Chronically Ill Person’s Identity Crisis

 


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