Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time out for Thanksgiving - see you next week!

I've been posting Christmas ideas for awhile now. Our tree and holiday decorations will go up this weekend while college girl is home.  But for just a little while, I want to take time out for Thanksgiving.

I am a blessed woman.  If I start listing the things I have to be thankful for I wouldn't leave this keyboard for a long long time -I'd start with the obvious biggies of family and health and type on for hours as I documented all the precious little things that make up my daily life. 

Today in particular, I'm grateful for a family willing to toss tradition and eat lasagna from Sam's so I don't have to cook and transport a full traditional holiday meal.  And I'm grateful I found the nerve to suggest this instead of trudging through the work- resentful of HAVING to do something just because "I'm supposed to".   And I'm particularly thankful that my "loves to cook" sister-in-law will be back from her beach vacation and ready to roll for Christmas Eve!

I hope all you Americans have an awesome, filling and fun Thanksgiving Day and the rest of you have a good day too, however you are spending it!

I really am taking off from the blog the next few days.  I have posted everyday since I started this in late August (getting close to 100 posts) but I want to totally enjoy family time this week while everyone is home with me.  Now I may get a wild hair and post something but my intention is to focus on the hubby and daughters.

But just so you remember to come back and see me...   I have another Santa idea up my sleeve and I will be posting a tutorial for the Grinch sometime next week.  So many of you begged and pleaded for help, I suspect that will be a big enough bribe to get you reading again after my hiatus.

Thanks to you all for reading my blather!


Robbe said...

Oh Ellen I doubt that any of your 'groupies' would ever leave you...tee hee. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy your family and friends.
I look forward to seeing more of you critters when you come back.
We are all THANKFUL that you so kindly share them with us. :)

Whimcees said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ellen! Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family! Enjoy your down time and rest that creative brain of yours to come back with more of your fun and awesome characters! :<) Take care.

Barbara Diane

Gaby said...

Hi Ellen,

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Have a good time with your family.


Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time with your family. I will be checking back (probably daily) awaiting for the Grinch to appear. He is my absolute favorite character! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy family time. But that's not to say that I won't be missing my daily fix of your wit, humor and creative inspiration.


CarrieNixon said...

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family! Even though I'll miss you terribly, as us Canadians already donned our "turkey pants", I can't wait to see your Grinch. If you ever get B O R E D.... I bet you'd make one heck of a naughty Mrs. Claus... :)


P.S. I think lasagna is a great idea... everywhere you look, you see the word, "Simplify". I am learning to do just that.

CarrieNixon said...

One more sleep 'til Ellen's new blog post.... :D