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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is me, exhausted after cooking for a large family gathering
My husband and I are in Houston for Thanksgiving, visiting family. My dream for many years has been to go someplace else for Thanksgiving Day and not have to worry about the meal at all, and this year that dream is coming true!

I'll see you next week, and meanwhile, the lovely Marcy Hatch at Maine Words has interviewed me on her blog. Please stop by and say hello!

17 comments:

  1. Have a great Thanksgiving, Karen. And get some rest!

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  2. You do indeed look weary - great that you will be catered to this Thanksgiving. My Mom used to cook for 28 at our family gathering. I couldn't believe that well into her 80's, she still loved putting it all together. She comes to spend Christmas and is going to teach me to make HER famous gravy once again. I somehow, am not as great as her in the kitchen. Have a wonderful holiday and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  3. Enjoy! You've earned it. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  4. Can't believe I posted that unflattering photo of myself here LOL. It just so accurately looks like how I feel after making Thanksgiving dinner, and I am really thrilled I'm not doing it this year.

    Am in Houston (with the Internet of course!) relaxing with my dear husband, son, daughter in law and their two fun kids. Not caring at all what kind of stuffing they have in the turkey.

    And I'm also over at Maine Words! Come on over and find out how to make pulled pork bbq for 200 people LOL (that's in the comments not the interview itself

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  5. That is not a terrible picture, but it does express how hard you worked and that says a lot, because you cared enough to pour yourself into preparing a meal with love.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving away from running the kitchen :-)

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  6. Hi Karen - it looked like you were 'worked out' .. and am so pleased to read you'll have time to relax this year - what bliss = enjoy totally and no doubt you'll be cosseted some!! Sure hope so - happy Thanksgiving .. cheers Hilary

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  7. Love the 'Real" picture Karen! I too dream of going away for the Holidays. But not this year. My sibs and their kids and some of their kids will be here in our Central Illinois farmhouse to morrow , all 32 of them! It will be fun and exhausting...and FUN...and exhausting...and

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  8. I'm sure they'll feed you well in Houston...

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  9. Happy you got your wish! We spend Thanksgiving with our friends and neighbors, and I'm so glad I don't have to cook.

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  10. Dear Karen, I'm glad you're getting your wish this year. And thanks for the link to your interview. I left a message there for you. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Peace.

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  11. Lucky you! That has been my dream for a long time, but unfortunately, it won't be this year for me. :) Have a relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving! Cheers!

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  12. No matter how busy you are you always find time to post a blog entry. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the rest of the Gowen family!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen. Enjoy Texas! I've never been. You'll have to tell us what it was like for you. :)

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  15. Happy belated Thanksgiving, and a great interview -- always cool to be able to peek into the mind of a fellow writer.

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