Thursday, November 25, 2010

Let there be pie

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  

There is much to be thankful for this year.  I have two healthy and relatively happy - as happy as teenagers get anyway - children who are doing well in school and appear to be on a path to being productive people in the future.  Whether they will have jobs waiting for them is anyone's guess but, hey, let's not let the small things get us down.  I am still hopeful we can turn this around.

I am grateful we have elected a new Congress that is unlikely to hold votes, at all hours, when the country is least paying attention, in order to pass legislation most of the country opposes vehemently.  That we get to wrestle the gavel from claws of a certain someone in the process is, as Martha Stewart would say, "a good thing."

I am grateful for all those who come here and read what I have to say.  I mean that more than I can say, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I hope you are all well and enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends.

I am endlessly grateful for my health and continued well-being of my family.  As I look around to some of my friends posting on the internet, there are amazing stories of people who accomplish so much with a positive spirit when many would become bitter in the face of such adversity.  Far too often, it takes a reminder that people make do with far less, thrive under the most tragic circumstances to remind us to be grateful for things we take for granted everyday.

Speaking of health, I am really grateful that our Queen Michelle has deemed, in her infinite wisdom, that on this one day we can eat cake.  Well, really she said pie, but why quibble when we get dispensation from the paragon of fitness and health herself:
Michelle Obama said it's fine to eat what you want on Thanksgiving.

"Don't worry about how much you eat. Just enjoy it," she said. "This is the time. Have pie."
There you have it, it is ok for just this one day, to have your pie and eat it too.  So, let there be pie.  Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Shout outs to my friends in the blogosphere below the jump.

I am grateful to the many good people in the blogosphere who direct people my way, link an occasional post and most of all share their perspectives and creativity on a daily basis.  Let me offer a big thank you to Jill at Pundit and Pundette for organizing the group blog Potluck, that brought a great group of women together. I am also grateful for Anne Leary who is endlessly supportive along with all the rest of the Potluck bloggers.

I am also grateful for Stacy McCain, who gave this blog a big boost this week. just for linking my Gawker post.  From that link I was linked by  Jim Treacher at the Daily CallerInternet ScofflawNewsRealBlog in the headlines, The Slatest at Slate Magazine  and John Hayward at Human Events.  It just goes to show you that it only takes one person to set off a chain reaction and help lift someone up.  Amazingly, no government intervention was required.     

There are other great bloggers who do this for me and many others as well.  At the top of that list is Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.  Every day he gives a new blogger a boost or calls attention to a great post that might otherwise go unread.  What an amazing thing to do each and every day.

I have to mention a few other really great people I am grateful for as well.  These are the people who fight the good fight every day.  They are endlessly supportive and generally all around great people to know.  I am probably forgetting some people here and if I do I will add them. In no particular order:

theblogprofPOWIP Amusing Bunni's MusingsRight Klik, The Daley GatorThe Lonely Conservative
The TrogloPundit, American PowerBride of RoveDaTechGuyReaganite Republican
WyBlog, The Sundries Shack,  just a conservative girl,  Fishersville Mike,  Maggie's Notebook,  and Mind Numbed Robot

I hope you are all well and enjoying a much deserved break with family today.  Enjoy that pie.


  1. Best wishes this Thanksgiving to you, your loved ones and to your wonderful readers.

  2. Let there be pie!!!

    All the best

  3. What a great post! I'm more thankful just for having read it . . . and always thankful for your wit and wisdom.

  4. I hope you had a very fun day. We do indeed have many blessings and it is good to take time to remember them.

    And, I did enjoy my pie.

  5. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Mary Sue, and thanks for a terrific post.


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