Top 5 Things I’m Thankful For


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! This year, I’m having it at my house with my husband’s family. Normally, I do most of the cooking (at my mom’s), but I’ve never done the Turkey. It could possibly end up like the one in Christmas Vacation and many of Tim’s family may already be practicing their “Monica” line from Friends. “Mmmm…it’s gooood.” If they take their plate in my bedroom to make a phone call…I’ll know it sucks. 



But I’m excited and I’m looking forward to, you know, amazing people with my super culinary skills. Okay, not true, but I am excited to eat. That is true. 

I love turkey smothered in mashed potatoes and savory gravy. I love yeast rolls and cornbread dressing. I love pumpkin pie! 

But that’s not what Thanksgiving is all about. I mean I guess it kinda is since they did have a big feast. 


So here’s my top 5 things I’m thankful for at Thanksgiving.

5. I’m thankful I didn’t have to grow corn or kill my own turkey or wear white paper or feather hats. Because with feather hats comes war paint and I’m out this year. And with the white hats come no make-up and um…well that ain’t  happenin! (make-up and war paint are totally different)

4. I’m thankful the dude at Kroger’s let me know if I didn’t have a Kroger card my turkey would have been $30 bucks, so I saved over $12 since he saved me. So I’m totally thankful for young punks who yawn at 7:30 in the morning but are on top of saving money for old broads like me.

3.I’m thankful I got to brag about my savings to my husband as most times, I’m trying to talk him into believing all the money I spend is for good reasons…you know like pretty stuff for my house or books. Or 10 assorted creamers and yes, I will drink all of them. Yes, I do need them all. I like making choices–or at least having choices, I don’t necessarily like making them.



2. I’m thankful no one expects me to dress up on Thanksgiving and I can wear my “eating” pants and no shoes.

And the #1 thing I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving is….



Naps! Because 1, I love naps especially on Turkey day and everyone knows it’s inevitable because of Tryptophan and 2,  it gets me out of conversations I care nothing about. Like who’s scoring a touchdown or who’s not backing the line…thus line backers, right? Right?


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Gobble Gobble! 
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dessert? And if it’s really yummy and you have a minute, share the recipe!

I know this wasn’t a devotional like I normally do on Wednesdays. If you would like to read a Thanksgiving devotional I wrote, click HERE! or click on the link to the sidebar under popular posts, What’s In Your Basket?. 

24 thoughts on “Top 5 Things I’m Thankful For

  1. Can I just say I LOVE the pics you used! Now I must go watch an episode of Friends. What a great show that was.

    Happy Thanksgiving Jessica!

  2. I wish I had a box set of Friends or Seinfeld. I really NEED those.

    Favorite holiday dessert – Pecan Pie! It's about the most fattening thing you can eat. WEll, besides pumpkin cheesecake, probably.

  3. Oh, I miss Friends. Such a classic show.
    Loved this post.
    I am thankful that I am NOT cooking a turkey.

    I actually won a frozen turkey in a faculty meeting last week. Our principal has an odd sense of humor. The second thing I am thankful for is that before I could get the turkey home and debate what to do with it, I ran into an old friend who was literally on her way to buy a turkey for a community church dinner. Could not have worked out any better.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. This is priceless! (And women are not "old"–we're just well-seasoned! 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jessica!

  5. Okay, there was SO much to laugh about in this post…

    Like this: "So I'm totally thankful for young punks who yawn at 7:30 in the morning but are on top of saving money for old broads like me."

    And this line IS me: "I like making choices–or at least having choices, I don't necessarily like making them."

    Hilarious! Happy Thanksgiving…and hope the turkey turns out well… 🙂

  6. Love Friends! My husband and I talk about the "moist maker" all the time. I'm in charge of bringing the pecan pie to my sister's. It's in a cardboard box in the freezer because that's how I roll.

  7. I don't have too many faves, just love it all. Have fun with all the people at your house!!!

  8. Katie: Friends is timeless. I love the football episode too. That was awesome!

    Heather: You do need them. I have all of Friends, but only season 1 & 2 of Seinfeld. Pecan pie is my hubby's fav, but I love pumpkin! I'm making both.

    Dawn: I love how that worked out for you. Here's to hoping I don't screw it up!

    Cynthia: Ooooh I like that! Well-seasoned. Yes, indeed that line is a keeper!

    Melissa: Ha! I hope it turns out well. If not, you know I'll have a blog about it. lol Happy Turkey Day! (well not for the turkey)

    Julie: I like how you roll! I will be rolling crust out in a few hours. I should've gone with the box idea.

    Jessica: Thanks! Have fun visiting with your family, too. I wish I loved it all. Yam…icky!

  9. I bet your turkey will be fabulous! My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is the chocolate pie my sister-in-law makes – not a big pumpkin pie fan, so this is a neccessity. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, Jess!

  10. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Jes! Thankful for your friendship:)

  11. I'm having a hard time deciding between pecan pie and pumpkin pie for my favorite dessert, so I'm going ith both!

    I'm so thankful for you, Jess, and getting to work with you this year. Your friendship means so much to me, as do the "kicks in the pants" to do what I already know I'm supposed to be doing.

    Have a great Turkey Day!

  12. LOL! This is totally hilarious, Jessica! Saving $12 dollars is something to dance about, and I agree with you — war paint and makeup are two totally different animals. 🙂 Thanks for the laugh!

  13. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving, Jesse!

  14. I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving, Jess!!

    Pumpkin pie is my fav…just took one out of the oven.

  15. You're funny, Jessica! Hope the turkey turns out well, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Love, love, LOVE the pics, humor, and YOU! Happy Thanksgiving, Fiend. 🙂

  17. I'm already in my eating pants (love love love that show!) in anticipation for tomorrow. Got the dough for my yeast rolls done (I can inhale the entire pan myself) and have baked most my desserts. Not sure what my favorite is this year, I'll let you know once I cut into the pecan pie and see if it turned out. Ohhh, and I'm super thankful I didn't have to do the turkey this year. I typically do not 'wow' people with my culinary skills–I just get by–and at Thanksgiving they want to be WOWED for some silly reason.

  18. Jessica, I love the Friends references…and the eating pants! And I can't beat a great nap. I love 'em.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  19. Jessica – I'm late commenting but hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving. Whenever we do the "I'm thankful for…" I always insist everyone chooses something small and specific – no "good health and family". I'm thankful that the weather is mild this weekend so I don't have to freeze my fingers off putting up the outdoor Christmas decorations.

  20. SO with you on number 5. I am not sure I'd have been able to eat if I had to do that…

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