Happy Thanksgiving 2009
I wish you all the best of this truly American holiday. For many of you, it is to give to others, the gift of the time cooking, cleaning, or perhaps inviting a person over who is far away from family. Like President Obama, I will be thinking of the troops today as I prepare a meal of cornish hens, spinach, oven roasted red potatoes, and make a pumpkin pie for Mr. Benny. I can't eat the pie as it contains a lot of sugar, but the smell of it will be inspirational. And certainly, pumpkins as well as any of the squash family reminds us of the gifts of our Native American heritage.
I'm thankful for my two jobs, health insurance, and able to take vacation too. Mr. Benny still is looking for work, but hopefully he will find one in the next 3-6 months. He has to have 5 applications in each week to receive unemployment benefits. Anyone who sez that those on employment are just welfare receipents, then come to Illinois.
Thanksgiving also marks another tradition in the BW house: watching the Dallas Cowboys (as they play Oakland at home) on the telly. Go Pokes!