Monday, November 27, 2006

Preparing A Feast

Table laden with Thanksgiving feastFor those who were concerned that I wouldn't have enough to eat, please see the picture. Given that there were only five of us to sit down to this glorious repast, you can guess that we had a few leftovers. I love leftovers.

JoAnn, my wonderful sister-in-law, with the assistance of my wife, Lisa, and their mother worked for a good two days to prepare this feast. They brined and then roasted the turkey, whipped the potatoes, prepared the stuffing, mashed the yams, etc, etc, etc. They even prepared a Tofurky for my dining delight. I'm deeply thankful to have married into such a wonderful family.

Thinking of them preparing for the Thanksgiving meal makes me think of my own efforts to grow my business, Cyber Data Solutions. I've been doing all the planning and taking the classes to learn how to do what I have to do. Now I've started the actual work of networking and building my word of mouth marketing. Of course, during this part of the process, I only get the occasional small taste and the tantalizing aroma of the meal yet to come. If I've done everything right, all of this preparation will lead to a feast of work in the future. Even better will be all of the "leftovers" as my name continues to be passed along.

Of course, there's always the chance that I'll burn something, but if that happens, I'll just have to learn from the mistake and do a better job the next time. Perhaps that is what makes these celebrations so sweet -- the effort to get everything to come out just right despite the chance that things will go horribly awry.

Anyway, I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday weekend (assuming you are here in the United States) and that you continue to find things for which to be grateful in your life in the coming year.

So, what did you have for your Thanksgiving feast? Who was there to share with you? For what are you the most thankful?

35 days.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd be thankful for a picture of JoAnn.

JoAnn said...

Dear Anonymous- I would post a picture of me, but my pic is tooo powerful....my Glamour Shot consists of me in soft light, lots of makeup, and big TEXAS hair. Obviously....BEAUTIFUL.... I would not want to crash Greg's blog site with too many hits.

Anonymous said...

JoAnn, I am very sorry to have to tell you this, but I am afraid that our relationship just isn't working out.
At first I liked you a lot. Your cooking was wonderful, and you have big hair. But over time I have come to realize that you are a tease and that I hate makeup. We have grown apart, and it feels like you are a thousand miles away.
With great regret, I think it is time that see other people. It isn't you, it's me. I need my space. Let's just be friends. Goodbye forever.

Broken Hearted said...

Dear Anonymous, Well obviously it's you not me! If you can not handle: neon pink 1 inch nails, sky blue eye shadow, fake eye lashes, and bedazzled lips, then we were never meant to be. I will cry a little (not to much, since I don't want to smear my mascara) and then move on. (singing) Goodbye my lover, goodbye my friend, you have been the one, you have been the one for me..I'm so hooooollow, baby, I'm so, I'm so hollllow. (and the lights fade to black)

Anonymous said...

All that beauty AND you can sing!! OK. I'll take you back.

But you have to ride in the back of the pickup. Just push the Pabst cans out of the way....

Anonymous said...

Whenever I see a woman who looks like that, I press fastforward until a better one appears.

joann said...

I'm on to you both..KEN and DAN! I have my sources....

Anonymous said...

I KNEW I should have said Bud instead of PBR. Oh well.....