Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Thanksgiving Wish

Ok, so I am not going to be in town for Turkey Day, so I thought even though I am a few days early, I would leave my Thanksgiving wish for all of you. In honor of my Grandpa, who died a little over three years ago, I am going to do so in the form of what is called a "Turkey Note." Grandpa Ash used to write one every year for each member of the family, and they were great. My first one was when I was playing soccer in elementary school and I still have it. It is:

Lynn's a soccer player.

And a good one it may seem.

She can even score a goal

for the other team.

Obviously, my attempt will never measure up to his, but I am going to give it a go.

First, to my parents who read my blog:

You sent me away to college

to work toward a career

and now you get to read my thoughts

nowhere else but here.

I bet you'd like your money back

cuz my degree just ain't needed

to sit at home and birth my kids...

Man, I bet you're feeling cheated!!!

And to my brother who reads my blog:

The first blogger in the family,

you definitely do it right.

Your blog revolves around

God and all his might.

You make a lot of valid points

and speak with dignity and power

after all, you have a better topic

than what Will does while I shower.

And to my husband who reads my blog:

Sometimes I like to write about you

And throw you under the bus,

but I only do it figuratively

which is a good achievement for us.

The good thing is it's all in love

or at least in toleration,

which again is how I express myself

with the utmost moderation.

And to my friends that read my blog:

I really do love each of you

in our own special way,

which means that I will mock you

each and every day.

But if you ever need anything

like bail, babysitting or booze

just call on me and I'll be there

any day you choose.

And lastly, to those of you who read my blog, but I don't yet know you well:

Thank you for being there

to read my rants each day.

It really touches me

in a totally non-pervy way.

I didn't think that people would

care what I have to say

and the fact that you keep coming back

makes this the best Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving All!!!!


Amie said...

Great job!
I think my favorite line is in the note to the strangers...
"It really touches me in a totally non-pervy way..."
If the blog doesn't work, I see poet in your future...

tuffy said...

very nice. grandpa's were better, but it was a valiant effort.

and mine was even in purple!

but don't sell stories of will short. they are way more interesting.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Amie - I was thinking of submitting that one to Hallmark. I see it on a future thank you card.

Mike - In that case, you will appreciate that he is currently trying to feed his breakfast to the little man on Tabbi's laptop. He just determined the little man must not be hungry yet. He's very wise.

Mark said...

I never was able to experience the Turkey Notes but I thought those were pretty great

Homa said...

Awww...I love you too, and I'm sending a big hug your way just to make you squirm.

I hope you had a very happy birthday, hope 30 is treating you well. If not, you've got an entire year to try it out.

Jill said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I loved the Turkey Notes. what a great idea!I would say something else clever or creative but i spent all weekend driving back and forth to Iowa and have no energy for creativity. :)

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

All - Thanks for the high praise. Just wait til next year!

Anonymous said...

love the Turkey notes - I had never read cool ones- usually just Turkey red
turkey blue etc. etc

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Laura - I can do that too...
Turkey red
Turkey blue
I am tired as Sh*@
and I bet you are too.

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