Friday's Top Ten

The top ten things about Thanksgiving:

10. Football

  9. Travel Nightmare

  8. Hugs and Squabbles

  7. Turkey

  6. The Trimmings

  5. Desserts

  4. Clean Up

  3. Friends

  2. Family

And the #1 thing about Thanksgiving:

  1. Giving Thanks for Our Blessings

So I'll take this opportunity to thank all of you who take time to come to Under the Tiki Hut to read and comment. I'm truly thankful for each and every one of you.


Mason Canyon said…
Love your list and especially #1. I'm thankful to have gotten to know you through blogging as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thoughts in Progress
VR Barkowski said…
Lovely list. Think I might switch #4 and #10. Wouldn't want to unduly raise expectations. I'm pretty lazy after a big meal. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
I am not an American but Thanxgiving is one holiday I heart and will observe no matter where i live. It is so important.
You an amazing blogger btw
Linda Kage said…
When my brothers were younger, they'd all go out and play football after Thanksgiving dinner. They're all too old and pop-bellied for that now with kids old enough to play. And the hugs makes me think of my Aunt Nicky! Aww, now I can't wait until Thursday. Sniff.
Jennifer Shirk said…
I just love turkey with homemade cranberry sauce. In fact, I'm craving it now. Can't wait!
Anonymous said…
Perfect list! Number 1 is the epitome. Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for the reminder to *think* about these things, Carol! I feel like Thanksgiving is sneaking up on me this year and I'm *not* really appreciating all the little components of it.
Terry Odell said…
And thank you for your posts. This year, we're able to spend Thanksgiving with two of our kids, and nobody has to get on a plane.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery
Okay if I move #10 up to #2? Even if it means watching Detroit lose yet again on Thanksgiving?
Lydia Kang said…
I am thankful for you and your sense of humor, and these great Friday lists!
Laura Eno said…
I'm glad to have met you and your sense of humor as well.
This will be the first time I'll have both my children here in several years.
Carol Kilgore said…
Mason - Thanks. You guys are all great.

VR - Clean up isn't my thing either. We're equal opportunity around here. I cook. They clean :)

Joanna - Everyone's welcome to share Thanksgiving, American or not. Come on over...we'll have plenty. And we'll make room on the sofa, too.

Linda - I come from a family of huggers. And one of my grandmothers is quite a kisser, too.

Jennifer - Less than a week to wait!
Carol Kilgore said…
Ann - Thanks, Ann. Hope your weekend is warm and wonderful.

Elizabeth - I've had years like that, so I know the feeling. You'll survive :)

Terry - That's wonderful. It will be a special Thanksgiving for your family.

Alex - Fine by me ... check with your personal #2 first - LOL.

Lydia - Aw, thanks. Life's way too short not to laugh.

Laura - Are you sure you're ready for that :) It will be a special Thanksgiving for you, too. Enjoy!
irishoma said…
What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for!
And Thank you for having such a cool blog.
Donna V.
Joanne said…
Good food, company and conversations around the dining room table ... It's a wonderful time :)

Happy Friday to you ...
RaShelle said…
Hi Carol - Yes, a big thanks for our blessings, AND I'd like to add, a chance to see Harry Potter. Eeep - so excited. LOL =D
Summer Ross said…
Perfect list for this week- you know I waited all week for this list. LOL

Have a great weekend.
Carol Kilgore said…
Donna - I'm glad you enjoy visiting here :)

Joanne - Some of our conversations get a little bizarre ... but it's all good! Happy Friday back :)

RaShelle - Oh yeah :) Big week all the way around.

Summer - Wow. You made my day! Happy Weekend :)
Maryann Miller said…
Great list. And I am so thankful for you and all the other blogger friends I have met this year.

We will not be doing the traditional Thanksgiving this year. Kid are scattered and some are going to in-laws, so we are meeting the rest at a restaurant and then going to a movie. In some ways I am glad for the break from the kitchen, but I will miss cooking the dinner. It is my favorite dinner of all.
Holly Ruggiero said…
Clean up? Am I missing something? I don't think this would make my list.
Talli Roland said…
I'm thankful for you, too, Carol -- and the time you take to visit and comment on my blog!
Carol Kilgore said…
Maryann - Enjoy being a lady of leisure on Turkey Day :) And have fun at the movie.

Holly - Mostly someone besides me cleans, and they have my highest regards. I'm a messy cook and a lousy cleaner-upper.

Talli - Aww. I love your blog. Are you so excited you can't sleep yet?
I know it's still a week away, and I had my Thanksgiving last month; but I'm grateful for you!
Chris Phillips said…
Alex took my jab at the Lions. I like how you combines huggs and squabbles as pretty much the same thing.
Glynis Jolly said…
I really like your list. If it was mine, I'd probably change #4 and #8 around. (No one has ever said I'm a neat freak.)
notesfromnadir said…
Turkey & stuffing! Yes, giving thanks, & more turkey & stuffing! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Elspeth - Thank you, and the same for you. You can come here and have Thanksgiving again!

Chris - Thanks for visiting the Tiki Hut. Hugs, squabbles...sort of at the opposite ends of the same timeline. Do the Lions ever win?

Glynis - Hmmm...maybe.

Lisa - Yes!
Arlee Bird said…
That pretty well covers things for most of us.

I stay home for Thanksgiving so I don't have the travel hassles.
And no one in the family gathering usually watches football.
I think I'll substitute those two with Oyster Dressing and Sweet Potato casserole with Marshmallows.

Tossing It Out
Talei said…
Thank you Carol! I totally agree. We should be thankful of our blessings. I am truly. And I'm very thankful for meeting lovely friends through writing and blogging!! ;) xx
Because of all the crazy hours my family must keep, we're doing a Thanksgiving/Christmas combo sometime early in December. I liked Maryann's idea, too.

I do miss the gatherings we had and Grandparents when I was little, though. Life was much simpler.

I hope that your is great!
Carol Kilgore said…
Arlee - Whatever works for you. I love how we're all different yet still alike. Have a wonderful holiday YOUR way :)

Talei - I've met so many lovely people, too. It's a blessing.

WordsCrafter - Our family has had it's share of combined and missed holidays. And others where some or all the rest of the family is elsewhere. We, somehow, carry on and do what we have to do. It makes us more keenly aware of how precious these times are when we do share them with others.
And on top of everything else, Carol, you've won a 2011 Writing Planner from my blog giveaway. Congratulations!

Please send me your mailing address to patriciastoltey (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll put the planner in the mail.

Thanks for entering.
Carol Kilgore said…
Ooh, very, VERY cool :)
Thanks, Patricia. I can't wait to receive it.
Anonymous said…
Great list, Carol. Thank you for your blog and the smiles it brings. :)