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FlaGator
11-27-2008, 07:48 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! It's near freezing as the end of the coldest November on record in Florida draws near. I guess this doesn't bode well for December. Looks like I have a whole day of turkey, ham and football in store for me today and hopefully a long nap the sofa.

TOTD: (You had to know that this was coming.) I sit here this morning at my dinning room table and I give thanks to the Lord for the 3 Fs - my faith, my family and my friends (both local and online) because without those things in my life the rest wouldn't matter. What are you thankful for today and when you say your blessings over you Thanksgiving meal who are what wiill be in your heart.


P.S. Keep the people of Mumbai in your prayers today!

linda22003
11-27-2008, 07:50 AM
Good topic, FG. I'm grateful for the same things, and more. Life is good, and only seems to get better as time goes on. Once the 401(k)s are back to normal, all will be well in Lindaland.

OK, I'm off to make frosting for a spice cake. Both made from scratch. That's what my husband is grateful for: a wife who can cook, and does.

submarinepainter
11-27-2008, 08:11 AM
I hope everyone has a Wonderful Turkey Day !!! God Bless you all

megimoo
11-27-2008, 08:13 AM
"Oh Yum Freeze-Dried Turkey And Green Beans Re-Hydrated with Warm Distilled Urine !"

Astronauts share freeze-dried Thanksgiving feast

a NASA food technologist, explains Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Houston's Johnson Space
Slideshow: Space Shuttle Play Video Video: National Forecast weather.com Play Video Video: Elliot's Elaboration - Elliot Abrams AccuWeather HOUSTON The smoked turkey is ready to be heated up. All the freeze-dried green beans and cornbread dressing need are water injections before they're served.

Like millions of Americans, the seven Endeavour astronauts and three space station crew members were enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. But unlike families on Earth, they'll be floating not sitting down for their feast at the joined space shuttle-international space station complex, some 220 miles above.

"Happy Thanksgiving to the entire crew," Mission Control radioed up, after playing the Electric Light Orchestra's "Hold on Tight" as a wake-up song.

Astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper radioed back, "We give thanks for what we have and never stop dreaming."

It was going to be an early Thanksgiving meal for the nine U.S. astronauts and single Russian cosmonaut, with the last candied yam likely eaten before the Detroit Lions score their first touchdown.

The shuttle astronauts have to do some last-minute packing before they say goodbye to the station crew and close the hatch between Endeavour and the space station Thursday afternoon.

The space shuttle is set to undock from the space station early Friday and return to Florida on Sunday, completing a 16-day mission.

"It's going to be sad tomorrow to see our ... friends leave," station commander Mike Fincke said Wednesday night. "But it will be a happy Thanksgiving."

It is somewhat unusual for shuttle and station crews to eat a meal together, given their different schedules and various chores. The crew members will take several precautions for the meal keeping fire extinguishers and gas masks in the dining area, for instance.

"So, if anything happens when they're all sitting in one place, you don't have to run in all the wrong directions to grab all the equipment you need," said flight director Holly Ridings.

The astronauts also will be given time to talk to friends and relatives on the ground during their morning off-duty time.

Meanwhile, the mission's other tasks are winding down.

The shuttle and station crews finished their last major job Wednesday zipping up a huge space station crate and loading it back onto Endeavour.

Astronauts used the space station's robot arm to latch onto the giant canister that had held new equipment for the space station. Among the home improvement items delivered more than a week ago: a bathroom, kitchenette, two bedrooms, exercise equipment, and a system that purifies urine, sweat and condensation into drinking water. All is needed to double the space station's population to six next year.

Flight controllers had considered having the stubborn urine-recycling piece of the $154 million water system return to Earth. The urine processor had shut down during several days of test runs.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081127/ap_on_sc/space_shuttle;_ylt=AsElLWvw1hg1EukyaEzkE9us0NUE

hampshirebrit
11-27-2008, 08:19 AM
Happy TG day, folks.

I'm having a good time this week. I've been in a five star hotel in Scotland all week for our annual g2g with our customer. Today, I have that rarest of rare things, a billable day at leisure. Life is pretty good.

TOTD

I'm thankful for the friends I have and the ability to travel with them for work and play. .

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 10:08 AM
Happy Thanksgiving CU'ers!

I'm thankful for my family, my job, my home, and my friends (at home and at CU).

Most of today will be taken up with food and family and football. Catch you later.

SarasotaRepub
11-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all the CUers wherever you may be today.

My aunt&uncle are in Jamaica and I sure wouldn't mind being there too! :D

Everyone have a very pleasant day filled with good food, family, and friends!

SR & SLW

asdf2231
11-27-2008, 11:23 AM
I am thankful that we are doing well and are in good health.

That's all we ask and more than we hope for. :)

lurkalot
11-27-2008, 11:42 AM
I am thankful for having so many blessings I cannot count them all. :)

Zeus
11-27-2008, 01:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7TJ4WGrIE0&eurl=http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/faith-beliefs/15353-anyone-care-share-what-they-thankful.html


Well I've been called a self-made man
Girl don't you believe it's true
I know exactly how lucky I am
When I'm gettin' this close to you
It's high time I'm giving some praise
To those that got me where I am today


Chorus
I got to thank momma for the cookin'
Daddy for the whuppin'
The devil for the trouble that I get into
I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you


A strong heart and a willing hand
That's the secret to my success
A good woman... I try to be a good man
A good job Lord I know I've been blessed
I'm just a part of a greater plan
It doesn't matter which part I am


Chorus


I got to thank momma for the teachin'
Daddy for the preachin'
The devil for the trouble that I get into
I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you


Momma, Daddy, the devil
Yeah I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you


I thank momma
I thank daddy
The devil
I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you

M21
11-27-2008, 01:26 PM
Happy Thanksgiving my friends. Not enough snow to go skiing and not enough water to go kayaking. :(

TOTD: I'm thankful that when I cried out to God our Father "Don't give up on me", He didn't and that He also didn't give me what I deserved at the moment I deserved it.

Have a great weekend.

Gingersnap
11-27-2008, 02:36 PM
It's cloudy and cold here. Like M21 has said, not enough snow here yet to go skiing (or to go anyplace a sane person want to go skiing). I'm just about ready to pop the turkey in the oven (we eat later on T-Day).

TOTD: I'm just plain grateful. When I think of all the awful things that could (and probably should) have happened to me over the years, I'm just plain grateful that the Lord has one hack of a sense of humor. :D

RobJohnson
11-27-2008, 02:43 PM
Happy Thanksgiving.

TOTD: The biggest blessing is that I was able to move closer to my mom. She has surgery next week and I live less then a mile from her now. Before it was like 1700 miles. I am also thankful that yesterday we had rain.....No freaking ice or snow!!!

I also live close enough to be lurkalot's publicity manager! :D

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 02:53 PM
Happy Thanksgiving.

TOTD: The biggest blessing is that I was able to move closer to my mom. She has surgery next week and I live less then a mile from her now. Before it was like 1700 miles. I am also thankful that yesterday we had rain.....No freaking ice or snow!!!

I also live close enough to be lurkalot's publicity manager! :D

So, has the constract for the.....you-know-what - cream been signed? When will we see the commercials?

RobJohnson
11-28-2008, 01:08 AM
So, has the constract for the.....you-know-what - cream been signed? When will we see the commercials?

I am not allowed to tell you what deals "are" or "are not" in the works. :D