Saturday, November 01, 2008


Dear Invisible Friends, this is my 500th post.

To celebrate, I'm offering a sussy. A surprise. A gift for you.

How do you enter to win? Well, as Thanksgiving is coming up (Please get off the floor. You knew this was coming. Up. Up now. Come on.), just leave a comment with your favorite memory from Thanksgiving. It can be the worst Thanksgiving, the best, the time your sister delivered her baby as you said grace...whatever you like. Whoever leaves the best one will get a terrific sussy!

And now, it's my turn to say thanks.

First, I want to thank Ingrid from Baseball, baking and books for giving me the Kreativ Blogger award. She's a wonderful lady and you should all go visit her right now!

I'd like to pass this on to eight of my creative blogging Invisible friends:

1) Marie

2) Pam

3) Two Peas and a Pod

4) Noble Pig

5) Grace

6) Clumbsy

7) Emily

8) Katherine

Speaking of Katherine, I have to thank Katerine for giving me the Chocoholic award. If you haven't visited her blog, you've got to go. She comes up with the coolest recipes!

Now, I'd like to pass this on to some of the sweetest gals I know:

1) Corianne

2) Jane

3) Lisa

4) Candy

5) Laurie

6) Dee

7) Veronica

And I have to thank Kelly for the delightful sussy she sent me earlier this week! Let me tell you, those treats won't last long in my house!

Also, dear Invisible Friends, I have a question for you. Do you want me to continue writing scary stories? I figured you would be in the mood for Christmas and Thanksgiving type tales, but it is thrilling to be scared. Tell me what you want below!

We have a fun week coming up, Invisible Friends. We have a new dancehall dreamers, a new Miss Pickles, a tasty beef stew and bran muffins and more fun. So stay tuned!


jenjen said...

Congratulations on your awards Duckie -- you sure do deserve them! I can't believe that you have posted 500 times. That is amazing!

Ok -- My most memorable Thanksgiving was when I moved away from my family and was feeling lonely and then my family all flew out to my house for Thanksgiving. I think it was the first time I really made the entire meal and it was such fun! Then we all had a family picture taken. It turned out that it was the last family picture that we did before my Dad passed away. So it was wonderful that we were all able to be together at that time!

I hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for being such a positive and wonderful part of my life!

noble pig said...

Thank you, thank you!

Best memory...when my aunt's water broke at Thanksgiving dinner with her fifth child.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Ooooo...I love a good bran muffin! Will be waiting for that recipe! And Congrats on your wonderful awards!! You deserve them all!
500?? !! Wow! How long have you been doing this? That's impressive!
Hmmmmm, not sure if this memory will count, but....drum roll, was the day I arrived into this big old world! My Mom never let me forget how she missed out on that Thanksgiving dinner she'd worked so hard to prepare, and the pumpkin pie that turned our perfect, the first time ever! Since blessing the world that day with my presence...I've been giving Thanks each and every day of my life, because I, myself feel so blessed!

Marie said...

Congrats on your 500th post Duckie and on the wonderful awards you have received, very well deserved too, I might add!!! Thanks so much for sharing one of them with me! I am just thrilled to be counted as a winner with you!! (((hugs)))

As for Thanksgiving memory . . . I have so many. I have always loved preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for my family and friends. Of course it is a lot of work as you may know. Now that I work as a Chef for an American family I have to cook Thanksgiving dinner for them up at the big house, so not too many get cooked here at home. My most memorable one was the very first one I cooked up there. Their black lab ate the sweet potatoes the minute my back was turned. (I was not on to his greedy tricks yet . . . lesson number one learned . . . don't turn your back on a greedy lab) Lesson two came when I thought I could take a break and pop home for lunch in the middle of the afternoon and I burnt the turkey. That turkey was soooo huge that I had to have the oven rack on the very bottom of the stove. I returned after about an hour to smell something burning and yes, it was the turkey! Talk about panic. Not a great impression when you have only been working for them for a couple of months and it being the very first holiday dinner you have cooked for them! with 25 hungry people waiting we had to rush around and find a couple of smaller turkeys to cook in a hurry so that we could have enough to go around. Although it was burnt on the bottom, it did look rather pretty sitting on the sideboard though, with lots of parsley stuffed around the edges at the bottom to hide my mistake! As the Mrs said to me (I was very tearful when I told her what had happened) "It wouldn't be Thanksgiving unless something happened to the turkey!" Lesson two, it is much better to cook several smaller turkeys rather than one huge one!

Cynthia's Blog said...

We were expats in Malaysia 2006. I spent 50.00 USD on a turkey.
4.00 on a can of pumpkin.
My yeast for the rolls failed twice.
Then a Malaysian Chinese fellow pulled the rug out from under our feet and had his own Thanksgiving and invited all of our prospective guests (hellooow,,you are Not an American!).
It was the three of us lonely folks for Thanksgiving that day. We were missing our college age kids who were in the USA. We were so homesick that day.
Oh, and my poor 8th grader was forced to do detention at school. I was seriously irked at the Principal, a Canadian.

Jane said...

Hi Duckie, congratulations on your awards and thank you for the chocoholic award perfect for me! As we don't celebrate thanksgiving in England my favourite memory comes from Christmas. For many years we went to both sets of parents with all the friction it caused morning at one house and afternoon at the other. Then Emily arrived and we said no, this christmas you can all come to us. Bliss! Still had to keep them seperate morning and afternoon as they didn't get on, but it was lovely to be at home. Again after many years travelling to my parents for Christmas they are coming to us this year. It will be lovely to be at home and i am so excited. Jane x

Kitty M said...

Congrats Duckie that's real committment with your 500th post well done and hope you had a great Halloween week - Kisses Kitty

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 500th and your awards ;)

Lucy said...

Congrats on your awards!!! 500th POST WOW!!! Your stories always put a smile on me ;)

The only thing I can think of, was the time my SIL (now ex) presented a beautiful looking turkey only to find the cavity was stuffed w/the original package still inside... she never cleaned it YUK!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Thank you so very much my duck dear friend! You know something sad? We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Portugal... :(

Mary Ann said...

Great end to the story down below! Loved it!

My favorite Thanksgiving was the one that I spent in Tallinn, Estonia, because it was only then that I truly realized all the many things I have to be grateful for. I didn't spend the entire day eating and I was spending my time giving to others. It was a great year.

Michelle said...

Oh congrats on your 500th post!! I have a ways to go to hit that one. :)

My memorable Thanksgiving is the one year my mother couldn't be there (she was out of the country at the time) and my sister and I had to bake the turkey. Everything was going wonderfully, all the side dishes were prepared successfully until we started smelling melted plastic. My father crinkled his nose and asked where that smell was coming from. We pulled out the turkey and, well, no one told us the giblets, neck and liver and all those goodies were in a bag!! :) Never again.

Michelle :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 500th and your awards.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 500th and thanks for thinking of me! I love all your stories so you pick.

Emiline said...

Wheeeee! Thanks for the award, you blonde duck.

Congrats on 500! Holy cow! When did you start blogging?
I see.... I'm such a newbie.

Okay. My favorite Thanksgiving memory is a short one, but it's funny.

My older sister was examining our Thanksgiving turkey. Reading the package, she said, "Tom Turkey.... do they always name each turkey every year?"

Ingrid said...

Hey, you're welcome! You have a terrific blog!

I would like to read the rest of Twirl, pretty please!

Every Thanksgiving with my family is special. I can't really think of one thing in particular as being a standout. Last year my Honey and I made Thanksgiving dinner by ourselves from start to finish; a first for both of us! (My mom and dad moved away.)

raining sheep said...

Well, Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, however different time same thing. My most fond memory is when I decided to make a turkey dinner for my friends...I had never made a turkey before and did not defrost it in time...we did not eat dinner till like 10:30 at night because the turkey took forever to bake...we got really drunk though because instead of eating we just drunk until 10:30. All 6 of my friends stayed the night. It was actually funny and we still talk and laugh about it.

Pam said...

Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing it on to me. I like your scary stories but fun Christmas ones would be good too. Mostly, I want more Twirl please!

Grace said...

flanks for passing that award on to me--i like being your invisible friend 'cause you give me things. :)
meanwhile, bring on the holiday stories!

Maria said...

Thanks for the award!! You are the best!! Please keep writing!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Aww duckie, thank you so're one of my bestest invisible blogging buddies!

Prairie Girl said...

wow 500 posts - I'm impressed!!

Thanks so much for the blog visit - I will be sure to return to yours as well!

Oh and favorite Thanksgiving? Well, being Canadian, ours just passed, but I'd have to say it would have been this one. Our first Thanksgiving with our daughter. And her first try at turkey. The look on her face was priceless!

Cakelaw said...

Copngratulations on your 500th post and your awards! Well deserved.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I can't link to any of these gals!

Laurie said...

I tried posting a comment to you a few times the past few days.. it's so nice to see your up and running again! :) Thank you for thinking of me and passing that sweet award my way.. you are a doll to think of me!! A big bear hug to you!!

Lori said...

Anything but scary stuff! I m a wimp

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