Happy Thanksgiving From Home Ec 101

Ivy says:

Well, it’s the big day! I hope we’ve helped you prepare for it. I hope you all have a wonderful day, whether you’re cooking for a houseful of people or you’re enjoying the day with just your immediate family. And if you’re not an American, happy Thursday!

Heather and I are thankful today (well, and every other day, but today, especially so) for each and every one of you readers. We thank you for your comments and encouragement. We thank you for your emails. Thank you for the Stumble love and all the link love. Thanks for putting us on your blogrolls and lists of favorite sites. Thank you for putting us in your feed readers and subscribing to us in email. Each and every one of you are helping us to spread the message we have for the world- teaching people to run a home effectively and with some frugality. We certainly do appreciate all of your support.

On a more personal note, I’m especially thankful today. I’m thankful first to God, who has made all that I have and all that I am. I thank God for the people in my life and the love that He shows me. I’m thankful for my family, who loves me unconditionally, even when I screw up. I’m thankful for my husband who not just puts up with me, but supports me in all that I do. I’m thankful to my mom whose homemaking skills have me beat any day of the week- but her love and support has brought me to where I am.

And I’m most especially thankful to Heather. People who have read this blog since the beginning know my struggles with depression. Heather has picked me up and carried me when I needed it, and has been a good enough friend to hit me with the truth about how I deal with it. She’s been supportive and just generally the best friend I could have through some of the darkest times of my life. Thank you, Heather. I don’t know that I have the words for how much I love, respect, and admire you.

Home Eccers, I’d love to hear what you are thankful for.

Edit: One more thing. I normally would not do this, but I’m really feeling called to do so. This young family is about to lose their home. Their friend is trying to help them raise enough money to save it. If you have a dollar, 5 dollars, 10 dollars- whatever- to spare, please consider donating. There’s an update post with a ticker showing how much they’ve raised right here. I’ve recieved a lot of help from my friends in family in my time, and I think about how that could be my family, had I not been so lucky as I am. There but by the grace of God go I. Anyway, please consider donating. Even a dollar helps.


  1. Diaper Cake Becca on November 28, 2008 at 3:29 am

    I am thankful to have my family and to have a business that is still keeping its head above water during these economically tough times! I am thankful for my good health and the good health of my children and husband. I am thankful for the opportunities we are given every day. I am thankful for the life lessons of the past year that have taught me that it isn’t money that we should be working for…..but, instead, the moments that will create memories for our children. I live for my children…..we all do.

    I am most fortunate to have a bit extra (not much, really, just a bit) to put towards the family in need. As a nation we should all be thankful that we are given the chance to work together to do great things as a big unit…..when, alone, we could not accomplish much.

    I believe in Karma and that all good deeds are rewarded, eventually. Do some good and it will come back to you in spades. Do the good not for the reward but to give someone else a moment of relief and happiness and salvation. Do the good so that your heart can be refilled with the human spirit. Especially this time of year.

    The politicians may promise and the pastors may preach…..but it is us, the sheep, that get the big stuff done. United we are so great. I am thankful to live in a nation that allows us the choice and chance to unite with one another even though we may never meet.

    We have so much to be thankful for……

  2. Shynea on November 28, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. Reading this post inspired me to write a post on my own blog for what I am thankful for. I love your website and I continue to visit it several times a week.

  3. Charlotte on November 28, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Happy Turkey Day and I think it is wonderful that you are trying to help spread the word about the family in need! My family has been helped out of terrible financial calamity by dear friends as well so I know how it feels. I am thankful to have a couple of dollars to donate.

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