Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016

Gene, Leo, and Robert at Starbucks
When I woke this morning and went out to start my Thanksgiving Day, I knew I needed coffee first thing. (I admit to my addictions.) Since Avellino's is closed for the day, I headed over to the local Starbucks, because I knew they would be open. And who showed up but three of my regular Avellino visitors, Gene, Leo, and Robert. I couldn't stay to visit for long, however, because I had signed up to attend a special Gratitude yoga class.
Ingela at Yoga Northwest
Ingela, the founder of Yoga Northwest, an Iyengar style yoga studio, hosted a special yoga class today to benefit the Lighthouse Mission, where a meal costs $2.05 per person, and we donated at least $20 each for the class, all of which goes to the Mission. The studio was packed, and we then had Ingela's instruction for an hour and a half before heading back to our own homes, families, and dinner preparations. As I told Ingela, I had avoided taking her class, because I heard she is very hard. But I really enjoyed her instruction and won't shy away any longer.
My plate for our own special meal
For our own Thanksgiving meal, we were gifted with some of the best sockeye salmon I have ever tasted, from my fisherman friend Gene, along with new potatoes which, to my surprise, are purple, along with a complete roasted romanesco cauliflower, a delicata squash casserole, kale salad and bruschetta garlic bread from the Great Harvest Bread Company.
Me getting ready to toast our incredible feast
As I got ready to toast our scrumptious meal, SG captured this picture of me. He's got one of those iPhone6s phones, which actually (in regular picture mode) captured several frames of me lifting my glass of wine and smiling. This is the only one that came forward, though. I wish all of you, all my dear friends, the very best of days, and please accept my thanks for being such good, good friends. Blessings all around as I hoist my glass to toast a great year ahead.
:-)

17 comments:

  1. i am toasting to you and smart guy - and gene, leo, robert, and all of your friends who you've shared here. blessings to all of you - and most specially to you, djan.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving, DJan! Lifting a toast right back at you.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I had a glass of wine today, oh boy was I tipsy:)

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  4. Great eats. Happy thanksgiving to you.

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  5. It appears you had a great day of thanksgiving and feasting.

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  7. Boy, does that ever look delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. Here, here....I 2nd your toast and drink to friendships, good food, happiness. In the days ahead.

    You look mighty happy and contented there, Ms. D J!!!

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  9. Excellent dinner! I like that purple potato sitting next to the colorful salmon and veggies. Like your cloth napkins and tablecloth, too. Very nice.

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  10. What a great idea for your yoga class to help the homeless. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks scrumptious. Looks like you had a great day!

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  11. I'm assuming Gene plays Santa somewhere? LOL Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

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  12. How nice to see your coffee friends at Starbucks! And what a wonderful meal. So glad to know you. :)

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  13. That meal looks amazing and not belly busting which is perfect. So glad you had such a great day.

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  14. It sounds like a fabulous day, Jan. Blessings to you!

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  15. What a colorful and healthy looking feast! I can see you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  16. It all looks yummy! Happy late Thanksgiving, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. I'm always so thankful for your encouragement and cheerful comments that always add just light and happiness to start off my day. I can see what a wonderful meal you had. It looks healthy and delicious. The yoga sounds fulfilling spiritually too.

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