Wednesday, November 21, 2018


I know the sign says "pie," and I am a fan of pie, but yesterday my thanks was for cheesecake. The specific cheesecake was made by my colleague, Tom, cheesecake maker extraordinaire. Despite the fact that I have been retired for over five years -- amazing! -- I returned to my former workplace for a Thanksgiving luncheon and somewhat to my surprise I was completely at home with my colleagues. Yes, there were unfamiliar faces and some people sat in different places, but around every turn there was a familiar face and one I was so glad to see.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude. Thankful for family, for colleagues and high school classmates, graduate school friends and those I've met blogging and via Facebook. There were those I met for the first time in far corners of the world after years of comments traded back and forth. College friends, neighborhood friends and synagogue friends. I'm grateful for the "new" friends,  Weight Watcher and yoga buddies. Around New York, New England and England, Australia and Tennessee, we've pondered the universe over endless cups of coffee and shared laughter and conversation. I can't imagine my life without all of you. I can't imagine my life without any of you.  

 Tom's renowned cheesecakes.
The top cake is pumpkin and the missing piece is the one that went on my plate.
 #absolutely delicious

Every wish, my dear blog friends, for a day of gratitude and happiness.
Happy Thanksgiving



happy thanksgiving.

Donna said...

I am so grateful to the Lord for you! So thankful to get to meet! I cherish our time together! My heart is filled with gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving to you too Carol!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Thanksgiving. The cheesecake looks and sounds absolutely wonderful!

Sra. Tincher said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Carol, and thank you for sharing your life with us via your blog. Blessings!

Theresa said...

What a wonderful time with your friends! Have a blessed day AFTER Thanksgiving dear friend, HUGS!

Mimi said...

Many thanks for you, too. I love that your blog has been a window to places I'll never get to see in person. Happy holidays!

Terra said...

How good you can go back to your work place with pleasure. I still have lunch with my former colleagues, away from the work place though. I am happily staying away from the building, we all are retired and agree on that. The cheese cake looks delicious.