Thursday, November 26, 2009

Second Annual A to Z Thanksgiving Giveaway!

For Thanksgiving, let's play a little game, one we played around the Thanksgiving table when I was a kid. At the end of this post I'll name something starting with an "A" that I'm thankful for. If you're the first to comment, tell us something you're thankful for that starts with an "B." Second comment, something starting with a "C." (I'm pretty sure you're smart enough to figure out the remaining 23 steps!)

Feel free to post as many times as you'd like, but don't post twice in a row. Traffic might be low today since it's a holiday. Can we get to "Z" before the day is through? Let's try!

If you cross-post and more than one person uses the same letter, no problem--it's a good day to be extra-thankful.

And to sweeten the deal...whoever completes our alphabet with "Z" will get some sort of yummy home-baked treat from me. I'll contact you to find out what you'd like. (Be sure I have a way to get in touch with you.)

Remember, no posting twice in a row. I'll plan to come on and post a "Y" comment so that anyone is free to post "Z."

Let's get started!

A: I'm thankful for...
Awesome friends, both in-person and virtual. Happy Thanksgiving to my blog buddies!

32 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm thankful for Books, and my ability to read and write them, especially as I've been under the weather for a few weeks. (I'm also thankful for Blogs and the way they let me make new friends all over the world.)

Jennifer said...

I'm thankful for Cabbage Casserole. Sounds wierd, but it's a family favorite that my G'ma made every year. She passed away in July, so it's extra special to us this year!

Scriptor Senex said...

I'm thankful for Daughters (and sons, of course).

beckiwithani said...

I'm thankful for Edamame, my daughter's favorite food.

SciFi Mama said...

Family. I'm thankful for the wonderful family I have been given. Both the family I was born into and the family I have created with my closest friends. Either way, they're all family.

Jennifer said...

I'm thankful for grandparents. I'm still blessed to have two of them in my life for my children to know!

Laurel said...

I'm thankful for the Humor that comes out of life.

Leslie said...

I'm thankful for ISSUES...without them, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

ICE: Keeps my drink cold!

(*I* is HARD! lol)

The Clines said...

I'm thankful for Jesus.

TesoriTrovati said...

H
I am thankful for the new HOME that my family will be moving into as of December 1st! And I am thankful for the HOUSE that holds all the memories that our family has made for the past 17 years. And I will go out on a limb and say that I am thankful for the HELP that people will be giving me to actually move next week!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Angela said...

Kings of Leon. I'm really enjoying their new album. Music is always good!

Kritter Keeper. Yep, that's what was on the label. It's keeping Paige's fish, 2, alive and happily away from the 2 cats that like to sit and watch him.

beckiwithani said...

I'm thankful for Lemons - my favorite ingredient for almost every dish.

Laurel said...

M's turn...I am thankful for M&M's because they have to be among my favorite candies :-).

Sam said...

I'm thankful for my Norris heritage. Also for Nice weather in November in Yuma (the Y doesn't count).

beckiwithani said...

I'm thankful for Octagons, without which we would have no stop signs - that's chaos in the making!

Megan Fletcher said...

orange. such a pretty color. zesty and full of life. my son's favorite. along with deep reds, purples, and rich browns, it makes a beautiful fall scene.

SciFi Mama said...

Paige. I'm thankful for my little girl.

Laurel said...

Q....I'm thankful the quiet day this Thanksgiving ended up being :-).

addhumorandfaith said...

I'm thankful for my fond memories of the aroma that filled our house when Mama's cooked her delicious ROAST, flavored with worchestershire sauce and garlic!

C. Beth said...

Ooh, we're getting close!! This is my first time on the computer today. If we get to "X" it may take awhile before I come back for the "Y" (unless someone who doesn't care about winning wants to do "Y.") Good luck, all!

Great list so far!

Sasha said...

S. I am thankful for the sun, the moon, and all the wonderful things that God made.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

So thankful for SURVIVING breast cancer!

SciFi Mama said...

Tacos. The meal we had planned for this evening instead of the traditional turkey.

beckiwithani said...

My daughter's Uglydoll, which has kept her company in a Moses basket, crib, and now a big-girl bed.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

VIRTUAL friends!

Laurel said...

Is it still okay to comment...you're so close and quite frankly I would love to be the Z...so, just in case, we're on W...I am so thankful for the stories of Winnie the Pooh :-).

beckiwithani said...

Well, as of an hour ago, it is no longer November 26 in any part of the world ... even at the boundary of the International Date Line, it's now 1 AM on the 27th. But I'm gonna try to put in a comment, anyway!

I'm thankful for the words xi and xu, without which hardcore Scrabble fans would not get nearly as many points.

C. Beth said...

Okay, everyone, thanks for the patience. :) Don't worry, I'll be awarding the prize to the first "Z" poster even though it's no longer Thursday.

Y: I'm thankful for YELLOW. Isn't it such a happy color? It looks terrible on my skin, but I sure do like walking into a yellow room. I think I'd like to paint our powder bath yellow.

All right, y'all. Bring on the Z.

SciFi Mama said...

Zebras! I'm thankful for zebra's and how they make Paige laugh when we watch Madagascar!


yeah!!! Beth's cookies!! YUMMY!!!!

Call Me Cate said...

Too funny - I thought about this post several times yesterday but we were traveling. I didn't even bother checking last night because I was so sure the game was long over. :)

2cats said...

I specifically got out of bed at 2 AM to be the Z. I got online and did everything but become the Z.
Fun game though.

2 Toddlers and Me said...

What a great idea! It's a nice twist that I wish I would have been able to join in on. Sorry I missed it, maybe next year!