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November 22, 2012


My original Thanksgiving plan was to give you all cookies. Sadly, that was not possible due to my current physical limitations. In its place I am presenting the above surrealistic still life and rebus!

I fully acknowledge my spotty posting record of late, and I apologize for it. But that’s all I can do … until I recover fully it’s just got to be that way. What have I got to be thankful for, then? I’m thankful because even on the crickets-filled days between posts, I have readers! At least 50 to 100 every single day … from all over the world!


So, until I’m up and running — and posting again about places, projects and gardening — all I can do is thank each and every reader for stopping by. Without you RR is nothing.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. RUTH permalink
    November 22, 2012 7:15 am

    Thank ewe, Reuben!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 22, 2012 4:28 pm

      No, thank ewe — Happy Thanksgiving, Ruth!

  2. November 22, 2012 7:52 am

    Get well soon !

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 22, 2012 4:27 pm

      Have a great holiday, Gwen, and thanks!

  3. carol permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:12 am

    Your spirit is appreciated whether a new post is in the in- box ,or not. Hope you feel up to par soon!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 22, 2012 4:26 pm

      Thanksamillion, Carol. Happy holiday!

  4. November 22, 2012 9:13 am

    Yes, get well soon. But, after your recovery, you will have much work. You will send me a box of cookie to France, ha ha ha ! Big hug to you !

  5. Mary permalink
    November 22, 2012 3:22 pm

    Happy Thansgiving, Reuben. Good to see you are back. Get well!

    • November 22, 2012 3:30 pm

      To be thankful…now even that is something to be thankful for. Enjoy the holiday and thanks for checking in. I look forward to your recovery! Happy Thanksgiving.

      • reubix1 permalink*
        November 22, 2012 4:24 pm

        Thanks, Lori! Have a great day yourself ….

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 22, 2012 4:25 pm

      Thanks, Mary, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  6. November 22, 2012 4:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great day full of love and thanks, and cranberry sauce (my favorite) and whatever else you like. ( You can have whatever you like….) Amazing how much those pieces of wood look like a turkey. I just scanned the image and thought, “Oh, a turkey!” and then went to look back after I read the text and realized it was just some lovely bits of wood. 🙂

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 22, 2012 4:36 pm

      HA! Haven’t you had some turkey that tasted of wood? I have … ol’ dried out, sawdust-tasting bird … now I wish I had made a turkey out of my wood junk … you’re always one step ahead of me! I love cranberry, too, but it’s got to be homemade, and very tart, with maybe some ginger and jalapeño in it! Oh, my other requirement is mincemeat pie … which we will have because I took measures to ensure it. Thanks for the good wishes, MM, and I hope you and the hub have a great day!

      • November 22, 2012 7:20 pm

        I have had that dried-out Thanksgiving turkey, and I don’t know that there is anything sadder. You wait all year for that one special, amazing meal, and it’s terrible. So sad.
        See, I only mess with the Ocean Spray cranberry sauce that you plop out of the can and it has the rings on it, this is TRADITION and it must be so. I’ll eat the other stuff the rest of the year, but on Thanksgiving? Yeah. I also made a chocolate pecan pie and a persimmon pudding and nothing else, because I’m having T-Day over at someone else’s house for the first time in a long time, so we’ll see how that goes. Your mincemeat pie sounds awesome, btw, and now I’m inspired to try one for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving!

      • reubix1 permalink*
        November 22, 2012 7:31 pm

        I used to love the plop cranberry sauce, too… until I did a cranberry sauce contest for the local newspaper and found out how easy it was to make. Believe me you will not go back … then I found out about the flavor twists and I was gone! I was the weird kid who loved Brussels sprouts and lima bean and mincemeat pie … it’s so winey and dark and complex, you gotta try it, it’s amazing! All our best!

  7. Dave in Toronto permalink
    November 23, 2012 4:42 pm

    Hang in there, Reuben. We all can’t wait for you to get back in business. Great still-life!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 23, 2012 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Dave! Happy Thanksgiving, up there.

  8. carol permalink
    November 24, 2012 2:34 am

    Reuben, just so you know, ha ha, Canada had (and always has) their Thanksgiving Day in October.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 24, 2012 2:47 am

      Thanks, Carol for the tip-off! … When Dave commented I was too embarrassed to ask if they celebrated in Toronto. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

  9. November 24, 2012 10:17 pm

    Good to see you at work again. Take it slow, we’ll be here. Warm holiday wishes to you and Paul and the pups.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 24, 2012 11:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Denise … I actually went out and visited with one of my favorite local picker/salvagers/purveyors of fine junk today … it was great until pain and panic set in and I had to get home and hit the couch again. Still, I was out for an hour or so, which is something for me right now! Paul, et al, send Happy Holidays wishes in return. Reuben

  10. Vickie Perez permalink
    November 25, 2012 5:00 am

    Am so glad to see you posting some. These little improvements in healing will become larger and larger bits until one day you will not come home from an outing in such a state. And how I do know how that feels!!! It’s so damn scary! I bet there was a day that you didn’t think that your couch would be such a friend after an outing. Who’s your favorite spot? Just curious… Don’t do much rambling these days. That’s Tom’s domain. Can’t have both of us dragging stuff home. I know that you and all above had a great Tday.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 25, 2012 5:23 am

      Hey, Vickie! … I know your words are true and based on experience … the hardest part for me is not overstepping the ‘feel good’ moments because then I overdo it, then I’m immobilized for days.

      As for the fave spot we visited, it was Stephen Penn’s amazing spot on Jurupa (6009 Jurupa Ave. Riverside, CA 92504) … Pass up the army surplus store and head to the end of the building to fenced-in area (you may recognize some things of mine there from my last sale).

      Our Tday was great, spent at a neighbor’s… a really nice dinner! Most of all we’re thankful for all our great friends, both near and far.

  11. Vickie Perez permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:19 am

    Hey back at Ya! It’s just a shame that they made that fine line so damn fine that we have trouble seeing it and then it whips around us to beat our butts.

    I wondered if I guessed right. Going by past statements. Still haven’t made it there either. I just can’t get my leash to strectch to far, I guess. Tom goes by there when he goes to our friend’s shop just down a bit. I think he stopped by there in the past.

    Glad to know that you boys got properly stuffed for Tday. So totally agree about being thankful for friends. After losing 3 family members and 3 friends this year it tends to help one appreciate the ones still with us.

    Although the friends that gave us this “Oh I’m such a cute puppy” who thinks she should do all she wants, might be slipping a bit. She’s a brat with 4 legs. Being a blend of 2 very smart breeds she thinks she can out think Tom and I when it comes to the house rules. When she’s called on the carpet for a blow it you can she her trying to think how she’s going to get around us. It’s very hard to correct her when you’re laughing at her! Oh well, she is also such a love. One of us will survive…………..

    • reubix1 permalink*
      November 26, 2012 4:39 am

      Hi, V; It certainly is a fine line and yes, the butt does indeed get beat afterwards! Friends, human and furry, try us don’t they? Still, we gotta have ’em. Thanks for being a friend. Hello to Tom!

  12. Vickie Perez permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:57 am

    And I’m so very blessed with them. Isn’t it “funny” how some of them come into our lives? And some folks make it very easy to care for them. Like you and Paul. Will deliver message to His Highness.

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