Wednesday, November 21, 2012


1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce crème de cacao
1 ounce brandy
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
Whipped cream
Combine Kahlua, creme de cacao, and brandy in a large mug or heat-proof glass. Add one cup of fresh brewed coffee and stir. Top with whipped cream.
Makes 1 drink. 


  1. ALL my appliances work (now about that light switch in bathroom…)
  2. I have a short commute to work this winter.
  3. I don’t have 3 feet of snow to shovel (sorry grandma).
  4. didn't have to deal with no electricity, floods, winds, hurricanes, or tornadoes. THIS year.
  5. My 18 year old is FINALLY mastering deductive reasoning and the principle of cause and effect. It’s only taken…never mind.
  6. That my husband does dishes, laundry, feeds the critters, cooks a fab breakfast, brings me coffee, and cleans (next week, the cat box).
  7. The rancher on the next property finally realized he was missing a bull and 3 cows and came and got them from my pasture—before my dogs went mute from excessive fits of barking.
  8. That there is more than one use for lasagna pans.
  9. That the family Thanksgiving Dinner is at my mom’s house (I did mention I have a large family) and my 2 Wild game potpies and 3 desert pies are all cooked. Whew!
  10. That God gave me a well-developed sense of humor and good friends to handle life’s glitches.

Laughter isn't just good medicine—it’s life’s saving grace.



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sia .. great selection - and it is wonderful when life rolls along quietly without any hiccups, let alone the disasters!

Delighted to hear about the bovine rescue!!

Lucky you not having to host - expect you'll be working hard helping though .. but those potpies and desserts sound very good ..

.. yup the ability to laugh - thank goodness for that .. Happy Thanksgiving and have a lovely time .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And number five made me chuckle.
Have a great Thanksgiving, Sia.

Johanna Garth said...

Great list! I'm thankful you posted that coffee recipe. I think I'll copy it down and serve it to everyone tomorrow :)

Shakespeare said...

Definitely gave me ideas of my own.

I'll have to make a list too... and I think my kids will benefit as well.

Jo said...

Glad the cows and bull were finally rescued. Loved the list.

Have a great Thanksgiving Sia.

Kat Sheridan said...

I'm thankful you posted a recipe for keoke coffee, which sounds divine! And yours is the only list I know that would include cows! Glad they made their way home.

My "thankful" list includes not only my family, but dear friends like you, who give me the most precious gift--laughter. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sia, good list. I am thankful to have the chance to spend the holiday with my family. Happy Thanksgiving.

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sia. That coffee drink sounds delicious.

Carol Kilgore said...

I would be thankful for all those, too. And I'm especially thankful for my sense of humor and good friends.

Talli Roland said...

Happy Thanksgiving! And hey, deductive reasoning is hard to master!