BUSY BUSINESS

I’m so busy

Being busy

At my family business,

That I’m missing

being busy

At my blogging business.

I know you’re busy

being busy

On your special business.

But don’t get too busy

Being busy

To heed the “THANKSGIVING” business!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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24 Responses to BUSY BUSINESS

  1. Now that is a good word! I am very thankful for you. Blessings.

  2. God reminder, Oneta. Love the picture, too – very festive! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
    And if you will be getting together with any children, check out my new children’s book, “From Grumpy to Grateful,” being posted on my blog one day at a time. Last chapter will be posted tomorrow. Feel free to share with one and all.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Oneta—due to flip floppy Covid tests, we’ve opted to err on the side of caution and not head off to Savannah to meet the kids this year— rather we’ll be home for the first tim ever, by ourselves—it will be weird and I was really bummed about it yesterday but I’m keeping calm and carrying on- and that will include cooking on a much smaller scale!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Have a restful day. I remember a Thanksgiving Day when we were alone, a long time ago. Obviously it was not a happy one for me to remember so long. I don’t remember the circumstances but I do know where we lived. We moved from there in 1982. So…a long time. I have taken the happy ones for granted.

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good reminder to heed the thanksgiving business.

  5. atimetoshare.me says:

    So grateful for you, Oneta and your wisdom and inspiration. I hope you and your family shares a wonderful day of thanks together.

  6. Faye says:

    I am so THANKFUL that I can be joyously and abundantly THANKFUL to my Lord without a special day to say it. THANK YOU FATHER and thank you Oneta for joyous posts and for all the rest of the bloggers who enrich my life. THANK YOU ALL.

  7. nickc324 says:

    That’s a lot of “busy” and this is great! Thank you for this and for your blog!

  8. pranabaxom says:

    So colorful.
    Have a nice Thanksgiving Oneta.
    Enjoy with family.
    In thirty plus years, this is the first time we will have Thanksgiving without friends and family.

    • oneta hayes says:

      You probably wrote what I said to Julie above, but just in case you didn’t I will tell this over again. Sometime before 1982 Sammy and I had an “alone” Thanksgiving Day. It made a memory that sticks. I don’t remember the circumstances. Perhaps it was for the good to help me remember those who suffer that day without spouse or family. Be blessed with doing something outstanding to bless others even though the day is different. Weather is supposed to be nice here. Hope yours is. Describe that lovely hike you will likely take. Make it lovely enough to offer the Queen but simple enough to offer me. 😀

      • pranabaxom says:

        No, I did not read your response to Julie before commenting.
        Daughter called in the morning. She was sad that she was going to miss it.
        Took me back many years. My second Thanksgiving. I was invited by my classmate to spend the Thanksgiving evening with her family and I was sitting in a hospital corridor with my two weeks old first born crying incessantly for milk ( my kids were all breast fed) and my wife in emergency surgery for post delivery complications. For next three hours did not even know what’s going to happen. Missed the Thanksgiving, no way to contact my friend/s (pree cell phone days), alone in a cold hospital corridor with bone chilling cold outside and a crying infant on my lap.

        Yes, I have got much to thank for including having you as a friend to fight from time to time.

        Isn’t life interesting?

        • oneta hayes says:

          I also would not have forgotten a Thanksgiving like that! I hope that infant has rewarded you. I’m sure my reason for being alone was caused by nothing more than my husband getting in a huff about doing what the family was doing. Joking. Maybe it was me who was in a huff. We did try to find a restaurant open to no avail. Not one we could agree on anyway. And thanks for our mutual respect and suspicion regarding each other. I know you are going to say “Suspicion? Why?” Go ahead and say it. 😀

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