Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans, and I wish a peaceful blessed day to all the world. Please remember the victims of the awful fires in California, and be thankful for the brave firefighters who are risking their lives to contain the fire and save as many lives as possible.

Today we take time to reflect on the blessings in our lives, and how grateful we are for them.  Despite hard times, we do have so much to be thankful for, and the turkey is a bonus!

Bless you all as we head into this blessed Holiday season, and don’t sweat the small stuff.  Reflect on the little blessings and the love we have.  love, Therese 🙂

Trek Thanksgiving – Five TOS Things I’m Grateful For.

Hi Everyone!   It’s been a couple of crazy weeks for me, for I went through an awful bout of pneumonia!  Happy to report that I am well recovered now, and just happy to be back to my normal silly self again!

Tomorrow here in the USA, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m baking some pies today and will make some nice turkey and fixings on Thursday.  But in the meantime I thought it would be fun to recall five things about Star Trek TOS that I’m grateful for.  Any of your favorites here?  Be sure to add yours in the comment section.  And for all our friends celebrating, Have a Happy And Safe Thanksgiving! <3

Here Goes:

  • #5: Gene Roddenberry’s Vision.                                                                  Where it all began.  In the fertile mind of Gene Roddenberry, the beginnings of a world where Earth lives in peace, harmony, and diversity.  A dream we all still strive for and will ever hope to achieve.  Maybe someday.
  • 4: Dr. McCoy’s Baby Blues
  • If ever I was sick in TOS Universe,  nothing would calm me better than the warm blue eyes and calm bedside manner of dear ol’ Bones.                                                                                                                      
  • 3: Bill Theiss’s remarkable fashion design


Who knew the future would be so colorful?  The glorious designs of William Ware Theiss not only implied a brighter future, but were often just bits of fabric pinned together!  Theiss was a genius who inspires many to this day. (Me too; I make doll clothes!)

  • 2: Kirk standing up for Humanity. 


Kirk was well aware of Humanity’s flaws, but that never let that stop him from defending (and saving) the Human race from total destruction.  Kirk has faith in the good of Humanity, and will always fight for it. May we all be examples of best in Humanity; Love, Respect, and Caring.  And finally…

  • 1:  Just Spock, Wonderful Spock.
  • Of course, you know I’m a fool for that Vulcan.  But Spock so much more than just a cool character.  To me, Spock is so much of what Star Trek is about. the outsider trying to fit in.  How many of  us grew up identifying with Spock because we often felt the misfits in our world?  Spock showed us that we could and would manage well if we just stayed true to ourselves, but also be caring and loyal to our family and friends. Every Trek series has an outsider/Spock character in it, but this Vulcan was the first, and probably the most beloved.

Giving Thanks.

0LEadjhAs we approach Thanksgiving in America this week, we pause to reflect on things to be grateful for in our lives.  For me the reflection is simple; I’m just thankful for every moment of my life. Thankful that I had loving parents, for my siblings,  for my darling husband and children, for my dear friends and co-workers, and just smiles I share with strangers every day.   Thankful for my creative nature, and all the simple joys in life;  good health, music, food, laughter, baby smiles, kittens, sunsets;  everything I love and for all who love me.   Thankful that LOVE and PEACE still matter in this shattered world.

And of course I’m thankful for all of you who spend a minute or two on my little blog every once in a while. How blessed I am that I’ve been able to create it, and share a little fun with you. I’m hardly a social media superstar, but that’s fine.  I am free to create this silliness and it brings me joy to make others happy with it. It’s been lovely to learn about other fans through this site, and to even make friends with some of you!

As we tumble head long into the Holiday season, please try not to get too tied up in the frenzy that is the shopping extravaganza season.  So often I see people who are so concerned about the material things that they HAVE to buy or get for each other, or so worried that their dinner napkins don’t match,  or that there isn’t enough nutmeg for the pumpkin pie.  Trust me, if these are your biggest problems, consider yourself a lucky, lucky person.

Remember to treasure the moments with your loved ones – turn off your phone and talk to each other face to face. Laugh and reminisce, maybe even sing a song together.    You can do it.  Go on, I dare you!

And for God’s sake my fellow Americans, don’t do any retail shopping on Thanksgiving, that’s just wrong.   There’s plenty of other sales this month.  Besides, the greatest gift we can give each other is our love.

Bless you and all your loved ones this Thanksgiving, and every day of the year- love, Therese

Hi Everybody!

Hi All! Hope all my followers in the U.S. had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday!  For all the rest of the world, I hope you take a little moment every day to count all our blessings. So many little things to be thankful for; love of family and friends, a hot meal, and just a few minutes to b-r-e-a-t-h-e.

And now that the Christmas Shopping has officially begun, just remember that the greatest gift you can give is your time and friendship.  The best things in life are truly free! <3

Here, have some Turkey!




Please Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving.

Hey Kids, (Especially my American ones)

I came across a few articles recently regarding ‘Grey Thursday’ which is basically the American Retail Community stretching it’s annual “Black Friday” sales backward into Thanksgiving.  This trend started last year, and it is increasing its presence this year.

Personally I find this disgusting.

I can understand the need for some businesses to be open on this national holiday, (some groceries, restaurants,theaters, gas) but by insisting that retailers open their shops on Thanksgiving evening and interrupting the time that was proposed specifically as a FAMILY holiday is just plain wrong.  I mean seriously, people don’t travel hundreds of miles to just go shopping at another stinkin’ mall on Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving should be a quiet blessing of a holiday; a time for a nice meal, family visiting, and maybe some football if you like. Now to be fair, I understand that for most Americans, the Christmas season shopping season starts the day after Thanksgiving, and depending on how much of November is left after that 4th Thursday determines the length of the shopping season, and that this season is shorter because Thanksgiving is so late.  But to me this does NOT justify rushing out to Buy, buy, buy, RIGHT NOW at the expense of our treasured family time.  This trend is expanding and I fear it will become the norm.  I truly hope not.

It also begs the question of how much we really NEED.  Holiday shopping is a headache for many, mostly because they feel the stress of  “I must buy x number presents to show I care”.  Believe me America, the best gift you can give anyone in our fast-paced, consumer-inflated country is just your Precious Time.  Please don’t shop on Thanksgiving.  Don’t be seduced by the sales.  Hug your kids, have some pie, watch some football,  The stores will still be there the next day.