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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

So much to be thankful for this year. Truly, we are blessed. My son is home from college through Saturday and heads back on Sunday. My daughter was able to relax a little this past week and if you’ve read my other posts you’ll know why I chose to call that out. The Hub is off for a couple of days.

Today, is all about us being together, and eating. Not going to sugar-coat it. I am making all the traditional dishes and a couple of new ones. Somehow, we have four pies and it’s just the four of us and the pup.

There will be movie and parade watching. Also, we got hit with a cold spell and snow is expected. Snow. Probably not at our elevation although it’s possible. Wouldn’t that be great? I know what we won’t be doing…shopping. We will eat and lounge around and be lazy and then maybe eat some more. I am on Weight Watchers now and I am down fifteen pounds since I started so it won’t be a total free-for-all but I plan to indulge and track it.

Whatever you are doing today, I hope you enjoy it and that you know how much I appreciate you. Book blogging has changed but the friendships I’ve made here have endured the test of time and I am grateful.


Sunday Matters: Letting it All Go

Sunday Matters

Hello, friends. I am trying so hard to get back into a routine of reading and posting but the process is like walking through sludge and it’s seriously frustrating because this is THE best time of the year as far as reading goes. So many great books and the weather is cooperating for once with nice cool evenings.

I really considered why I was having such a hard time and I’ve determined that my eyes are just overworked from all this computer work I’ve been doing lately. At the end of the year my eyes give out. It’s happened before but dare I say it, I think I need the type of glasses that OLDER people get, split RX. I was putting it off but I can’t anymore. I can’t see worth a darn at work. The computer screen is as far away from me as I can push it and it’s a blur. So, I made the appointment.

I feel old.  But I am going to let it all go and stop being so vain about it and just get the damn glasses.

Right Now:

At this moment I am  enjoying my coffee but I think we are going to grab lunch at this steak place we like because Monday is The Girl’s birthday!

This Week:

One orthodontist appointment and rehearsals for various things. Oh, and an update, my daughter got the role of Grace in Annie! She tried out for Hannigan and Grace. Hannigan was her first choice initially but in practicing for Grace the role really grew on her.


I’m not reading anything to brag about right now. I will be starting This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel for a book discussion I have later this month. And nope, I haven’t gotten to the King book because of how strained my eyes are at the moment.


American Horror Story this season has been epic so far. It’s paying tribute to all the slasher movies from the 80s and it’s seriously just what the doctor ordered for my distracted mind.

Also, Fear the Walking Dead ended the season on a high note. It suddenly got good! Tonight, The new season of The Walking Dead premieres so hopefully it, too, will be good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Have you guys ever used Coconut Aminos in cooking? It’s a soy sauce alternative but to me, it’s tastes quite different but in a very good way. I have Celiac so I can’t use soy sauce but someone on Instagram used Coconut Aminos on salmon and now I am hooked. It’s sweet but savory too. Apparently it has amino acids in it which provides some health benefits. You can get it almost anywhere now.

Grateful for:

I just got all of my holiday vacation requests approved. I can’t tell you how relieved this makes me feel. We just got re-organized, AGAIN and I wasn’t so sure my time would be approved this time around. So, so, glad that it was.

My question for you this week? How are you celebrating October? I see so many great posts about the month of October. Seems like so many look forward to this time of the year and I know for me, it’s a fave of mine as well. I want all the things: fluffy blankets, new fall candles, Crock Pot meals, soups, and all the Halloween movies I can jam in. What about you?