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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: Thanksgiving Is Almost Here

Sunday Matters

The past nine days have been taken up with events and activities related to my previous post about 11/14. Everyone is exhausted and no one is sleeping well but Thanksgiving week is here and I am ready to think about something else. Plus, my son is down from college and spending the week home which we are all excited about.

Right Now:

My youth group changed meeting times and today is the first meeting at the new time, 11:30 a.m. This will possibly work better for me because now my Sunday evenings will be free. It’s hard to do much on a Sunday evening. You just want to hangout at home.

This Week:

All I want to do is cook and eat and watch movies. I think that is what we’ll do.


I just picked up The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell.


Still watching the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. Also watching The Walking Dead but finished American Horror Story.

I’m ready for Home for the Holidays which is my fave movie to watching before Thanksgiving.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I typically cook the same meal each Thanksgiving but add a new dish now and then. This year, I am adding a dish from this post which has some amazing sides to choose from. If you don’t follow Gaby on Instagram you should. From this list, I will add those green beans. I like to include a green vegetable.

Grateful for:

Due to the events of last week, my daughter’s production of Macbeth had to be rescheduled for the end of January. It’s a busy time because Annie will have just ended and she’ll go right into Macbeth but we are all so relieved to not have the show this week. Anxiety was too high. Still is, but getting better each day.

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this week , what will your day look like? Mine will be relaxing. I am envisioning couch time while the pup busily sniffs the air, curious about what treats she will get later.