Thursday, November 26, 2020
Good morning! Anyone out there? I hope you are enjoying your coffee with a side of a quiet house. Maybe you have a candle burning or already have your Christmas twinkle lights on? I still have a strand of orange twinkle lights and I will change over sometime today or tomorrow.
I am enjoying watching the squirrels have their feast of my pumpkins. I enjoy this every year! I keep the pumpkin up on this stand so I can see it!
I am so thankful for you, dear readers! Your comments are so positive and encouraging! This blog has meant even more to me in 2020; it has been a community that has helped me more than you can know. I feel that I have made real friends through this medium and it has been a positive creative outlet.
I am thinking of you today. I hope you are home safe and sound. I know this isn’t what we expected for today but I am going to try to focus on what I can do and not what I cannot do.
Here is my list:
Enjoy a lazy breakfast. I may do my french toast casserole or just french toast and I might add pumpkin. I have been intrigued about stuffed french toast, too. This pandemic has turned me from a Type A person into a Type A- person. I’m not quite a Type B yet. But, I feel pretty chill. I will make whatever strikes me.
Make a charcuterie tray – one of my favorite things to do! I still have my fall chocolates and maple leaves from Trader Joes for one last fall hurrah! I will just look around for anything orange or fall-ish and we always have tons of crackers and cheese. I have baby carrots and mandarin oranges, too. Again, I am chill about this.
Pick up my bbq joint meal and cook a couple more sides. I may make cranberry sauce and I may make mac and cheese. I also might roast carrots like I told you about on Tuesday and I might make corn.
Enjoy a meal with my three boys plus Ernie.
Maybe I can talk them into a game at the table?
Play ping-pong. Mason has become kinda obsessed at college in his dorm lobby we hear. Luckily we have a ping-pong table, too. I suggested a tournament?
Use my new patio lights and have a fire. I have stuff to make s’mores including Fudge Stripe cookies to use instead of graham crackers if we are feeling crazy.
Watch a movie.
Put away the fall decor and start to do the Christmas. I am so excited now that I have pared down my decor for a more simple and more “me” look. I am also excited to use my new green pre-lit pencil tree that will work much better in our space.
Take a walk around the neighborhood.
Use up all of my pumpkin stuff and get ready to transition to all things peppermint and peppermint mocha!
Make a warm boozy coffee drink.
Make hot chocolate – maybe make a warm boozy chocolate coffee drink?
Drink apple cider sangria, bourbon, or red wine.
Light my candles.
Read a bit of my book.
Catch up on my shows.
Count my blessings.
Wishing you peace today,