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.

Photo by Tomas Anunziata on

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,


14 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Dito, you know I love your blog and I always look forward to reading it!
    H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G ! ! !
    Can’t wait to see your Christmas decor!


      1. YAY for photos! Yes, absolutely normal day over here… My students wondered about the fact that students have a week off now, and then only three weeks until Christmas….
        Are you in a food coma!? 🙂 All thanksgiving food seems so delish!

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      2. We only have a long weekend and then yes, three weeks til winter break. It is weird but it’s always been that way. I did not over stuff myself this year I am happy to say. I will show you lots of pictures on Monday!


  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Staying home and just doing a simple dinner today. Starting my Christmas decorating and hoping to just relax, count my blessings and be Thankful for all we have.
    Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned! Enjoy!

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    1. Same here! I think it’s for the best but I’m a little sad. On the other hand, I am always exhausted by Friday night after two intense days of cooking and visiting so there is that benefit. Happy Thanksgiving Theresa!


  3. Thank you for your blog! Love all your ideas! I am enjoying having my college student home, but he goes back on Sunday (Indiana) and we probably won’t see him until Christmas break. We are playing lots of euchre. We will start putting up the trees later today. Happy Thanksgiving! Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you Sherri! I thought most colleges were doing break from now through Jan or Feb. I bet Christmas break is only a couple of weeks away in his case. I love Euchre because I’m from Indiana and I’m really good! Lol! I am ready to do Christmas stuff too but trying to be patient until after the meal! Ha! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family and thank you for the sweet comment.


  4. happy thanksgiving amy! as usual it looks like you have a busy but also chill day ahead and i think you have the right idea! it is just me and my husband this year (dang covid) but i guess there are alot of us celebrating this way these days! so glad your boys are home and sounds like they are glad to be there! i might adapt a couple of your ideas for the day-you should be an actlvities planner somewhere!
    have the best relaxing day with your peeps!

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    1. Thank you Rita and same to you! Yes, I think everyone took the smaller holiday route. It is sad but we have to get through this. Thank you – it feels like they never left now! Thank you – I do love to think of activities. I just wish my people always went along with them!
      Hope your day turned out ok and you weren’t too sad!


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