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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Grateful Thursday, Greedy Friday?

So, many of you have heard about the new trend to start Black Friday sales a bit early, like, ON THANKSGIVING...?!
And at one point, I thought maybe I'd go check out why everyone is so excited...
But then I realized that I don't get to see my family and friends that often and that's so much more valuable to me than some heavily discounted gadget that I could probably live without.
If that's what you decided to do, I'm not judging, I just know I don't have the energy or desire to fight crowds for more stuff, especially when I'm in a grateful mode.

I'm so grateful for the things I have and have not. Thankful for this blog as a place to vent, dream, reminisce and share. Grateful for all of you too.

Praying that you are enjoying all the best of the season, no matter what you do!

Here's the Thanksgiving table that I set, using a $6 bouquet of flowers and some pumpkins, squash, cuties and apples from Trader Joes. I covered the table with brown butcher paper and used chalk to write down people and things that I'm thankful for.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bringing the Outdoors In

My apologies, I've been missing in action (no discredit to our fallen soldiers).
Political season, a long awaited vacation and piles of paperwork have kept me from the simple enjoyment of home and blog. 

As I prepare my nest for the cold weather season, I'm setting up shop to remember the pleasures of summer. Though my thermostat is will be set to low, a warm blanket and sunshine can transform me to any beach in an instant! 
All I need is some quiet time, a cup of lemon ginger tea and my laptop to keep the summer breeze blowing.

Happy November to You!