On Your Mark, Get Set...

November 30, 2009

This week marks the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations. I’m enjoying the cooler weather we’re having (it’s not unusual here to be wearing shorts on Thanksgiving—sometimes even on Christmas!) and planning to make some potato cheese soup this week. Soon, we’ll take down our fall decorations in preparation for putting up our Christmas decorations. The Christmas cards and wrapping paper will get pulled out and evaluated. We will have houseguests over the holidays, so menus and activities must be planned. Any gifts we want to order and have shipped should be taken care of while we won’t have to pay extra for shipping. I’ll buy some poinsettias, decide which cookies to make for our wonderful neighbors and put the holiday collar on the dog. The pace of life will speed up, as I remember someone I should have a small gift for, or my son will suddenly grow three inches and require new jeans right now.

But for now, it’s enough to remember the turkey was juicy, the champagne was cold, and we had warm beds, and a fire, and each other to keep us warm. Hope your Thanksgiving was just as lovely.

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  1. Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving!

  2. Champagne on Thanksgiving?!! Cool! Next year, I'm coming to your house!!

    Glad it was a wonderful day for you and your family. These are the blessings that truly count!

  3. I love reading your reflections. You have such a way with words!! I agree that it would be nice to savor the warmth of Thanksgiving longer and not sweep it along too fast for Christmas.

  4. It was indeed a lovely day. And our guests brought the champagne. That may be a tradition we have to keep!