Tuesday, December 6, 2016


I woke this morning to find a light dusting of snow outside. Not enough to play in, but it's pretty! I've been watching Christmas movies for the past few days. Yesterday, the first Christmas card of the season arrived in the mail. What a lovely surprise! I haven't even started my cards yet. Yes, I'm procrastinating as usual. I could be writing them out now, but I had the urge to visit a couple blogs instead.

All Creatures Great and Small is playing on the television. It's a favorite of mine! I love the scenes of the English countryside, the animals, the stories. It's a gentle step back in time. I made myself a homestyle caramel latte with Folgers coffee, 2 teaspoons of caramel syrup, and a splash of Half and Half. A bit indulgent, but so tasty on a cold day.

With all that is going on in the world, and even in the lives of some people I know, I am feeling thankful for my family and my friends. I don't want to take any of it for granted. Each day we are given is a blessing! Wishing you joyful days!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


I wanted to make a change to the look of my blog, so I'm experimenting with the available options. I was looking for something that said "December" to me, but the first one was pretty flashy, so it didn't stay for long. Now I'm playing with blues and greys, which seem appropriate for the coming of winter weather.

Well, I have a full day planned, so I'll try to check back in tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wishing You Joy...

On this eve before Thanksgiving, I'm filled with reflection. Memories of holidays gone by and the people who have been a part of my life. Sometimes, in the craziness of life, I forget how blessed I have been.

Tomorrow will be a very quiet day at my home, with family scattered across the country, some traveling, some working. I've already decided to enjoy the day with my husband and youngest son, who will both be here, our oldest has to work the holiday. It's going to be a laid back, stress free, lounge around in your jammies kind of day. For the meal, I'm just cooking turkey breast, sweet potatoes, stuffing (the boxed cornbread style), and a vegetable. My husband is making pumpkin pie tonight, which is his specialty. No fancy salads, side dishes, or appetizers needed, just good, humble food.

One of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving is to watch the Macy's Parade and The National Dog Show. Yes, really! After that, perhaps a holiday movie or a rousing game of Dominoes. My husband is thinking about stringing the Christmas lights on the house, or at least check for needed replacements. It will be just a quiet day here in small town USA. Wishing you all a lovely Thanksgiving! May it be exactly what you're hoping for!