ThAnKfUL

Lots of good stuff to be thankful for this year! Mostly, I am thankful for family and friends. I would have been lost this year without them! I am thankful for the silly things, the sad things and wondrous things that have happened this year. And I am thankful to be alive.

I am thankful for Hermione, my sweet Yorkshire terrier. My “who rescued who” pound puppy. This month I took her to Woofstock. The City of Chandler and Maricopa County Animal Services put on a festival of sorts for (wo)man’s best friend. There are numerous vendors, from vets to groomers to animal rescue organizations. Herself is very camera shy and I wasn’t able to get her to sit for one at the festival but I was able to get a good one before we left that morning. I think she had a good time getting lovin’s from everyone and getting a massage!

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This year Thanksgiving was hosted by me. I planned the menu, cooked and it was fabulous! We had Cornish Game Hens (not a big fan of turkey), roasted garlic mashed potatoes, strawberry salad, green beans, peas and crescent rolls. My sister contributed a homemade pumpkin pie. (The pumpkin was grown in their vegetable garden). Mom supervised of course. For a lady who does not like to cook…I did damn good! I needed the hugs and kisses from the family. I have been dealing with a rather huge case of depression and fatigue that it just made me feel good to have family here. Sadly, due to my work schedule, they left early Friday morning. I will be taking a road trip for Christmas and will see them again real soon!

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Now the weekend is here. Yesterday I cleaned the apartment and did some organizing and decorating for Christmas. Since I will be traveling I decided not to put out the Christmas dishes and just did some subtle decorating. No tree or lights this year but the place still have some flair. I was inspired by a couple of moorrocan lamps and used gold and red as my color palette. The bathroom has candy can stripped towels and a jar filled with red and white ornaments. The bed room has some holiday candles and a hand painted Santa. I am going to get some fake poinsettia flowers to put in a basket in my home office. I also re-organized the hall pantry. My holiday and stock pile stash was getting cluttered.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

au revoir

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