Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful it's Thanksgiving

 The month of November is a bit of a blur.

Actually more like a blob.

I'll spare you the details as we will all be eating ourselves silly today or have just eaten.(those in the US)

We, the entire household, have been thinking of getting some stock in Kleenex brand.

You get the picture.


What's a girl to do?

Every year we host a BIG Thanksgiving Feast at our house.

All our friends, who either don't have family, don't want to go to their family's, can't go to their family's or just want to be with our CREATED family of friends, come over, eat, play music, laugh, oh-my-gosh laugh all afternoon until the wee hours of the next morning.

Then we eat some more, after that.

This has been going on for years.
Including the year I had my now 7yo - whose birth actually occurred a few days before Thanksgiving - and consequently occurs each year a few days before Thanksgiving.


We've been sick.  Couldn't talk sick.

Didn't call anyone.  Didn't make any plans.  My brain hasn't been working through all the here we are days before the day and I'm like, "Hon, what are we going to do this year?"  He's like, "I don't know.  Do you?"
(that just shows you where our heads were....ugh)

So this is what we did.

Just the four of us.  The most splendid, calm, lovely day.  A day that I could actually feel grateful and thankful in because I could hear myself think and create and move a bit slower, but that's OK.  Slow movement is gentle.  I love gentle.
last minute, grab what's in the fridge appetizers!

on the fly centerpiece
(yes, it's a brown paper bag!)

white table cloth, spritzed with water, smoothed out (who wants to iron?)

light the Christmas tree

place mats & place cards...brown paper bag,
napkins are just pieces of cotton fabric, cut in squares and smushed under the plates

pencils to write on our place mats
what are we thankful for?

We ate roasted free range Turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauteed beans, home made stuffing & baked biscuits.

We'll be eating the homemade pumpkin and apple pies (a la mode) after I'm done here!
Happiest of Thanksgivings to you my blogging friends!
Thankful that you're here!  You're the greatest!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!! Thanks for musing with us at Mortal Muses!

  2. Sorry you weren't feeling well, but glad you were able to have a lovely Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

  3. I hope you feel better, sounds like you had a extra special time with your family.

  4. What a wonderful time to be had with your family.

    I loved the table. Hope you're all feeling well soon.

  5. I am so sorry all of your are so sick. One of my favorite days as a family was a day we were all really sick. We all drank milkshakes and watched movies all day. I just loved us all being together.
    Great table decorations.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry you were sick but looks like you made the most of the day together. Feel better! Thanks for joining in the Mortal Muse blog hop!

  7. Sounds perfectly lovely :)
    Hope you are all feeling better!

  8. Kolein, I hope you all get to feeling much better! I understand the joys of just the 4 of you, that's what we did this year, sadly because we are sick too and my sister was supposed to come, but she takes chemo treatments and we didn't want to make her sick.... By the way, I love your table setting!

  9. Looks wonderful my friend! Sorry you all were not well and hope you are on the mend. You did a wonderful job pulling it all together. Sounds delicious!

  10. Hi Kolein!

    It all looks beautiful! Love the little tree in the corner. The paper placemats are a great way to write what you're thankful for. You can keep them in a scrapbook and look at them when they are older.

    Hope you're feeling better!


  11. Guess I'm a little late to the party here. Sorry to hear you were sick, but it looks like it was meant to be. Love the way you celebrated just the 4 of you. Sometimes its good to take a break from the crowd.


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