“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou. I like that quote.
This Thanksgiving will be the second year without family. When I look back at a long line of Thanksgiving celebrations, it always included family. Many wonderful years, it included a garage cleared out for tables and chairs that was filled with happy, laughing people. It’s that kind of celebration.
Do you remember that song “Just the two us, we can make it if we try, just the two of us”? I keep letting that roll around in my head as we talk about our dinner plans. Turkey breast, dressing, mashed potatoes from our garden, broccoli cheese casserole a family favorite, cranberry sauce just the way my Mother-in-Law made it, and dessert – small portions, just the two of us. 🙂
With three Covid vaccines and one flu shot, we’ve started the lists for heading south this winter. There are always multiple lists when you are going to be gone three months. This year will be the only year one special couple won’t be there. They have other obligations this year. Special friends are hard to find, you miss them when they’re not in their usual spot, and the winter experience will definitely be different.
I’ve been doing social media and website updates for six years now for my Master Gardener group. As of December, I’m handing it off and taking a break from daily checking and posting of Instagram and Facebook and two blog posts a week. It’s been fun, I’ve learned a lot, but it’s always good to mix things up.
Fall is getting ready to transition with multiple nights below freezing. My outside chores are finished. Last week, I planted up three containers with tulips and hyacinths. Although the shed seems to be pretty tight, I put makeshift covers on them to try and deter any winter visitors from snacking.
I also like holiday decorations and usually sneak them in prior to Thanksgiving. I know it’s early, but I can’t help myself. It’s a mental thing – it gives me a boost.
With the time change and the dark evenings, I pulled out some tiny LED fairy lights to put in a couple of carafes so we have a little sparkle.
Here’s hoping your week and your Thanksgiving plans are full of sparkle. ✨ Stay well.