Busy week, huh? One blogger was talking about our “death march to Christmas” and sometimes it kinda feels that way. To me, anyway! Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely LOVE this time of year! However, Thanksgiving is slowly but surely getting edged out and I find that unfortunate and unacceptable. That is not to say that I didn’t avidly read Black Friday sale papers and have a sale in my Etsy shop. : ) (40% off the photo of your choice – use “BLACKFRIDAY40” as your coupon code.) I won’t use this as an opportunity to get you to visit my shop (although I won’t complain if you DO want to go check it out), but I WILL say that Etsy has so many deals and bargains this weekend! It’s a great site and there are so many unique gift options available that you’re not going to find in a massive retail chain. Most shops that have sales tagged items with “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday“, so it’s pretty easy to find discounts…
Ok – I’m going to move on so I don’t sound like a bloggery advertisement for myself. : ) Switching back to the original topic of Thanksgiving and its turkey and festive family gluttony suffering in the shadow of the Christmas season —
Even though I can’t deny the allure of a turkey feast and I LOVE my after Thanksgiving sandwich, I do try to remember all the things in life I have to give thanks for. This year was no exception although there were a few obstacles to overcome in my quest to “thank”! I broke my favorite mixing bowl and a plastic measuring cup (how that happened, I’m still not sure), argued with my hubby about goofy things, found out we have been harboring a mouse in our house, and sometime after midnight discovered in a fit of shivers that our heat had died. Sounds like a holiday, right? : ) Still, recognizing the wonderful things I have and giving thanks helps put the icky moments into perspective. Perhaps if we all made it a daily practice to note at least one of our blessings it would bring more joy to life.
Today I’m thankful someone read this… I hope you’re glad you read it too!
Sounds kinda corny, huh? Well – deal with it ’cause it’s sincere! : ) To wrap it up, I’m posting a few of the pictures I took in the past couple of weeks. Enjoy!