I did it

I got the dining room table cleared off.


Please disregard the dead leaves on those plants.

I didn’t get it finished last night because I had to organize some of the felt and paper stuff as everything was in a hundred different places.  It’s consolidated.  For now.

And I posted on this blog Every.  Single.  Day.  In.  November.  My first NaBloPoMo – National Blog Post Month.  It was hard.  I stopped blogging regularly and now I’m recharged.

I’m going to take care of those dead leaves on those plants in the dining room.  Funny how you don’t “see” something until it’s in a photograph.

Nothing to say

I’m at a loss for words.

And I’m procrastinating.

We went to our daughter’s yesterday to spend a belated Thanksgiving Day with her and her family.  We got home earlier this afternoon and I’ve been putting off the one thing I promised myself I’d do today.

My list of things to do while procrastinating:

  1. Go through the mail.
  2. Unpack the overnight bag.
  3. Wash a load of clothes.
  4. Change the wreath on the front door from the wine bottle wreath to the Christmas wreath.
  5. Put the Christmas candles in the front windows and synchronize the timers so they all come on at the same time.
  6. Iron a couple of shirts.
  7. Unload and fold clothes from the dryer from Wednesday night.
  8. Add wet clothes to the dryer.
  9. Eat dinner.
  10. Work on another felt ornament.
  11. Eat a second dessert.
  12. Check my email.
  13. Download photos from my phone.
  14. Write this blog post.

This is the Number One thing I promised myself that I would do today:

  1. Clean this mess.





This is my dining room table.  It’s covered with the Christmas Wishes kits and paraphenalia.

Enough procrastinating.  I’m going to tackle it now.

Right now.

As soon as I wash the dishes.

Ok, dishes done.

I’m going.  Now.



Happy Thanksgiving

Here in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November.  In 1863 Sarah Josepha Hale of Newport, New Hampshire, urged President Abraham Lincoln to set aside a day of thanksgiving and praise.


She selected the last Thursday in November because, as she said, harvests were done, elections were over, and summer travelers were home. She also believed a national thanksgiving holiday would unite Americans in the midst of dramatic social and industrial change and “awaken in Americans’ hearts the love of home and country, of thankfulness to God, and peace between brethren.”


Her words are as relevent today as they were in 1863 during the US Civil War.

In 1941 the US Congress declared the fourth Thursday of November as an official national holiday.


To all my family and American friends:  Have a peaceful and enjoyable day of gratitude and thanksgiving.

To the rest of the world: Have a great day!