In spite of getting snow and freezing rain on Thanksgiving eve, we were able to travel up north on Thanksgiving and we had a very nice day. How thankful I am for the blessing of a dependable vehicle and such special people to spend a day of giving thanks with.
On the 2 1/2 hour drive to our Thanksgiving destination, I had opportunity to make calls of Thanksgiving wishes to loved ones. As I made call after call to express my gratefulness for each of these people being in my life, my heart swelled with the thought of having so many amazing people in my life. It can be difficult to not be with my children and grandchildren to celebrate the holiday’s but in my heart they are always with me and I cannot help but be grateful that they are alive and well.
The little’s were ecstatic because they got to spend the day with their best friend, Esox and other people they simply adore.
Little lady and Esox have a very special relationship…
Little man got a chance to help in the kitchen.
They had a blast making a joyful noise with my nieces…
We got a chance to see the deer come up near the house and eat at the twilight hour…
Even more exciting is that the little’s get to stay up north and play in the snow and woods for a few days, while my husband and I came back home to work and get things done in our basement in preparation for my son moving back home. My grandson is gone to visit his daddy so our home is completely child free. What a blessing to have this time to get something accomplished without 3 sets of little hands digging where they are not suppose to or having another part of the house get completely demolished while we focus elsewhere.
I should be down working in the dungeon instead of reading blogs and writing this post. But what a blessing it was to stop by and visit today without feeling guilty.
Can I just say peace & quiet are not over rated?
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I suppose it is time to welcome all things Christmas. My intent is to not let the commercialism or stress that can come with all of it, steal the Christmas magic. We will wait to put up a tree and decorate it until my son has moved back home the second week of December. We will bake and do crafts and make most of our gifts this year instead of focusing on financial lack or thinking our Christmas must look like it does on TV or that we will not have Christmas since we can’t buy gifts. Our intent is to think of ways to spread Christmas joy and to make merry because we have so many reasons to do so.
Now that our outdoors is covered in snow and it is closer to 0 then not, it is starting to look a lot like Christmas. The little’s love it and cheer with excitement whenever that white stuff falls from the sky and they want to be out in it playing all of the time. I guess I really don’t mind it since it can be kind of fun and it gets them out of the house.
The other night I had this most incredible vivid dream about many of you. In my dream we were all together at this big blog party and I got to spend 3 days of fun with all of you. Things you each have written recently or information that I know about you were filtered through out the dream. It was so real and so fantastic that when I woke up I was super happy and then I realized it was just a dream. Bummer. Still, it was such a blessing and makes me smile whenever I think about it.
If you are from the US I hope you and yours had a wonderful day of sharing in Thanksgiving and that today you are not only full from the good food but from good times with friends and family as well. If you were one of those out shopping in the black Friday madness I hope you got a lot of great deals and it was worth standing out in the cold(if you live where it’s cold) and fighting crowds.
I suppose I should get myself down to the dungeon and begin this great task of sorting and cleaning. But first I think there is a day after Thanksgiving sandwich calling out my name.
Happy weekend to you and your loved one’s. May peace, love and joy wrap themselves around you no matter the circumstances or what life has served to you in this moment.
Until next time, hugs & love, Lori