Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, November 25, 2016


I have to say, this was the most relaxed Thanksgiving I've had in years.  I took two pumpkin pies to my parents' house, and celebrated with them, my sister and her husband, Melissa and her boyfriend, and my two nieces and their boyfriends.  We had such a lovely day, and on my way home, I stopped by my first husband's sister's house to visit that side of the family.  So nice.  It took a long time to heal from that divorce but it seems as if we've all made it through the other side, a little wiser and kinder.  Time does that for us if we let it. I'm so thankful for these relationships.   Melissa is so photogenic, I don't think she ever takes a bad photo!
I wasn't able to walk on the beach like I usually do on Thanksgiving day, because it was rainy, but I did last Sunday when it was absolutely gorgeous. It was truly breathtaking.
I rearranged my bedroom today, something I should have done two months ago, which meant I did some deep cleaning as well. The curtains are still in the dryer and I forgot to plug in my fairy lights, but I'm happy with the changes.
 I'm having a little party next Sunday to kick off the Christmas season and to get ready for Meredith's visit the week after.  I initially was going to skip the tree this year, but changed my mind and decided to start decorating even earlier than I usually do.  I will probably get the tree on Sunday so it can soak a few days before I bring it in the house.    
Gracie worked hard too, watching me clean in the living room.
Apparently it tired her out:  
But this one is the cutest picture I've taken of her in awhile, don't you think?  
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, and enjoys the rest of the weekend. I'm going to take a nice bath and treat myself to some knitting time.  


  1. Your bedroom looks like a wonderful place to relax - And I love the pics of the shore - Being able to walk on the beach is a luxury I would love!

  2. Sounds lovely, and I like your redecorating. I hope Rosie gets some rest! (She is such a pretty girl.)

  3. I am so glad you had a good time with your family Rose. Relaxing sounds perfect. I am decorating today, I will be happy when it is all done.

  4. Sounds like a lovely holiday. We had a rush-rush trip to DC. Both my kids were there, so it was great.