Day after thanksgiving and I am still stuffed!!
Pat and I decided to stay home and enjoy a quiet turkey day. Just the two of us. We went for a long walk, wrestled a turkey breast into the oven, and watched Charlie Brown.
Although part of me was a bit envious of all my friends with their driveways full of cars and thirty people sitting around the table... it was fantastic to play some records, drink some wine and enjoy some quality time with my husband. Our lives have been so busy and it was nice to simply hang out. No agenda (except eating) and no place to be. We turned the phone off, turned John Denver up and relaxed.
Also, I finally got to use the china that was passed down to me! It was my great grandmothers which she purchased in the 1920's. They are wonderful with little red fruit and tree branches. The back of the china has a stamp that says "oven safe" but nothing about microwaves or dishwashers. That is because the china was around before the microwave was invented! So cool. It is so neat to have a tiny bit of my mother's history.
This year has been such a whirlwind and there is so much to be thankful for. I love our home, our family and the life we have made together. My mother told me she was "so happy that I lived such a creative and busy life" and I have to agree. To always be moving towards art, culture and love has made me so grateful and so aware of how lucky I am. Hope you all had a fantastic holiday. Thanks for looking. Love, Ms. Kate.