Happy THANKFUL week to all of you! Sorry to top this post with tulips when tulip season is months and months away, but look at the color. And be cheered.
I'm thinking of bountiful blessings. Apples.
Peppers and cucumbers. There is SO MUCH food in America.
In the middle of feast preparation, we might want to slow down and make something loving, like chocolate chip cookies. Aren't chocolate chip cookies a humble food and a unifying food? Bill used to ask for them after dinner. "Are you going to make chocolate chip cookies tonight?" I would.
It is not Christmas just yet and we can still pick up a leaf or two and press them into some of our favorite books.
Peek into an inspirational book or two and revel in the joys of autumn. We were in Pennsylvania this past weekend and there were lovely leaves . . . on the ground. Wood smoke smells like family, doesn't it?
The crown of the feast: pumpkin pie. I hope my crust turns out okay. Sometimes I wrestle with it.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish (or holiday dish for my friends who do not celebrate Thanksgiving in their land)?
Soon we'll be hanging lights and clipping greens, gathering candles and baking cookies. That will be FUN!
Soon Advent will begin and we can share our sense of awe and holiness around this life-giving season.
I am looking forward to celebrating with you.