THIS WEEK IS A BUSY WEEK FOR MOST AS EVERYONE IS COUNTING DOWN TO TURKEY DAY.
NOVEMBER IS NOT ONE OF MY FAVORITE MONTHS OF THE YEAR. FOR ONE, SINCE BOTH OUR FAMILIES ARE OUT-OF-TOWN, WE USUALLY WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS TO DO OUR TRAVELING.
I USED TO WORK RETAIL ON 'BLACK FRIDAY' AND IT SEEMED THAT MANY FOLKS WERE IN SUCH A RUSH. LUCKILY, THIS YEAR, I WON'T BE OUT AND ABOUT ON SUCH A CRAZY DAY :) BONUS !!!
I DON'T EVEN PEEK OUT OF MY WINDOW ;)
NOVEMBER IS MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY MONTH AND I MISS MY PARENTS TERRIBLY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
MY WONDERFUL HUBBY IS VOLUNTEERING ALL EVENING ON THANKSGIVING.
(He was interviewed today for the Centerpoint Health.org newsletter. I am so proud of him ;)
I HOPE TO GO GET OUR GREAT AUNT DOT FOR DINNER ( as she lives downtown and doesn't have a lot of family to share the holidays with )
AND BOY DOES BITTY LOVE TURKEY ;) - or maybe KFC ;)
I AM DEFINITELY NOT FEELING UNGRATEFUL, HOWEVER :) ~ THIS YEAR HAS HELD MANY BLESSINGS FOR ME :) I SEE MANY MORE IN THE UPCOMING FUTURE AS WELL !
TO ME, THE HOLIDAYS ARE ABOUT GRATITUDE AND LOVE, Not gifts and 'things'.
GIVING OF ONE'S SELF AND SPENDING PRECIOUS TIME WITH THE ONES WE LOVE,
That's where my heart is around this season. A good meal is a bonus, too ;)
LAST YEAR I DID A SERIES ON THE MODERN HOSTESS. THIS YEAR, I'M LAYING LOW ;)
WHAT DOES THIS SEASON MEAN TO YOU ?
COMMERCIALISM AT IT'S WORST, OR PEACE ON EARTH ?
( I believe it's a bit of both, but in the end, the hugs and laughter are what we remember most...)
BY THE BY, I couldn't keep my hands out of my pockets!
ah, the mystery of the jean.......
Remember the "Initial" Pins ? I bought tons..... ( now that they're 'out' lets bring em back ;)
MY OUTFIT WAS A QUICKIE TODAY.
USUALLY ONE OF MY OUTFITS ENDS UP OVER-RIDING THE "PLANNED" ONE :)
THIS IS THAT OUTFIT.... ( I'm trying to wear some of my pile-o-jeans (A.E.) thrifted,
a thrifted top, (which I was, and still am, planning on wearing as a skirt).... my fav. 'ballerina'cropped sweater (Targei').... another thrifted scarf..... a pile-o-brooches..... and the find of the century, thrifted cowboy boots by Tony Lama! ~ giant hoops (Claire's, $1.00) ..... vintage sunnies.
Bye, sweet autumn :)
The neighborhood is getting all cozy :)
as everyone speeds towards Christmas and a New Year !