|A gifted bouquet ~ One of the many perks to hosting Thanksgiving dinner.|
|Entertaining guests can be exhausting.|
|Shopping for holiday gifts can be equally tiresome.|
I'd vaccuum every day if some brilliant mind would simply invent a totally silent vacuum cleaner. Whenever I see a Dyson commercial I find myself hollering at the guy on the tv. In high hopes he might hear me and stop worrying about suction.
|Paper Yellows ~ as fragrant as the more common Paper Whites.|
|Who dares bring THIS to my party?|
Playing hooky from the usual obligations, daughter L and I bustled about the kitchen... From the moment we woke up, until the second we plopped down... to enjoy that Go Ahead, Loosen Your Belt meal.
Complete with a homemade pecan pie! Not this atrocity featured on the right. Homestyle my eye...
Afterwards we watched t.v. The last time we laid around the living room watching bad movies was 2 years ago. On Christmas Day. Which was the last time we bagged our obligations and hunkered down for some serious laziness.
|Store Bought Pie Perp|
Holidays are always fun.
But, they can also be difficult.
So many expectations. So little time. Everyone expecting you to attend their party. Instead of the 6 or 7 other parties you've been invited to.
It makes me feel guilty. Over digging in my heels and doing my own thing. I'm not Catholic but I wonder if should be... I carry enough guilt to qualify for the nunnery. Though I highly doubt they'd accept me. (Given past sins.)
In spite of my silly fretting I will say... last Thursday was a most wonderful time. And, I think we've started a brand new tradition. Of doing absolutely nuttin.
|It's fun to do your own thing.|