November has just flown by! I can't believe that it's almost Thanksgiving. We'll be heading up to Boston in just a few short days to celebrate with Terri, Ezra & Rainey.
Since I won't be as involved in the cooking as usual, I've appointed myself the leader of kid activities. I've found some super-cute ideas on Pinterest, of course.
We'll start out with one of these projects. You need appropriate attire for the Thanksgiving feast, of course.
I'd like to do this activity to remind them about the meaning of the holiday.
Finally, who couldn't use more Hokey...I mean Turkey....Pokey in their life?
On a completely different subject, the apartment of the late great Lauren Bacall is for sale and we have an opportunity to see where the legend lived.
The apartment is located in the Dakota -- one of the most desirable buildings in Manhattan, once home to John Lennon, Judy Garland & Leonard Bernstein. Her place is how I saw her -- elegant, intelligent & worldly. If you'd like to see the rest of the photos, they are located at yahoo.
As Thanksgiving draws near, I've been doing a lot of thinking about gratitude and how it affects my everyday life. I always remember to be thankful for the big things -- my family, our home, health & security. But, I find that every day gratitude is what really affects my outlook on life. Paying attention to the way the light fills the autumn morning sky on my way to work. The smell of the leaves. Coming home at night & having my daughter shout "Mommy!" when she sees me at the door. When I'm forgetting about the goodness in my life & need to be reminded about gratitude, I visit Susan Branch. Every one of her posts is an ode to every day joys, to slowing down & being in the moment. To loving the stove that brings you pleasure every day, to finding your cat's stash of hair bands (aka toys), to giggling over the kitty sneaking onto the table, to being thankful for the view out the window.
All photos by Susan Branch & used with permission.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of family & friends, good food & good times and much gratitude.