as it is still november, i am pleased to be posting things in the present tense!
i was going to just make this a thanksgiving post, then i saw a few other pictures that deserved some (mild) attention.
i do hope my few readers had a nice holiday. (half of you spent it with us!)
we had a very nice thanksgiving with gramma & grampa. and this year was noteworthy in that it was the first time in 21 thanksgivings shared with The Mr. that we did not travel. and not only did we not travel, i believe the first time i left the house since the monday before thanksgiving was to have lunch at the indian restaurant on friday! (because some traditions do not need breaking!) then we didn’t leave again until a small local hike on sunday.
The Mr. had been in Australia prior to the week’s vacation, so the g’s were gracious enough to come here to celebrate so he didn’t turn around a couple days later and sit in traffic. unfortunately, that meant they faced traffic, but they got here in plenty of time to enjoy chicken paprikas!
jovie handled the australia trip pretty well, and having had a busy week ourselves while he was gone, we spent the day sunday
waiting for him to come home cleaning jovie’s room for several hours. HOURS. i worked the whole long day and felt no remorse when dinner consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich and tots! (The Mr. had had some fancy food in first class, so don’t feel terrible for him, either)
i had hinted and begged at The Mr. for us to have a firepit during the week. We were too cozy, lazy & full to even do that. We did manage a few games of cornhole in the week, though. and we lit an inside fire instead.
i was overly pleased at the absolute perfect autumn weather we got. & we were delighted to cook 2 lavish meals in our updated kitchen. time was spent catching up, playing with jovie, snuggling with cats, cooking, cleaning, eating, & watching some absolutely terrific football games. (tho’ sadly the lions lost, those friday games were nailbiters! and of course- saturday games were equally awesome! —i hope clemson plays equally clean and smart this coming saturday as well!)
a fun november makes me look forward to an equally great december!…