Hello! And Happy Friday! Isn't it funny how suddenly it is THAT time of year? Summer is a memory. September is past. And now we are in that cozy time between Halloween and New Year's when the trees are bare, the dark comes earlier, and our thoughts are of turkey, snow, gifts, and family? I love this time of year. I vividly remember bathing a little Madison, putting cozy jammies and a fluffy robe on her, and snuggling in to watch old Christmas movies like Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey and The First Christmas Snow. They were on ABC Family and started around 4:30 when it got dark. The kids and I followed that same routine for many years, slowing down and embracing the darkness, knowing soon the light would last a bit longer each day.
My lovely, amazing Mom is ready for Thanksgiving, and I am so happy she is comfortable in her new home.
I finally did a thing. I had my hair chopped long after it should have been! It was thinning, damaged, and just a hot mess. I am fresh and split-end-free for a bit now! And honestly, I don't usually sit around taking pictures of myself, but I did want to have one after I got home. You know how it never looks the same after you wash it?
I organized my books that were scattered everywhere this week. I have a good stack on my nightstand to snuggle in with on these cozy November evenings.
Speaking of November evenings, I spent one this week eating dinner on the couch and watching TV. Around here, dinner isn't always served at the table, made up of a healthy piece of protein and two side dishes. Sometimes, it is an old favorite in a bowl on the couch. I have loved Velveeta Shells and Cheese since a dear family friend introduced me to it in my Mom's kitchen many years ago. Her name is Wendy, and I always think of her when I have this. Good friends remain in your hearts even if you haven't seen them for years, don't they?
And...it is time! Time to slowly transform this house into a magical, aesthetically pleasing, magazine-worthy Christmas wonderland!!! I'm kidding. Just a little Instagram humor for you there! But it is time. It's time to add some cozy, festive, sentimental touches of Christmas to our home. I did this in the bedroom yesterday and will gradually finish the rest of the house over the weekend. Then, we will sit back and enjoy those wonderful weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's together.
Have a lovely weekend, my friends!
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