Good Monday morning, my friends. Thanksgiving is tucked away in our memory now, and the fridge is empty of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. People sometimes comment on how much work a Thanksgiving meal takes to prepare, and I cannot disagree! However, in this house, we reap the benefits of all that planning, cooking, organizing, and cleaning for several days afterward. This year was no different. For many, many years, our Thanksgiving weekend has followed a familiar and cozy pattern. Steve and the guys head to hunting camp, and the girls and I enjoy cold turkey sandwiches and hot turkey soup. We celebrate Madison's birthday, and the Christmas season begins. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was exactly what you hoped and planned it would be!
November 27, 2023
Monday Morning Coffee
Father and Son waiting for the big one ~
The same delicious meal every year...turkey, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper with provolone cheese on good old white bread and homemade turkey soup ~
And celebrating the one who made me a mother. Nicolas prepared a fantastic meal of smoked salmon appetizers, Brie and Gouda cheeses with crackers and olives, puffed pastries, and butternut squash pasta with prosciutto. Peyton made the cake, which speaks for itself; we watched a movie and played a new Christmas game. It was a wonderful evening celebrating my Madison, who has grown from a little girl who loved to be in fresh pajamas, enjoying Christmas music and movies, to a lovely twenty-seven-year-old woman who still loves those same things ~
Today is a day I use for organizing both my mind and my pile. For the past week, as we prepared for Thanksgiving, I have created a pile of things I need to address, like bills, Christmas lists, to-do lists, and anything I need to review. If it came in and didn't need my immediate attention, into the pile it went! Today, I will focus on that and let Flynn enjoy her last day of Thanksgiving break. Which reminds me to add my lesson plan book to the pile!
Have a wonderful Monday, my friends.
Thanks for visiting.
It makes my day!
( The game we played is called Santa, Cookie, Elf, Candy, Snowman. It is also available on Amazon! )