I went an entire 7 days without baking. It wasn't really by choice - I spent the last week clunking around in a ski boot like contraption for a hurt foot as well as a prolonged period in Migraine Land. I missed my oven!
Still clunking around in my boot, but I'm BAAAAAACK! I began my Thanksgiving cookie baking with some more fall leaves because I am relishing the last few that are hanging on and coloring my world.
Because my three oldest children can't be here for the holiday (the Philadelphians going to New York this year, the green beret is in Japan, and Ted in Bahrain - I guess they all have good excuses...), me along with the enchanted husband and younger children will be driving to Iowa to celebrate with my mom.
It is a long haul in the car, but I am so excited to spend the holiday there! I guess going back there has got me thinking about my childhood thanksgivings and put me in a retro mood. Remember these vintage candles of figures like pilgrims, or Indians, or Santa? They never got burned because they would be brought out year after year.
My mom never burns candles because she hates the idea of them being used up. One year I went around with a book of matches and lit every last one of them and then blew them out so they would have a blackened wick. I didn't want those poor candles to feel like they weren't being useful :)
She forgave me.
Also in the retro mode, I wanted to make some pumpkins reminiscent of the plaid jumpers that were so popular back in the 70's.
Throw in some knee socks, thick yarn hair bows, and a turtle neck and you had my look - a plump-ish Jan Brady. Sigh.
There will be plenty of football on TV.
And of course there will be a ton of great food, but most importantly, there will be FAMILY!
I hope everyone's holiday will be filled with people you love, laughter, and safe travels,
A special thank you to Michelle from The G-Free Wifey for the triple cute blogger award. Check her out because she is pretty cute herself!
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