What’s new for you in November?
I’m sharing my November’ goals with you, as well as the holidays and holiday prep we have in common later this month.
Will you be enjoying Thanksgiving, the football games, or will Thanksgiving be crossed off quickly to get Christmas up and ready?
Personally, I savor the aromas, flavors and the meaning of Thanksgiving. To spend one day filled with gratitude for all we’ve been given, almost seems like we should do that on a weekly basis, doesn’t it? Without the busy, hectic rush of Christmas, shopping, gifts, decorations and parties, Thanksgiving is as pleasant as a “nap on the couch” after a big dinner.
Comforting and cozy, all the makings of “home”.
Halloween is now over, and I hope it was enjoyable for you and yours. We no longer have small children of our own, but we so love to see the little trick or treaters and their costumes, stretching to reach the doorbell! Our big candy bowl lasted through the night, and I’m glad there isn’t any leftovers, it’s too tempting to have candy sitting around.
How was your weather? We had snow flying as we were passing out candy, incredible.
Next, November brings Thanksgiving, which is actually my favorite holiday.
Everyone loves Christmas, but Thanksgiving offers a different pace, an intentional period of slowing down, the work of the harvest is complete. Now we gather to celebrate all of our blessings, both the food before us and the ones who share the table with us.
Today I’ll take the Halloween decor down and box it away until next year.
I realize the Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest people are way ahead of me, though personally, I can’t skip over holidays, I want to savor each one. I only feel “good” about decorating for Christmas when Thanksgiving has come to an end.
Does anyone else understand?
Photo of Last year’s Thanksgiving table
My plan for this month is to share hosting tips, holiday recipes, share my favorite dessert recipes, a quick video on how to set a pretty table (tablescape) and some gift-wrapping ideas.
Have anything in particular you’d like to see, or suggestions?
Let me know in the comments!
Have a great November!