As I write this, my cats are playing on the floor next to my desk, coffee is brewing, and Cal is in the other room, doing his own work. I wish every day looked like this. Alas, there are places to go, jobs to work, and people to see. I've always walked the fine line between people person and homebody. Most days, I'd rather stay in, work from the couch, and order my groceries online. (Ha! I haven't fully converted to online food shopping, but some essentials arrive via Target Subscription. It's SO convenient!)
This Thanksgiving weekend looked a little different than any other. My grandfather was taken to the hospital on Wednesday. So, for the first time in my life, he wasn't at Thanksgiving lunch with our huge family. Cal and I went to visit him that evening, which turned out to be such a blessing to him and us.
Lastly, I am finally feeling safe (from all you Christmas-before-Thanksgiving-haters) to post pictures of my Christmas decorations. So here's my mantle. I'll probably do a December house update to include everything I've done so far. This year is definitely slim pickin's in the decor department. Because we have spent SO MUCH MONEY getting the house to where it is, we didn't put a lot into our decorating budget. BUT NEXT YEAR, I AM GOING BIG!