Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday 4 November is Here

 Welcome to Tuesday 4 in memory of Toni Taddeo

  November is Here

  1. Besides Thanksgiving is there anything you like/dislike about November?

       I love the Fall and I feel like most of November shined gloriously with the colors of Fall. I do love

       Thanksgiving as it brings back so many beautiful memories of my own childhood and the grand

       celebrations my parents hosted for our extended phamily. I often wished it would never end. I am

        not a huge fan of the cold weather and snow but having been born and raised in Colorado I am  

        use to it.  I enjoy watching the snow from the inside of my home where it is warm and cozy.

        November is bittersweet for me . My mom passed away on the very day her own mother was born.

         They were two of the most amazing women I ever knew. I was grateful God chose me to be part

          of their phamily.

2. How is November weather where you live? Does it suit you?

     I think I stated this in my first question. Being a Colorado native I love having the four seasons 

     and although as an adult the winter months are no longer my favorite ones, I do love the snow and

      all the changes winter brings. I love CHRISTmas with the snow and all the fanfare. But I also

      love sunshine and cool but crisp days. Colorado weather can change in five minutes so I am

      never shocked when I spend two days with 70 plus temps and drop into the 30's in a blink

      of an eye! We can have snow and rain and sunshine all together with hail and thunder storms,

       in no particular order. The weather during the holidays is usually perfect to celebrate my

       favorite holiday of all, CHRISTmas.

3. When do you plan for Thanksgiving? Eat home or out? Menu?

     We've been planning already. I think everyone has uped their Thanksgiving game.

      Our grandson Andrew and his wife had invited us to their home for an evening dinner.

       But we had already made plans. It is such a blessing when loved ones think of you

        and include you in their plans. We are very grateful. We plan to slow cook a turkey this

        year. There are lots of side dishes we like to include, the famous green bean casserole,

         mac n cheese, mashed potatoes with homemade turkey gravy, a relish tray and all the

         holiday favorites. Rebekah will usually make a pumpkin pie or two from scratch and

          since Hannah shared her cheesecake recipe with me I tohught maybe I would make

          a special one for Thanksgiving. I use to make Dear Abby's Pecan Pie, the easiest and

          most delicious pie but no one likes it as much as I do so it is not worth all the effort.

           I may bake rolls from scratch if I can do a trial run first. My mom and aunt Aung were

           famous for all those homemade rolls.

4. When do you begin your  decor and plans  for CHRISTmas?

     I see people starting earlier this year and I get that. I would love to be able to decorate

      our whole house. We usually do it the day after Thanksgiving. If I put a small tabletop tree in our 

       bedroom I can wait for Avery to put up our large tree in the living room and Nick has a tall

       pencil tree he used in his office area last year. The best part is decorating them. We have 

       tons of decorations and CHRISTmas fare. I have a large collection of Nativity sets and I

        am going to put them in my collector cabinet. I use to have them in my china hutch cabinet on the 

         lower shelves. I think I will display them in my curio cabinet upstairs as I need to change that up

         as well. While most people are downsizing their lives, I find lots of wonderful memories in

          my Precious Moments collection, my teacups and saucers and teapots. I have Willow Creek

           figures too. They are filled with wonderful moments especially with my parents so there

            is no time to think of downsizing any of them.

             I have a salt and pepper collection and of course, I have the pilgrims for Thanks-


These are not s/p shakers but things I love to have since Thanksgiving and turkeys do not get

the love like other holidays.  I try to find items that fit the season. I do apologize that my photos are 

scattered everywhere and I am needing to get better organized. I borrowed some google images.



Ginny Hartzler said...

I hope you will show us some of your Christmas decorations.

Mevely317 said...

What great responses, Anne! I love best what you wrote about your mother and hers: "... grateful God chose me to be part of their phamily." Wow. Gonna borrow that one next time son asks me to say grace.

messymimi said...

There are so many fun things to look forward to at this time of year!

pilch92 said...

You re making me hungry with all the Thanksgiving foods listed. I love this time of year. We have 2 pencil trees instead of regular ones because we lack space - toomany cat trees and cat tunnels,etc. :) XO

Edna B said...

All the food sounds delicious. I don't cook the big meals anymore, but I still enjoy them. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.