My brothers and I talked about all kinds of memories, and the SIL's talked and listened too. The kids had their own conversations, and the little one's got along so well, when it was time to go they didn't want to leave.
I decided to embrace my imperfections and realized that it was a great Thanksgiving after all. As for families, I am blessed beyond measure.
A vest for Penny...
So we hung the lights outside, and cleaned up some of the Autumn decorations. I got a lawn bag and filled it with twigs I had in a crock and a grapevine wreath I had decorated with dried hydrangeas. The sun was just setting as we turned on the lights and admired our work. I came inside to wash my cold hands and realized that my wedding rings were missing. I looked where I put my lotion on in the morning, then knew I lost them outside. My rings have been falling off, in the washer as I grab the clothes out, or the sink as I wash pots and pans. I got a flashlight and looked near the arbor and other places we hung the lights. To make a long story short, after a frantic search, I found my rings at the bottom of the lawn bag. Thanking St. Anthony, patron saint of lost items. The only part of me that's skinny, is my ring finger! LOL
The store is Mangel Gifts in Long Grove, IL.
My SIL Elizabeth gave me this lovely green Poinsettia. I've never seen one like it. I prefer the soft green, a flower that won't be out of place after Christmas is over.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Grateful for all my family and friends, and for you, dear reader.
Enjoy this beautiful day.