Happy Day before Thanksgiving!!!
Thanks giving Dinner is over for us and I have put away all the Fall dinnerware, flatware and decor. As I shared in an earlier post, we celebrated Thanksgiving early as the Captain is going to be flying (working) on Thanksgiving Day! We have learned over the years that the actual Holiday works just as well when celebrated on another date close to the original. In fact, I think sometimes it is better as the actual day of the particular holiday is all mine to do as I please and it feels decadent! 🙂
On Thanksgiving Day (tomorrow), I plan to get out of bed an hour or so later than my usual 5:30-6:00 a.m….. and hang out at the house in my jammies. After all, who would come to visit to see how lazy I am? 😉 Everyone will be celebrating their Holiday either at home or traveling and they certainly won’t be coming to my home for coffee or just to chat! All my friends will be much too busy for that. Of course, I always get invitations from my friends to spend the Holiday with them when they realize I will be home alone…and I truly thank them for that, but since we have already celebrated our Holiday (and with friends and family) …I would rather watch sports all day (or whatever I choose on the TV….and reading a good book is not out of the question either)… eating when and what I want….and doing whatever meets my fancy for the day. In other words….I want to be comfy-cozy!
Soooo, my favorite way to be comfy-cozy is to not get dressed, but to stay in my jammies, pull my hair back with a headband, don my favorite warm slippers, flip the switch on the fireplace (or use a real wood fire depending on the outside temperature this year)… Christmas lights glowing (yes, even in the daytime),and in my hand…a cup of hot tea in the morning hours, shifting to something like hot chocolate or cider later in the afternoon! Who knows? maybe a little wine in the evening. I must have munchies in the kitchen, so will make sure I have apple cake or pumpkin bread for something sweet and perhaps crackers and cheese, with a dip of some kind ready for the snacking. A perfect picture would be to add a beautiful snowfall (not the dirty, slushy snow one sees after it snows) BUT, because we live in SW Florida, that will not be possible, so I will have to settle for the “cold front” that is expected, which is almost as good. 🙂 We do have temps in the 40’s at times, so the crispness in the air will suffice….add to that, football games all day, with maybe a James Bond or John Wayne movie marathon that I can switch back and forth for variety. I may have to squeeze in the “Christmas Vacation” movie as it wouldn’t be the Holidays without it…I might have to extend my lazy day to Friday too!!! Sigh….I will be so content!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Please remember our troops!!