We drove about a half-day's drive up to Camden, Maine to spend Thanksgiving with my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law.
At one point during the late afternoon my husband and his sons went outside and built a fire.
It was cold!! It was about 25 degrees!
Too cold for me so I sat inside next to the fire in the wood stove and chatted with my mother-in-law. It had been a few years since we'd had a chance to see her. She moved up from Florida at the beginning of the pandemic after losing her husband and suffering a stroke.
We all were so grateful that we could all be together again.
My brother-in-law and twin nieces were with his father, who is recovering from cancer treatments so it was just the six of us.
We were home by late Thursday afternoon so I took a little nap and then watched Christmas Vacation and started decorating for the season. It's been my tradition since my grown daughters were little girls to watch Christmas Vacation on the day after Thanksgiving. I'm not much of a black Friday shopper so I prefer to spend today decorating, cooking, and going for a walk outside.
I am fortunate to work in a school that closes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. It's lovely to have a two day week and a five day weekend!
I will be removing the mums from the window box and planting some Christmas/winter greenery. For the past few years I have added some winterberry plants...which the squirrels loved. This year I plan on adding some red lights so that it won't be all green after the squirrels have their way.
I hope those of you here in USA had a very happy Thanksgiving. For me it was bittersweet. I was so happy that Joe's family got to be together after such a long absence but I missed my mum so.
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