A Belated Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Please accept my apologies for allowing so much time to lapse without any communication.

My husband and I purchased our first house as a couple, which has been very exciting. We moved into the house the week before Thanksgiving…which has been…very exciting!!?

Yes, we are happy. However, I feel like we are just starting to re-orient (actually, I am starting to re-orient; thank God my husband remained relatively intact over the recent weeks). It was just harder than I anticipated. In retrospect, it makes perfect sense, moving is exhausting and complicated. Then add traditional Thanksgiving baking and cooking to the move and (no pun intended) you have created a recipe for disaster.

According to my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I was failing miserably at making adorable miniature pumpkin pies at 2:35 AM on November 26th (a week ago). Truth be told, it is pretty difficult to do all of that baking and cooking when you are not even sure which of the cardboard moving boxes marked “kitchen” holds the mixer, the measuring spoons, the baking dishes, the spices. Fortunately my sister hosted so we just brought sides and deserts.

My mother (who has always been, and will always be, much more practical than I am) suggested that I “purchase” a few pies vs. baking them. She said that everyone would understand as we were in the middle of a move. Did I listen to her? No. Should I have listened to her? Yes! However…I way overestimated my abilities.

I figured that I would be able to handle it. I certainly thought that I would be able to post a message to let you know that I am truly thankful for each of you , and especially the kind emails, messages and comments you send my way.

I also thought that I would be able to create a lovely blog post dedicated to wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving (and I do hope you had a special time of reflecting on the blessings in your lives).

So, with that being said, before I write another post about anything I want to share this music video with you. It is by a group called Cloverton. Last year they added a Christmas twist to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. This song is so peaceful and beautiful. I think it is the perfect place to pick up where we left off.

~Happy Holidays~

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