twenty eight

Sunday 28 

Annette:  I admit I cheated and listened to my first Christmas music today; but if I'm going to cheat, let it be with Nat King Cole! American Thanksgiving is not until next week, but Mr. Cole serendaded me on the train and bus this morning and I could not help but beam broadly at every passerby. It is New York City, but despite its reputation, folks beamed back because it was just that kind of day- resplendently sunny, the perfect chill in the air! My Unitarian Universalist church was alive with Fall flowers, singing, reading, and afterwards, meatless potlucking in the spirit of Thanksgiving! It was with a soul full of Nat King Cole's Christmas, and vegetarian fare from Sri Lankan (again!) vegetables, cranberries and feta cheese, quinoa, veggie lasagna, breads, soups, salads, lentils, quiches, berry pies and carrot-pineapple cake for dessert that I was drawn out into the yard by this red tree and its glowing leaves. Fall is fast fading into the season of togetherness, caroling, lovingly prepared food, altruism (not commercialism!) and instrospection and I am grateful for all of the beauty of this season; for much more than things and rapacious consumption but, for me, the warming food and drink, cozy home and the wonderful souls who share in this life with me. I am beyond grateful. Happy Thanksgiving.

Erin:  Coffee made in our new {thrifted} stovetop percolator.  Making orange pomanders together.  Wearing my new {thrifted} pink nighty and linen pants as long as possible into the afternoon.  All the while listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  An unplanned afternoon with good friends at the local Santa Claus Parade.  Escape balloons.  Cold feet.  Yummy pudding cookies fresh from the oven.  A warm house scented with oranges and cloves.

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  1. Posted November 22, 2009 at 8:53 pm by Annette | Permalink

    I listened to Harry Potter yesterday while I read. GREAT shot, Erin!!!!

  2. Posted November 22, 2009 at 11:41 pm by Desiree Fawn | Permalink

    It’s absolutely the right time for Christmas music <3

  3. Posted November 24, 2009 at 9:26 am by Jennifer | Permalink

    Sounds like a great day, I love the smell of oranges and cloves.

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