Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving, Take 2



Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, a time of darkness and a time of preparation while we wait for the Light, Christmas...



Today was the Annual After Thanksgiving Thanksgiving held at Karole and Al's home, a lovely old home built in 1860, in what I believe they call Federal style. The reason for this gathering arose because Karole has 7 married children all with families with varying plans for the holiday. So it was decided we would all get together the Sunday after...and a wonderful time it is. Tables and chairs are set up in every possible room because the dining room will not accommodate everyone. Today's weather helped by being pretty mild which allowed some of the older children to eat on the deck at the picnic table. A great day of good friends, good food and good conversation...a satisfying day, one in which one sees tangible reasons to be grateful. The photo above is her beautiful dining room that is cozy and lit with many hand dipped candles...it just envelopes us with love.

"My friends are my estate."
~ Emily Dickinson

Thanks for reading...Have a blessed evening...Peace

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a fellow knitter. I am looking for the old Candide Fisherman knit pattern that you blogged about in 2007 (knitting is beautiful by the way). I have started this pattern, but never finished it. Do you know where I might get a copy?

Thanks.
C.L. Craig
sleepinriva@hotmail.com