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“I suppose I will die never knowing
what pumpkin pie tastes like
when you have room for it.”
Today is Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada. Although Monday is the 'official' day, Canadians tend to celebrate the holiday any day over the long weekend. We had our family get together on Saturday so today is quiet in our household. Turkey, gravy and stuffing, not to mention pumpkin pie with whipped cream, are just savoury memories now. And yes, we have wondered what pumpkin pie tastes like when we have room for it. We beg off saying, Oh I couldn't eat another bite, and then we polish off that slice the hostess sets in front of us. hehe
Since it's still a holiday around here, rather than chatter on forever as is my usual wont, I'm taking to heart the 'simple' in the title and aim to keep this October edition sweet and simple. Hope you enjoy.
Looking out my window... a mix of snow and rain, grey on grey,
dripping leaves in weepy masses.
I am thinking... thoughts of gratitude as I count my many blessings
on this Thanksgiving Day.
I am thankful... for a day to sit, read a book,
watch a movie, think quiet thoughts.
One of my favorite things... being cozy inside when the weather is inclement.
Especially knowing a special treat awaits for teatime later on.
I am wearing... black leggings, black sleeveless top, silver bracelets, Body Shoppe's
'British Rose' eau de toilette, Revlon's 'Softsilver Rose' lipstick.
"Hand me my purse, darling. A girl can't
read that sort of thing without her lipstick."
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
I am creating... a temporary mess in my study as I tackle, sort, and tidy
some unruly shelves and drawers.
I watched, and loved... the very moving 2015 biographical drama film
Woman in Gold about Maria Altmann, the elderly Jewish woman
(portrayed by actress Helen Mirren) who tried to reclaim family possessions
seized by the Nazis during WWII, including the famous portrait
of Maria's Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I".
Finished reading... The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Love, love, LOVED this book. Gentle, wistful, humorous.
One review said it's a book for firesides or long train rides. Oh yes!
Or, sitting in the autumn sunshine in a sunny spot in one's living room.
Slow reading... Autumn, An anthology for the changing seasons,
edited by Melissa Harrison. A delightful collection of poetry and essays
old and new filled with evocative word pictures that takes this reader
through the season of rich scents and colourful patterns.
I am hoping... to get my house in order over the next couple of weeks
so that I can enter the Christmas season without
any unfinished business hanging over my head.
I found... a lovely article from the MV Times by Alison Armstrong
entitled "From Scratch: The Way of Susan Branch". If you are a fan
of Susan's, you will enjoy reading this recently published piece.
“That’s the whole point of creativity —
you have to make it up.”
In the garden... our resident bluejays are busy. Peanuts mound up in tiny piles around
the yard as these industrious birds stash their cache under autumn leaves.
In the kitchen... onions, celery, dried bread cubes, and seasoning sit
on the counter waiting to be transformed into a savoury batch
of stuffing for two -- our way of extending the festive celebration.
Shared Quote... from somewhere on my Facebook page, author unknown:
"There are three months
left in this decade.
I think you should go for it."
That really jumps out at me. It never even crossed my mind
until I read those lines that we're shortly closing out
the 2010s and opening the 2020s. Oh my! Is there something
we need to get done before then? I think we should go for it, don't you?
A moment from my day...
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Wishing you a glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.
I've linked to the October Edition of Simple Woman's Daybook here.