Pre-Thanksgiving Nov 2018

IMG_1991Hello out there (did I hear an echo?)

I’m sitting here — with Scotties draped over my quilted sofa as my laptop is perched on a pillow in my lap.   Bumble the newest of the Scotties is so sweet when she sleeps.  When she’s awake – not so much – especially when she bites.  Those teeth are sharp!! My son said the other day “Mom – you look like a crack addict”.  My hands and arms are punctured from baby scottie Bumble Teeth. OUCH!   I can assure you I’ve never done crack or any other kind of drug….  I’m a wuss when it comes to things of that nature.  OK there was the pot smoking incident —  but truly – my arms and hands look as if I got in a fight with a cactus and the cactus won!  Bumble has very sharp teeth – she’s teething..she’s a puppy.  I”ll be happier when she’s beyond this stage and a full grown scottie dog.

Jennie  and I saw A Star is Born today.  With Lady Gaga and the guy with the blue eyes.  Sam Shepherd was also in the movie.  Oh I’ve always had the biggest crush on him.  Remember the movie The Lifeguard? Good lord YES!!!!  The last version of the movie with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson was the BEST though.  That’s what I need… a Rockstar cowboy.  Nah…. that sounds exhausting actually.  Fun to think about for a minute or two.  I really don’t need anyone in my life that way for a bit I think. More than a bit.  I need a rest.  Focused on work, my kids, writing and travel.   Oh… and doggies.  Love my sweet scottie girls.  Pip, Cricket and baby Bumble.

IMG_1985I have my tree up pre-thanksgiving (my mother is rolling over in her grave I assure you).  I NEVER put my tree up until the day after Thanksgiving.  It’s just a strange season for me this year.  With the divorce….. it’s not that I’m in a depressive state although that would be just fine considering….  You must have the lows to experience the highs.  Feel it for what it is.   I have another friend who has recently married … I’m so happy for her!!! She deserves the best the world has to offer and she has gotten it in the form of her now husband.   So very happy for them.   Back to the tree up before Thanksgiving has even started.   I believe in enjoying the holiday that’s current — but this year… I just needed to put up my tree.  So it’s up.  It’s flocked with lights.  LOVE it.  Heck… I may leave it up all year for that matter.   It adds a certain…..  Aspen feel to the living room I think.  Hm.

I’ve many wonderful options for the Thanksgiving holiday and hope you do as well.  Options are good. I am completely blessed.   I could stay in my pjs all day and watch Netflix…..  but I won’t.   I could though.  And that’s the best part about the entire affair.  Is that I can do whatever I want to do.  What a giddy feeling that is.  Pretty silly I know….to feel giddy about that sort of thing.   It could be the Limencello kicking in.  I love Limencello.  Who doesn’t, right?  I’ll never forget the evening the neighborhood girls met at Pat’s house (before they moved out West).  Pat brought out the Limencello.  We giggled until we cried.   Limencello has that affect on people I think.  It’s such a sunny happy lemony color.  Even the name sounds happy.   Oh! Remember the evening in Key West with Di – we met a KW local who had homemade limencello.  This delightful lady left the restaurant went home and brought us back a wicked limencello and we sipped and sipped – then we commenced to giggle and chat as Key West came alive at night.     Yes.  Definitely the limencello kicking in here.   Interestingly enough – a friend gave me this lovely bottle I’ve recently opened.   I’m by myself — just enjoying the heck of this sunny giggly producing liquid.   Merry making if you will.

I think about what makes me happy — people places and things.  I enjoy my small collections of items throughout my home.  My bird nests, my ships clock.  My cabbage bowls.   They bring me joy to see them.  More silliness I think.   And guess what — that’s a wonderful thing indeed.

I’m hopeful you have wonderful holidays planned.   If it’s just you in your pjs or a grand affair.  Make it your own.  Enjoy it because it’s your decision to do so.  I’m very thankful this year.   It’s been interesting thus far this season.   I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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8 thoughts on “Pre-Thanksgiving Nov 2018

  1. writerwithdogs November 21, 2018 / 9:48 am

    I may become a regular, leaving comments. But I so love your posts which share many of my thoughts. I just wrote about how my collections bring back memories and make me happy, as do my dogs. There is something nice, too, about doing what you want without having to ask. Quiet time to create or just be. I wonder if I could be different. It’s been a long time on my own. Happy Thanksgiving. Whatever you do it will be awesome. And I need to find some limencello. Promise not to become a stalker here, but I’m enjoying your blog.

    • Kimy Kennedy November 21, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Good Morning my friend! I’m completely thrilled you leave comments I hope you never stop! I’ll bring you limencello when I visit — we are completely planning to come — I’m hopeful very soon! Happiest of Thanksgiving to you — xoxo Kimy

  2. Anna Marie Hinson November 21, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁 to you !!

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Carolann O'Brien November 24, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    I hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving day.
    A friend and I went out to lunch and had a good meal and pleasant conversation .
    After that we went our separate ways . I went home to my fortress of solitude, and shared a little bit of leftovers with my furry friends, then settled in with a good book for the rest of the afternoon . My bed is just big enough to accommodate all of my animals and myself…. and we like it that way .

    • Kimy Kennedy November 25, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Are you by your grandson I hope? I love yogurt heart. Your fur babies are very lucky

      • Carolann O'Brien November 30, 2018 / 11:25 pm

        actually I’m still in Ga and I have two grandsons now, one that I will meet for the first time at Christmas! I’m still hoping to move forward with my plans but it’s been one step forward, two steps back. but I know how to do that dance so it’s going to be OK.. I think of you often and wish you peace and happiness in the new year ..

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