Oddly enough — I cannot stand to read directions. It’s as if I think I have some kind of divine connection with whatever the product is and I just don’t need to read the directions. Point made just this very moment when I touched the button to turn on the tree and realized there are also colored lights on the tree. Who knew? Obviously not me….. because I didn’t read the instructions. Well cool!
So how did your Thanksgiving turn out? Good I hope. I felt very blessed for all the activities and invitations. That’s the interesting part about the post D word (divorce) are the dynamics change – the friends shift – it is what it is. It’s the nature of the beast. Interesting enough when I divorced ‘the one who shall not be named’ – I was the one to retain all the medical community friends – even though he was the doctor – he was such a….. well. You get the drift. Very thankful for friends and those relationships that continue on. Of course things change its just a fact of life. Change isn’t necessarily always bad – I suppose I’m a sort of chameleon of sorts – I’m able to be flexible enough to shift from to being single again. Although I sort of feel as if I was single all along. I’m rambling – forgive me. I feel as if a faucet has been turned on and I must write write write — which goes into rambling at times. ::::wrinkling my nose and smiling::::::
My Thanksgiving recap – my son and I joined neighbors and friends at the Pritchards home. This is the day before Thanksgiving. George works for me hosting estate sales and his wife Linda is a flight attendant at the age of 71!! Is that just incredible or what! She’s completely my hero. It’s always a delight to have any event at their home. They completely have everything down to a ‘T’. From dishes to decorations to food. Lunch was incredible! THEN…. that evening Andrew and I ubered to the Sun Dial downtown Atlanta. It’s the lovely iconic round building you’ll see in our skyline. Sadly, about 2 years ago a small boy was killed in the rotation of the floor (pinched to death I think which is horrific) thus the floor does not rotate at the moment. Which is a bummer for sure. It’s the only accident they’ve ever had since opening in 1967. Hopefully they’ll be up and turning again soon. Anyway… if you live in Atlanta you’ve seen the building and hopefully you’ve had cocktails and dined in the restaurant. It’s quite lovely. You can’t beat the view that’s for sure.
Thanksgiving day, I saw my son off as he headed to his dads (the one who shall not be named) for the holiday. I drove down to Newnan to see my twin nieces and the baby Charlotte who is really, truly, I’m not being biased here I don’t think — just the cutest darn two year old you’ll ever see. She’s just incredibly darling. I’m sure you’ll agree. I got my Charlotte fix then headed North of the city to my besties house – completely thankful for friends who actually like to cook. Di can cook let me tell you. We had Watergate Salad (a very political green concoction) candied yams, corn casserole, turkey that was picture perfect and cranberry sauce. It was very tasty indeed. I watched them put up their tree – as she uncovered ornaments many of them I was traveling with her when she purchased them… I realized — agonizingly so…. that I forgot my ornaments at the now X husbands house. :::::::deep sigh:::::::: Snap. I really don’t want to even see him much less ask for the ornaments back. But they are some really special ones in there….from travels and kids and snap. I’m going to have to ask for them back. Maybe I can get him to leave them on his front porch. UGH. :::::: deep sigh again:::::: I emailed him. Hopefully they’ll be returned. I’ll keep you posted.
My Thanksgiving ended with cocktails at my other besties house and neighbor. We have this table with all these collected items that get changed and moved as the days roll on. It’s our alter to life I’ve named it. Somewhat witchy I suppose which adds even more appeal. I finally was able to spill the beans that our other bestie Jennie secretly married Stephen who she’s been with for about what….4 years now? I’ve been DYING TO TELL ANYONE!!!!! I was sworn to secrecy….. and I kept the damn secret much to my chagrin. Fudge. I did keep the secret… she finally told her kids and all the other important people family wise thus I was able to finally tell Anda. Extremely happy for her. ::::dreamy sigh::::::
Anda and I tootled down to Senoia this afternoon. It’s about 45 minutes from the city — it’s where they film the hit show ‘The Walking Dead’ which is a favorite among many. Sweet quaint town – we had dinner at MacGuires Irish Pub. Very good.
I am happy to report that Bumble is playing well with Pip and Cricket. She’s still the pesky younger sister but they’ve made great progress.
Ok. I’m all written out for the evening. Off to soak and read ‘How to live a charmed life’ very good book. Then slip between my thick soft flannel sheets with slumbering Scotties. Sweet dreams! xxoo
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