Monday, November 28, 2005

holiday recovery

Ordinarily I enjoy road trips, but I'm really ready to stay home for a while. We've been gone the last two weekends, and between now and Christmas, when we head to New England, there's another trip to St. Louis. I think it wouldn't phase me except that this last homecoming has been frought with physical ills (of the GI type), fatigue, and what may be the onset of "the change!" If only Clare had dispatched her cleaning fairy to tidy up in our absence I might not feel quite so overwhelmed by all the clutter that interferes with my productivity. There's just no place to put this stuff, which is why I live in such a constant state of chaos!

But enough of my whining. We had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with our friends Jimmy and Barbara in Augusta. I've included a photo of our feast, minus the rolls and waldorf salad. The weather wasn't nearly as chilly as was forecast, so we survived at the cottage during the night with the space heaters and residual heat from the living room fireplace. The weather Thursday and Friday was spectacular, and the evening we arrived there was a magnificent sunset (see photos!). The only downside was that the dogs saw so little of us, but as we reminded ourselves, it was better than the alternative, which was not to be there at all.

This morning I am thankful to be home, even if it means a day of cleaning. It's also Ken's birthday, so I am trying to attain a spirit of festivity to honor him. But now, off to put on my domestic diva tiara and get busy!

Hope it's a wonderful day for everyone!

3 comments:

Kip said...

Love your table setting at Tgiving and your sunset photos!! A belated Happy birthday to Ken too!

xxoo
Kip

Nancy said...

Your photos are so pretty Anne. It looks like you had a wonderful time and great food with your friends. And I can totally relate to your chaos. I wish I could get a cleaning fairy to come here to. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Hugs
Nancy

Kath said...

I'm thinking of downloading all of your gorgeous scenery photos and making my own book to enjoy privately! GREAT photos!
Get your little cleaning fairy tushy over her when you're done there, k? I could use it!
Happy Birthday to Ken!!!!!
Hugs, kath

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