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Remember, It’s November

“Remember, remember the Fifth of November.”

If you know what movie that’s from, kudos to you. It’s been awhile since I’ve watched it so I should probably watch it again. Today would be a good day to do that, actually. Outside of my house, it’s a proper November day. The leaves on my trees are finally turning colors, it’s chilly and cloudy again. I do wish it was snowing instead of raining but I’ve learned to live with that disappointment. The actual possibility and reality of snow this time of year is one of the things I miss about being up north.

Inside my house…well there’s a song that describes the inside. You might know it. It goes like this: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. Yep. That one. We spent the weekend putting up some Christmas decorations including a new tree. It’s smaller and snowier than the ones we’ve had in the past but we really like it. The kids are, amazingly, refraining from touching it. I still have a few DIY projects I want to do, but the main items are in place.

Most of my friends are Christmas people and that means I’m not the only one pulling out and putting up their Christmas decor. However, I do have a few friends that are strictly Thanksgiving first and only afterward can the Christmas celebrations begin. Which one are you? Are you strictly Thanksgiving first and then Christmas? Or does the Christmas tree go up at midnight on November first? I told a friend of mine that instead of putting up ornaments, she should place little papers with reasons why she’s thankful and then it would be a Thanksgiving tree and her hubby couldn’t be mad about it.

If you are a Thanksgiving first kind of person then have no fear, I’m not skipping it. Last year we traveled to spend Thanksgiving with my family like we used to when I was a kid. We want to do the same this year but we’re waiting to hear back on my aunt’s health. Last year’s Thanksgiving was one of the best ones I’ve had in years. It felt so good to be back at one of my favorite childhood places, surrounded by my family. I hope to be able to do it again and make it a Thanksgiving tradition.

What are some of your family traditions? Do you have a big family Thanksgiving dinner or is it a smaller gathering? What about your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish and who makes it? There’s a fun tradition in my family to see who can steal the first deviled egg. Any time we got together and there were deviled eggs, it was on. I’m still waiting on my victory but I know it’s coming.

I hope you all have a wonderful November day! By the way, if you don’t know, the quote at the top is from the movie ‘V for Vendetta’.

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