Instead of writing a novel or growing a beard, our month of November into December is full of happenings and joy. Here is a how-to guide: start off the season with a great Thanksgiving meal, with as much as your family (and their dogs) and as many friends as you can gather. Normally, we would also have had my sister and her family (evil Black Friday takes her away from us now by beginning on Thursday) and some neighbors and stray people far from home; China, Africa, India, Ohio...
(Elizabeth, godmother of Charles, at a surprise party chez us):
Valentine turns 15:
One week later, host family and friends for a post-run-meal after a freezing cold run in December for a good cause; the Jingle Run for the Arthritis Foundation:
Don't forget to hang your stockings for St.Nicholas!
Make a gingerbread house, and an old-fashioned wreath:
Next up: Go find the perfect tree, in the SNOW!