Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Salon - Post Thanksgiving


So I hope that those of you who celebrated this week had a great Thanksgiving; mine was pretty nice. My husband and I went to his parents' house for dinner and that was only the beginning of the weekend's festivities. His aunt and uncle came up from New York along with their daughter on Friday. We went out shopping with them on Friday afternoon and then on Saturday morning he and I hosted our annual post-Thanksgiving, kick-off-the-Christmas-season brunch, which is what you see pictured above. I baked pumpkin muffins, a sour cream coffee cake, cranberry cornbread and currant scones- two days of baking, consumed in about two hours! (Not to mention the cheesecake I made for Thanksgiving itself!) Actually we had fewer people than usual this year and there were a lot of leftovers. We hit the mall for more shopping yesterday, although except for a couple of new Christmas pins it was mostly browsing for me. We visited with folks again this morning before they drove back to NYC, and now we're home.

And when I say we're home, I mean home- as soon as I got back I changed into clean pajamas and plan to spend the day getting caught up online and reading. I might take a walk later- but later! For now I'm still working my way through Wolf Hall. I'm also about half way through The Red Leather Diary, by Lily Koppel, which is an interesting book to say the least. Not sure I'm in love with it but it has its merits. More later!

Was your holiday weekend busy or laid back? What are you doing to relax or catch up? Whatever it is I hope you enjoy the day.

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