Hello! Belated Thanksgiving greetings to my fellow celebrants. The above photo is not our Thanksgiving feast, but very delicious nonetheless: roasted red pepper and tomato soup, velvety grits, and paprika laced Oregon shrimp. It’s an easy ensemble, coming together so very quickly.

With COVID cases skyrocketing with a ruthless efficiency, we’ve been staying home even more and daydreaming about favorite restaurants and times when so many weren’t on the brink of closure. It’s just so horrible. How I wish for a magic wand to make this nightmare end.

But the vaccines are coming! Praying they will be equally ruthless in their efficiency so people can get out of food lines and back to their lives. A-M-E-N!

My favorite cutie pies waiting on me…

Menu for days and our Thanksgiving in a nutshell. We ate early and quite well, finished a puzzle of the good ole USA, and watched Tootsie, which, after seeing it in the theater when it came out (I was ELEVEN), was a bit new and fun and a marvelous nod to feminism. A great way to round out another perfect Colleen and Greg day!

Presence

Mystery, I’d read somewhere, is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend.

Dennis Covington

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Clouds

Hi All! Damn. Pike’s Peak – Tabeguache to the original inhabitants – just gives and gives, doesn’t it? I love the clouds! The way they nestle in close, like friends and lovers nuzzling for a bit of sweet respite.

How have you been? All is well here, delightfully strolling along in our usual ways. Enjoying simple pleasures. I found more church records for my New Mexico roots; Greg got a new coat (in black) after the zipper in his last went kaput. Pockets, pockets, and more pockets! Cooking and baking galore, despite not having taken a photo in a while. We raked up the most gigantic pile of leaves last weekend under the sunniest of skies, and will again soon, which ought to be the end of them. The compost thanks us!

I could not be more pleased about the outcome of the election, especially that so VERY many people voted! The most in our nation’s history, which sure sent my heart singing. We care about this place, America! YAY us!

We’ll be keeping isolated for Thanksgiving, with the usual suspects on the dinner table. No surprise there, I think. A definite surprise for subscribers to the blog was the fact that I fixed a glitch which actually started sending reminders out again. I hadn’t noticed that it wasn’t working until someone new came along (Hi Bobbie!) and asked. Things slip by.

Stay well and healthy…

Opportunity

Don’t be afraid of being wrong. Because being wrong is just an opportunity to find more of the truth.

Annie Duke

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Fulfillment

Love is never a fulfillment. Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight. That is life.

D.H. Lawrence

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