Soon it will be Thanksgiving, and I can already smell the smoked turkey!

First thing in the morning we’ll walk the mile and a half to the where the road meets sand then water. A quiet spit of the Intracoastal Waterway lit by the rising sun, plentiful shore birds and maybe a dolphin or two arcing in and out of the deep blue waves is our reward. We drink it all in, then retrace our steps back home for hot coffee and breakfast amid scattered pages of the newspaper and sounds of the parade on TV.

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The calm before the cooking-baking-football storm that precedes the intimate evening meal. These are our traditions, and we’re thankful to continue them.

Are you celebrating as well? Big or small, quiet or raucous, simple or formal? Whatever your holiday holds, may the weather cooperate for travelers, the company be sane and conflict-free, the toasts be short yet meaningful, and the feasting be delicious!

Thanksgiving CHEERS from our home to yours, Heather

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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:

  • In the United Kingdom this 16 – 22 November is Self Care Week, created to empower healthy habits that positively impact physical and mental wellness, promoting life-long health. Even the littlest acts can prompt happiness!
  • In the spirit of self care, declare independence from what doesn’t serve you.
  • Keeping healthy snacks at hand and ready to eat for you and your family increases the likelihood you’ll eat them — as opposed to reaching for less smart options like chips or cookies or candy.
  • It’s more than just “cosiness” — a lesson on being kind to yourself from the Danish. (Watch the video after clicking on the That’s definitely “hygge” link and develop a case of Copenhagen wanderlust.)
  • Whether you’re pouring Pinot, Chardonnay or bubbly this Thanksgiving, learn to do it sexily.
  • This week’s pinned words of wisdom.

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