Saturday Snapshot – November 30, 2019

First of all, I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!  I hope that your day was blessed and delicious.

For this post, I did want to take a short break from my vacation photos to show you how our Thanksgiving (and Black Friday, which was not at all “commercial”) went down.

I started the day by earning this…

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Yes, my friends…not only did I win NaNoWriMo this year, but I actually finished my novel!  It took my two Nanos to do it, but it is done.  Well, the “sucky” first draft, which is a stream of consciousness sort of thing, is done.  Now I can get down to the hard work of really planning and writing it!

As for the dinner itself, we had two of our close friends come over.  It has become a tradition to share the holiday with these friends and it is always a treat, not only because I don’t get to see them as often as I would like, but also because we can all discuss politics without fighting.

I did make the meal, and it was delicious.  Here is the “before” picture (don’t worry, there is no after picture of the carnage!)

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What I do not have pictures of is Alice’s less that desirable behavior.  This included jumping on tables, jumping into the middle of a puzzle, and jumping onto my one friend’s lap for the sole purpose of hissing in her face.  Folks, the stories about this cat are all true!

I think she knew she was in trouble, because today she was quite contrite.  I really think she is pondering her bad choices in this picture.

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As for Black Friday, we are not Black Friday people.  While everyone else was up before dawn to storm the stores, we slept until almost nine in the morning.  While I did make a gym run (because my dinner the night before was quite tasty!), the rest of the day was spent at home.  This kids and my hubs have been working on a puzzle and I’ve been reading Erin Morgenstern’s new book.

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you all and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – November 30, 2019

  1. Congratulations on completing your novel during NaNoWriMo. That’s quite an accomplishment. Also, your Thanksgiving dinner looks delicious. I’m envious of people who can put together a whole dinner and have all the dishes ready at the same time. My contribution to Thanksgiving dinner was a nice bottle of wine (and a hearty appetite).

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    1. Thank you so much!

      This year’s dinner came together quite well. Even my friends said that I seemed far less stressed (the secret: I cut the mashed potatoes off the menu!)

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