Yesterday was (for those of you not in the US) our annual food-family-Americana feast. For me, Thanksgiving is the best holiday: it’s all about those we love, the bounty of the table and being together, about being an American, and it isn’t grossly commercialized like Christmas and like Halloween has become. Our small band gathered again this year, and it was wonderful–though we all did seem subdued. Paul had the Redskins playing arch-rivals the Dallas Cowboys (U.S. Football) on the TV, and our team–the Washington, DC, Redskins of course–was doing so well I had to snag Potomac, our troll wearing a Redskins jersey, to join us on the table. They won 38-31. Hail to the Redskins, hail victory! (That’s part of their fight song FYI.)
And I even managed, FINALLY, to sneak in some time for art. I’m taking a Watercolor Lettering class with Val Webb online; we’ve only had one class/lesson so far, and I learned something not two minutes into the first video! I clearly have a lot to learn, but I’m learning and really enjoying it. I wasn’t going to take her next class about herbs and watercolor, but think I will just have to sign up….great stuff. So this is my first watercolored word:
I’ll be back with all the blogposts about Houston soon–I’ve resized the photos, just need to write and insert photos. Since I got back, I’ve ad Joshua’s birthday, then massive garden clean-up for the winter to do before I can sit down with the laptop, plus need to do all the Christmas shopping before my next foot surgery on December 7. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanks-Giving day, no matter where in the world you are. It is good to remember, be grateful, and say so–to yourself, to the others who make your life better (including the doggie down the street who wags his tail, the bird that sings, the kind lady in the checkout aisle at the grocery, all of them).
Talk to you soon with lots of pictures from Quilt Festival!