I didn’t get on the computer yesterday to write a blog post. It was nice, you know? We hung around together, Not-Shopping (except we did end up running out for toothpaste and a couple of other needs in the afternoon — who runs out of toothpaste?). We played Charades. It was amusing. I read a book. Likewise amusing. We ate a lot of cold turkey off a plate. For dinner we had the stuffed mushrooms we couldn’t have for a Thursday appetizer because even with masterful planning, I only have one oven and it only heats to one temperature at a time.
So yesterday I was feeling really thankful for lazy days, post-holiday satisfaction, and delightful children.
Today I’m feeling grateful that we moved some furniture and found a new place for the Christmas tree . Guess what. Guess. It doesn’t block a single western window, leaving me plenty of afternoon sunlight to crawl around inside. And that is something to be thankful for.
And also, today we get to go to a cousin’s wedding, and I am very looking forward to hanging with family and not being in charge of a single thing.
 Ten years, same spot. Same “Oh, I miss the afternoon sunspot” moaning. On the eleventh year, the tree is in a new home and it looks lovely. It’s not decorated, but it’s lovely.