Though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, some residents here and many bloggers online are getting things spiffed up for Christmas.
I guess they want a bit of cheer this time of year. Can’t blame them, though it’s still too soon for me to begin decorating.
I like to put up the tree and decorate for Christmas right after Thanksgiving. Though with my current range of mobility, I might start a little early so I can take my time and enjoy it.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Christmas looks like in my new and bigger home. I went from 725 square feet last year to about 1150 square feet here in this complex.
This was the apartment that became available and I snapped it up. I would have been happy with a one bedroom though.
Plans For Thanksgiving:
For Thanksgiving, I’ve picked out several new vegetarian recipes I want to try cooking. But I’ll just have to see how mobile I am by that time. I’m not setting anything in stone these days.
Some of us prefer to celebrate the holidays at home. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and decorate as though you have people coming over.
Cook your favorites or if you prefer, pick up a Thanksgiving meal somewhere. Use fabric napkins. Set a stylish table. You deserve to have that just for you.
I’m a firm believer in being good to yourself. For instance, giving yourself gifts.
You must take care of you instead of waiting for someone else to take the lead. They might not come through for you, so plan on doing things your own way and you won’t be disappointed.
I think it’s been drummed into women in my age group that they must do for others and put themselves second. Well, that isn’t how I live my life anymore and never will again.
Ivy’s Chosen Toy For The Day:
Ivy dug through her two Rubbermaid tubs filled with toys and chose a toy to play with.
This morning her toy of the day is a tiny white mouse. Ivy likes to toss it up in the air.
See the small pieces of brown leaves? I’m not kidding, I think there are lizards everywhere because leaves have taken over in here. Fallen leaves are literally in every room.
You know, I don’t really think Ivy would have been much help the other night with the lizard drama. I think she just wanted to play with it. Of course I did away with it first so she didn’t have much time to decide on her actions.
Maybe domesticated cats that live indoors just don’t have the predatory instincts they would have in the wild.
So if a mouse got in here, what would Ivy do, I wonder? Now if it was something flying in the air, she’d be all over it.