I am SO READY for Thanksgiving. This is the best week of the year, if you ask me. I am so ready I even have the sage for the stuffing picked.
Which was smart of me, since this is what it looked like 12 hours after I picked the sage. And another storm is on the way.
According to the canine snow gauge, the snow is up to his 16th freckle, which is about 8 inches. Carson loves snow. He's happy to measure it for us.
I am so ready that I made an emergency run Saturday for candles for the Advent wreath. Only to discover that Advent starts this coming Sunday.
I found this candle holder at a flea market a few weeks ago, and while I don't know whether it was made for Advent, it has spaces for four candles, which is perfect. Those birds. I love those birds.
I have been a one-woman listing-and-shipping machine. I have been wrapping ornaments and shipping them off to far corners of the world, to Portugal and Australia and Norway. The link to my Etsy shop is in the sidebar and NOT HERE because when I tried to put the link in the last post I did, the whole thing blew up and vanished, and you never saw it because I walked away in disgust and dismay. It was the only bump in an otherwise happy build-up to Thanksgiving. (I bought these candy canes to resell, but I sort of love them, so don't buy them unless you feel you really have to.)
And the thrift stores are starting to stock their Christmas wares. Yes, most of it is shudder-worthy, but every once in a while, something magical appears.
Like odd net flowers with glitter and spun-cotton centers. And not just spun-cotton, but spun-cotton, Santa-head centers.
And spun-cotton, snowman-head centers. If there is a better week than the one leading up to Thanksgiving, which is the one that leads up to the holiday season, you're going to have to tell me what it is.