Monday, November 28, 2016


I know that some of you look forward to seeing what my niece, Lauren, does for her holiday table, always something different, so here is this year's.

She always has fresh flowers that she arranges herself and always a beautiful tablecloth and napkins.
The food was equally delicious, as were her Pumpkin Martinis (sinful, but oh, so good!).

Here is her SO's bulldog, Tank, dressed for the occasion. I must confess that I bought it for him and he kept it on all day. It didn't seem to bother him at all, but he is used to wearing a collar and an occasional scarf. He is a very mellow dog, as are most of that breed.

I have many things for which to be grateful, but especially that this year my sister has moved into a house two doors down from me. We are the best of friends and this is so much better than her being on Long Island, over a two hour drive away, depending on weather and traffic. She moved in about a month ago and is settling in very nicely. She is already friends with most of my friends, since we travel together, and we are having a grand old time.


Regina B Dunn said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving. I'd love to have my sister living close by. You are very lucky, indeed.

Susan Lenz said...

Thanks so much for the recent comment on my blog! I've enjoyed your Thanksgiving post ... especially seeing the bulldog photo. My husband Steve and I have a client/friend with a pug who dresses up for every occasion (and often for "no occasion at all"). The pictures really crack me up! I'm sure you and your sister will enjoy living so close together. I'm quite far away from mine which is sad. One of them is an avid embroiderer ... totally traditional and absolutely perfect. If we lived closer, I might tempt her to "the dark side". LOL!

nancy buonamassa said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy for your and your sister!! What a wonderful gift! Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

Linda M said...

I'm one that always looks forward to your nieces decorations, at our house there is none of that. We move whatever crafts, games, etc, off the table and someone rounds up clean plates and silverware and gets it down before the food hits. Wonderful that your sister is so close now.