I hope you had a good weekend and have recovered from all the food you ate from Thursday.  If you had a big turkey you have to be creative to come up with recipes for the leftovers that people will eat not knowing they are still eating turkey.  Did the dogs get some?

There were Christmas decorations up even before we had Thanksgiving.  That is too early for me.  When I listened to channel 13 this morning to see what the weather was doing they said something about parades this weekend.  Our parade is in two weeks on Dec. 8th and will be at night again.  There are a lot of things going on in town that whole weekend, one of which is a bazaar in the old city hall.  There will be vendors with many handcrafted items and a silent auction that the proceeds will go to our library.    I like a parade no matter when it happens.  I had never gone to one at night until about 5 years ago.  This was one of the floats that we made from the library.  Sometimes it is a challenge getting it lit enough for everything to be seen but, they are really pretty.  We even had horses with lights on them and their riders.  That was a real treat.  The thing that gets me in the spirit of the season more than the malls and shopping is the music.  I love Christmas music.

I spent an afternoon this weekend at a genealogy  site trying to find out about my maternal grandfather.  I found some things about both sides of the family that I didn’t know.  I find it fascinating.  You know the deeper the roots of a tree grow into the ground the stronger the tree.  Do you think that applies to us too?

  I hope you have a day to remember today.  If you are shopping already don’t spend all your money because, you have lots of days to go yet.  I will leave you today with a simple but powerful phrase by E. Murphy:  “Enjoy the blessings of this day.”  Melanie

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