This was my first Thanksgiving holiday as an empty-nester. Neither son was home. The oldest is only 90 miles a way but the weather was a problem. The youngest went with his roommate to visit his family in Chicago. My husband works retail - over Thanksgiving (at a store that didn't close) and Black Friday - so I didn't see much of him either.
I should say that I was sad and lonely - but I've had a wonderful holiday! Lots and lots of Christmas cards made! I'm almost done with Christmas shopping. The house is decorated. The tree looks fabulous vs. all those years when I required all of the men in my life to help which then required me accepting however the lights and ornaments looked! If that sounds terrible there are two things you need to know. All my guys are well over 6' tall so guess where all the ornaments ended up. And my boys have gotten an ornament a year representing their life. Of course, their ornaments are the most important ornament so they all cluster right in front!
I'm actually going into December without stress!!! I definitely gave thanks for this long weekend.
Dies: Honey Bee Stamps Joy Noel Wreath
Paper: Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels and Dots & Stripes Pastels, Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Other: Taylored Expressions Winter Flurries Embossing Folder, misc enamel dots from Your Next Stamp and Doodlebug