Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving!  It is time to chat over coffee…and share with others linked at Bookishly Boisterous.

It has been a week of reading, errands, a little blogging…and, of course, getting a mani.   Today I’ll be joining my daughter and son-in-law at the home of his family for the traditional dinner.

This week there were movies to watch from my DVR, one of which I found myself caught up in:  A United Kingdom, based on a true story about King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.   Starred Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl). 

  • I’ve read and reviewed two delightful books (so far):  Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin; and Merry & Bright, by Debbie Macomber.  I am almost finished with Bonfire, by Krysten Ritter, a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption.  Would it be rude for me to take Pippa along to Thanksgiving dinner so I could read if I get bored?  Silly question.  Of course it would be rude.
  • You might say that I am sometimes anti-social when I am gripped by a book.  LOL
  • I do miss my globe-trotting son and daughter-in-law, who are based in Prague, but spent the last couple of weeks in London and then Portugal.  Love these shots, and Gabi adores trees, especially those with fruit:

  • Craig loves interesting buildings and sculptures:

  • Sometimes we only visit via photos, FB, and Skype…but I’ll take what I can get right now.
  • This Saturday, the remnants of our local family will join two of the LA family members at a restaurant we’ve never tried together:  Mad Duck.  I think I mentioned it last week.  There will be nine of us, as the newlywed grandson and wife, Dominic & Julia, will join us after all.

  • So…the week ahead, including today’s events, will remind me of family; my attitude of gratitude is stretching to include these blessings.


Enjoy the holiday, if you celebrate it…and definitely savor those books!



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