Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like... Thanksgiving?

It's 37 degrees and rainy this morning, but this is what we woke up to yesterday morning at the Little Red House. Three days before Thanksgiving, and it's beginning to look a lot like, well, you know... I just can't think about Christmas until I've gotten through my daughter's birthday, which is tomorrow, and Thanksgiving. Then we'll drag out the decorations, and start shopping, and wrapping, and baking...

Jeez, I'm tired already, just thinking about it!


  1. Good morning, Mizz Mary...I am the same way. I refuse to "do" Christmas until we are finished with Thanksgiving. As a young girl, Thanksgiving was always so special and we never saw Christmas things out until after the Thanksgiving holiday was over. Now, it seems to all run together. I HAVE been wrapping C. gifts (with 10 grandchildren, their parents and many others, I HAVE to start early!) but won't decorate until the day after Thanksgiving.
    We've had no snow as yet...maybe a white Christmas?
    hugs, bj

  2. Hi Mary,

    My kids want to get a tree right after Thanksgiving. We have done that in the past, but I may try to put it off for a week or two. I hope your daughter has a very Happy Birthday! Glad you found Top O' the Barn.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. oh! it looks lovely! You had more snow than we did up north, but it's snowing now pretty hard. I hope you have a lovely Birthday for your daughter and a beautifully peaceful Thanksgiving.

  4. Oh, how beautiful! I'm sure that snow can be a nuisance when you have to deal with it all winter, but we almost never get snow, so it is still magical for me.

    Happy Birthday to Katie!


  5. It is still in the 80's where I am, so it makes it that much harder. I have been "thinking" for weeks and weeks, but no actual decorating will be done until December.

    A white Christmas would be nice in Arizona, but that's where the "dreaming" comes in.

  6. Well I'm glad to say that we have not had the snow you had. At least not yet. This weekend may be another thing.

    So, if tomorrow is as hectic as I think it's going to be...Happy early Birthday to your daughter! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


  7. Hello, Mary, happy birthday to you guys tomorrow accomplishes those years? The gift that you did? But I see good is snow?? You are already thinking about how to do Christmas preparations?

  8. Good morning Mary. We haven't had any snow here is Southeastern MA, but yesterday looked and smelled and felt like snow all day. Even the birds were very active at the feeders anticipating something that was in the air, but never arrived.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter.


  9. I have just started to pull Christmas out of the attic. I will wait until we come back from Thanksgiving to put things out.
    No snow here yet. It's supposed to be up to 65 today but might snow on Thursday.

  10. Whoops, I spoke too soon. Snow is falling out of the gray sky and actually covering some of the grass. The first snow is always the loveliest, don't you think?

  11. WOW that is soo pretty ... it is 80 in Texas ... we are getting a norther tomorrow and it is going to be 50... better go gather some fire wood...lol

  12. Morning! What a pretty sight -- it is still so hot here in Dallas -- and the heat inspires less than true Holiday spirit! LOL! Hoping for rain and a change this week!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  13. How beautiful is your snowy photo! Here's to a fabulous Thanksgiving, AND THEN onto sleigh bells....

    kari & kijsa

  14. We had snow up here in NH today too. Too early in my opinion! Looking a lot like Christmas in these parts. Have a great Thanksgiving. Your small one sounds inviting to me-I have over 30 people!

  15. The snow looks so pretty! No snow for us yet ... Sending Happy birthday wishes to your daughter and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving~ ~ hugs, Lynda xo

  16. Hello Mary! We had our first dusting Monday morn. Only a scad of it left on the grass right now. I don't want it coming quite yet. Here in the Northwest wants it starts it might not stop and we have family coming for Thanksgiving. cherry

  17. OHHH! Lucky you to have had some snow! I miss it as we rarely have it here in Holland. I have my fingers crossed this winter that it is at least cold and we get ice so I can see others skating. I too am not allowing myself to think Christmas until after this Thanksgiving is past. I don't want to rush autumn away.

    I hope your daughter has a really lovely birthday!

    ~~ Heidi ~~

  18. Oh the snow is beautiful! I wish we got snow here. Every year I hope that it will snow. It's snowed twice in my 47 years!

  19. Oh, look at all that lovely snow.

    Here in Australia it only snows on a few mountains in the south east and a very few other places, so it is really expensive to "go to the snow". You pay a fee to enter the areas that have the snow. I had never seen snow until I was 20.


  20. I want some snow =( Im happy you are having such nice waether. Happy thanksgiving.Are you cooking yet?

  21. Hi Mary,

    oh how lovely to have snow! I've already got all of my Christmas decorations up with the exception of the tree...we hardly pause for Thanksgiving in this house! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving :)

    Huge hugs,

  22. What a beautiful sight to see first thing in the morning! Happy Birthday to your darling daughter for tomorrow!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  23. I am feeling teh same way dear Mary! I keep Thanksgiving just for THAT special day. There is no sign of Christmas here yet. : )
    And I get tired just thinking about it all but it does come together some how. I am much less of a perfectionist now and am easier on myself about getting certain things done. We just take our time and try to enjoy the little things we love about the holiday.

    I do want to wish you a most happy Thanksgiving. I have been blessed by you this year...your blog is such a spirit lifter for me!


  24. What a pretty winter scene, but wait it is still fall..........Hope you and yours have a lovely Thanksgiving.

  25. thanks for commenting on my blog!! Oh My, we never get snow like that in Tennessee - until, maybe the end of January . . . I'm jealous!!


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