It was weird being out of the country, and not celebrating Thanksgiving. When we got back it felt like everyone jumped ahead to Christmas.
But yesterday my family was nice enough to have a Thanksgiving 2.0 for Justin and me. After having our mashed potatoes and stuffing, all is right. (Right now I have a Thanksgiving-Left-Over-Pot-Pie in the oven, mmmm, can't wait!!)
Now... we have the tree up...
I made stockings:
I bought this ornament last year from Ten Thousand Villages, and then last week I got to meet the artisans who made it!
And now its officially boot weather (although, I cheat and wear them whenever I can, no matter the weather)
Today has been cold and rainy, I love it, and Southern California needs it.
And it's a welcome change. Feels more like late fall/winter, feels more like the holiday season. (Although, not the consumerist holiday season, no black Friday, sales, and shop, shop, shop. Handmade gifts are so much better... Here is a good resource about all this.)