Sunday Supper #2: Christmas Decorations, Thanksgiving, and Why I Love Champagne

I mentioned in my post on Friday that it’s been a busier week than I expected. And the truth is, it’s also been a not very good week. Bad news, coupled with busy-ness, and also not feeling great after my flu shot and COVID booster, and I’m seriously ready for a few good days with family and food. But in the meantime, Graham and I took back a little bit of control this weekend, and put up our Christmas decorations. Let’s make some happiness, y’all. Haul out the holly!

Yes, I decorated for Christmas yesterday. I have no regrets.

Let me explain.

I grew up in a household that put up Christmas décor after Thanksgiving and took it down before the new year. No judgement here. Honestly. But as I’ve made my own home, I’ve made my own schedule. And I like a Christmas tree.  (To see more about my decorations, look here and here. I have lots of beautiful heirloom pieces, and whenever I decorate, my family feels close. It makes my heart smile.)

So, here we are. Our Christmas decorations are up, Thanksgiving (for the U.S.) is coming, and I’m in my cozy chair, drinking some champagne in front of the fire.

I firmly believe that champagne is appropriate for every occasion. Sad? Have a glass of champagne. Happy? Glass of champagne. Questioning humanity’s very purpose? Champagne. Putting up Christmas decorations? Well, I think you know.

I hope that the week to come is better. But in the meantime, champagne. And what’s for supper? Roasted zucchini and yellow squash with kielbasa over rice. Easy, tasty, not super unhealthy.

A quick note, I’ll be taking a break from posting in the coming week, but I’ll be back on Monday, November 29th. I’ve got a short story in the works, and plan to share some of my favorite cold weather recipes. I hope you come back to visit! And if you’re in the U.S., or you feel so inclined, I wish you a good week to come giving thanks and being grateful for the little and big things that make life wonderful.

24 thoughts on “Sunday Supper #2: Christmas Decorations, Thanksgiving, and Why I Love Champagne

  1. To each her own and what makes you happy as long as it does not hurt others. I have been off grid for the last 2 weeks, which can be both a good thing, and bring a feeling of bereftness when you do not connect with those who make you feel good. Enjoy your week!

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  2. Love your tree and decorations! My mom would start putting up Christmas decorations Nov 1st or when the snow arrived, whichever came first, and usually it was the snow! And they came down Jan 2nd. We always had a real tree and it would go up Dec 1st and it would easily last until Jan 2nd. Have a great Thanksgiving!😃😺🎄

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    • I love that! Whichever came first. 🙂 I haven’t had a real tree in years, but one day, I’m going to make a point of it.

      And thank you! It’s been a busy holiday week so far, but I think tomorrow will be wonderful. 🙂

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