Sunday in threes

1. From breaking a century-old record for November snowfall last week to 50F and rain today – what a weather swing we’ve had here in west Michigan!  I woke up to an uncommon sound for this time of year  – the drip – drip – drip – of rain. Bizarre. But the coffee sure tastes good this morning.

big cups...

big cups…

2. Making the grocery list this morning, I realized we’re only a few days from Thanksgiving.  It snuck up on me, again!  I blame the Christmas ads and holiday music for the distraction.  We’ll have our boys and grands – just the 6 of us – so it’s time to get out the cloth napkins, crystal bowls and decorations :).  And, as youngest boy happily announced, this week marks the official start of Cheese ball season!  For my recipe (and his favorite appetizer), click here for my Look No Further Cheese ball recipe. 

one end of her table

Grandma’s Holiday table .. it took her days to set up!

3. I finally bought a tablet! No, not the AARP one, although that was tempting. has a great deal on a 10″ tablet – in my color choice which was  purple.  It arrived Friday and I have been happily playing around with it ever since.  For more on the deal, click here.


What are your Thanksgiving plans?  Any new toys land in your lap?  What food kicks off the Holiday season for your family?

..a cute lil' cheeseball .. all dressed up for the Holiday!

..a cute lil’ cheeseball .. all dressed up for the Holiday!






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  1. Small group for Thanksgiving this year. Our weather is also wonky. We only got a heavy dusting of snow but it’s predicted to hit 70 tomorrow. Very unusual for us here in PA. As for electronics, I have had my smart phone a year and don’t use it a whole lot. I’m trying to get one of those cheaper plans and the cell phone companies sure make it hard to change. Gotta check out that cheeseball!

    • I think so many people are having wonky weather that it’s now normal!
      By all means try the cheese ball ~ it’s a holiday favorite 🙂
      Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. What a gorgeous table your grandma set for eighteen. I bet she started early. Nothing says holidays like a table cloth with poinsettias.
    It’s been very cold and rainy all week and then this afternoon, the sun is shining and skies are blue. Lovely day.

    • Yes it was gorgeous – and that was just 1/2 of it — there was another couple of tables at the other end 🙂 She spend days getting ready for Christmas dinner.

      I am glad you are having sunshine and blue skies – wonderful 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!

  3. What a beautiful table. After losing my mother in December of last year, I haven’t a clue how Thanksgiving is going to turn out. Sad. I hope yours is terrific.

    • 😦 It is hard when the holidays roll around after you lose someone you love. Dad passed on about 1 week before Thanksgiving and I remember being grateful for empty airports the day I flew home after the funeral — on Thanksgiving day 2004.

      I say do whatever works for you and if you don’t feel like doing the whole holiday thing, don’t. And if you do, find some small thing that she would have enjoyed and weave that into your festivity 🙂


  4. Woke up to the very same weather here today! What a strange fall it’s been.

    I just started thinking about a tablet myself. I like the looks (and price) of yours. It’s Android technology though, and I’m not skilled in anything Android. Hope you enjoy it though!

    • I agree – very strange 🙂

      I can attest to this tablet being very easy to use & set up — and the price and size fit my needs exactly. Happy Shopping and happy Turkey day to you, MJ

  5. It took her days to set up, and days to clean up, too, I imagine. Hope you enjoy your tablet! Had to chuckle at “cheeseball season.” I got an iPod Shuffle recently to wear music to the gym. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Absolutely ~ she was a wonderful cook & hostess and insisted on doing things her way 🙂
      Hope you are enjoying your new shuffle — music makes any workout better! Cheers~ MJ

  6. Great cheeseball recipe! I can’t wait to try it. And your table is soooo inviting.

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