I have had quite a run during the past week. Between losing gas then power and an 18+ hour day yesterday, I’m feeling a little burnt. Burnt enough to stress-eat an entire tub of vegan chocolate mousse.I guess it’s a good thing that Joshua stole it for his lunch. Instead, I’m contemplating raiding my slow cooker full of caramelized onions to pile atop a grain-free grilled cheese sandwich.…

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This week, I wrote about being prepared as a hostess. Then, after the humbling experience of running out of propane, I wrote about being flexible– another
important quality for a host. Today, I’m just going to share with you the most important quality… humor.

While I do have a gorgeous recipe post all lined up for you, what I don’t have is power.…

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wordless-pumpkins
Daily Gratitude:
Neti Pots
Thermal Shirts
Dogs Warming My Lap and Feet
Naps

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With just a little over a week to go, I’ve finally got my Thanksgiving menu all set. I’m so excited to share my holiday with great friends.

Thanksgiving Menu 2013

After yesterday’s post about being prepared, I was decked with humble pie—right in the face. Last night, I went to light my oven to make turkey stock and what do you know… no gas.…

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chocolate-creme

I was 29 when I hosted my first Thanksgiving. I planned the meal of a lifetime. Lobster and scallop canapés with vanilla chive sauce, salmon mousse, smoked salmon canapés, turkey, stuffing, two kinds of cranberry sauce, a veritable feast of vegetables, and chocolate mousse with candied orange peel.

The only problem was my confidence that I could do all this, by myself, in one day.…

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silent-sunday

Daily Gratitude:
Good Friends
Tamales
Sofas
Advil

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Bolinas Pumpkins
Daily Gratitude

Soft Sofas
New Dryers
Handsome Husbands
Warm Houses

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Wow! We are officially half way done with #NaBloPoMo. So far, I have learned a lot, stretched my blogging muscles, and had a fantastic time doing it.

I’m happy to bring you a new edition of Quotable Fridays. This time, the author is unknown. A search on the InterGoogle Web Machine turned up no source.…

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