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Nov 28, 2021


 Officially Fall runs well into December, the 21st to be exact. I realize that Christmas lights and trees often go up just minutes after Thanksgiving passes but in my cottage there is no rush to move the pumpkins out the door just yet. If I do put up a tree I do it closer to Christmas eve, and I leave it up through Jan when it's lights brighten up short winter days. No rush on my part to jump into the next Hallmark holiday. I am going to linger in this Fall décor awhile longer. I no longer invite one drop of  holiday stress into my life. Been there, done that. Holiday commercialism drives me bonkers-no thanks.

I have to admit it's been unusually hard for me to get back into the swing of decorating my little vintage farmhouse. Normally I enjoy fluffing up my home especially with the change of the seasons. Not inspired in that way these days. The crumbling state of our world definitely sends me down bunny trails. But GOD!!! I trust in HIM and my only hope is in GOD and HIS word which tells us clearly of things to come. While, the rapid pace of world events should be no surprise to believers it sill feels stressful to me. I often think of  those old radio broadcasts that were interrupt by "this is only a test" message. But this unfortunately is our new realty. I have watched strong Christian friends completely come unraveled in this time. Fighting off spiritual attacks as well as living in this evil and very corrupt world is taking a toll on so many. It is a good vs evil battle for sure. Yet, we are to endure to the end.

 I have been involved in peaceful protesting at schoolboard meetings as well as health department meetings and have been out and about on the streets with props and signs to  give voice to  my free speech rights while there is still time. My days of protests on the UC Berkeley campus for different reasons back in the days have come alive again. Even though I am not a mom, I stand against grammar school children being FORCED to wear face diapers and eventually being forced into taking un constitutional experimental FDA (mafia) toxic clot shots jabbed into their little bodies. I'm for CHOICE  and against the far reaching destructive government mandates. I watch Dan Bongino and he talks about it being time for mass civil disobedience NOW and I could not agree with him any more.  That is what I am passionate about these days, not so much my home décor. 

My home is a place to relax, recharge and most importantly a place to retreat and hide out in the privacy that I so relish. So recently I pushed convinced  myself  to decorate this Fall to create a different inside vibe. I used my white and green colored faux pumpkins and also some gray and white checked fabric ones this year. Of course lots of candles to help create relaxing evenings at home.

I am definitely a non traditionalist when it comes to holidays, perhaps some of that has to do with so many dysfunctional 'family of origin' holiday memories, combined with my effort to not get caught up in commercialism. Now, I embrace and yearn for a quiet, private day to myself when Thanks-giving and Christmas roll around. Being an introvert and also a loner I normally dodge holiday invites in order to retreat and relax with my beloved dogs, add in a good read or movie all in the comfort of my own cozy home, ahhh perfect day!!!

 I don't eat turkey and so I am just not into sitting around a table eating bread out of a dead birds butt. Hey- just being real. Smile. The only dish I like on a traditional Thanksgiving  menu is candied yams or mashed potatoes- no gravy please. That is it. I don't want to see a dead bird, hate stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie no matter how I try to fake it. I am done accepting thoughtful invites and wondering how I can go un-noticed for only eating potatoes. Awkward! Am I the only one who just isn't into all that kind of holiday food?  It's stressful to me to be interrogated at a holiday dinner. I do remember the time I truly enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal and it was Swedish style. Salmon, no turkey, seasoned rice, no stuffing,  a beautiful green salad, fresh veggies not killed and hidden under mushroom soup and yep no pumpkin pie. YUMMY !!!. Now that was a  delicious Thanksgiving meal to remember IMO. 

I made delish, Organic, killer tacos topped with mango salsa for Thanksgiving dinner. Later in the day I was gifted with white chocolate dipped strawberries and a huge box of chocolates which consisted of chocolate dipped marshmallow squares, chocolate dipped peanut butter balls, Chocolate dipped mint Oreo's and much more. Who needs a boy friend? LOL. A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Just sayin.  Okay- I soon need to get back to my 'no refined sugar' lifestyle but for now I am off the wagon and indulging in all that delivered to my door sweet, sweet goodness. 

 Oh yeah, my fav self invented hot drink that I named ' Puerto Rican Hot Apple Pie' is wonderful on chilly Fall and Winter nights. Heat fresh spiced apple cider (not apple juice)  add  Butterscotch Schnapps and top with vegan coconut whipped cream (way better than regular whipped cream).. Sprinkle lots of cinnamon on top  The best ever Fall and Winter Hot drink for chilly nights. Enjoy. 

Thanks to my dear friend who actually made every delish morsel in this box. You are loved and appreciated SO much. 

Not only was I spoiled with these amazing treats but white chocolate dipped dog bones were made for all the children who dress in fur at my home. They devoured them. Thanks so much L & M. You so spoil me. 

I hope that in this crazy world you each find and dwell in pockets of peace. It's hard out here. Stay strong and realize there are 3 types of people in this world. Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs. Many are weary trying to wake the sheeple and there comes a time that you will have to leave the sheep and perhaps wake the other lions and dwell in the pride. You woke ones will understand exactly what I am saying. God bless the sheep, God bless the Sheepdogs. Stay strong, stay alert. 

Again and always- remember it is never to late to create a happy childhood. It sure seems harder these days to do that but little by little. 

Happy holidays and Blessings to y'all.

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