We closed on the new house back in mid November, and this is the week when the seller is moving out. Even so, we won’t be moving in yet, because we’re having new flooring put down wherever there is carpet. Off-white carpet and dogs do NOT mix.
But soon there will be photos!
Though Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of them all, Tom and I were both sick with colds so not in a very festive mood that day. Plus no one was here–Tim was away house- and dogsitting. So Tom made our Thanksgiving lunch of comfort food: grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
That was okay with me! We were able to enjoy photos from my brother’s and sister’s Thanksgiving dinners. The next day, Debby came to town and we did it up right that weekend.
Regardless, the DOGS were able to celebrate appropriately.
Including sweet Anna May, whose name has been officially changed to “Anime,” because–those big eyes and big ears are perfect for that kind of illustration. I need to learn how to draw her. Here she is with her new friend Sugar.
She also plays hard with friends Pollock, Pixie, and Penny. No photos of that, but here’s proof that she loves her sisters and they tolerate her.
Curled up with Margot.
Ready to snooze with Guinness.
A few days later, we celebrated Lynne’s birthday (which fell on Thanksgiving Day this year, but she was out of town). First she boxed everything that was in and on the built-in bookcases in the living room.
When the bookshelves are empty, you know shit’s getting real.
Then we had dinner and a cake with candles.
There is still a LOT to pack. Who’s coming over?
And on December 12, I celebrated the BEST job in the world when I became a great-aunt again. Welcome, baby Liam, and congratulations to Josh and Dalyn!