Yesterday, after I finished my dinner, eaten around a table full of dear friends, I wandered into the room where the kid tables were set up for Thanksgiving and found Ella, perched on a chair, devouring some other child’s leftovers.

When dinner was over for everyone, we went upstairs and played some games (Bart and I won a couple of gift cards, a coloring book with crayons for Ella, and a triple pack of gum) and then had a talent show. Bart played the guitar and sang a funny little song he’d written from the point of view of a turkey and I read aloud Duck! Rabbit!

We came home and put a very tired child to bed and, after an hour or so of visiting with our downstairs neighbors, finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey (I am grateful for a husband who doesn’t just tolerate but actually enjoys BBC and Masterpiece Classic shows).

My life is quiet, but, oh, it is happy. 

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  • Reply Creole Wisdom November 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    oh Ella is a riot and a smart girl! Masterpiece Theater is fantastic. Have you ever watched Berkeley Square? It's a mini series about nannies and their chargers. I was addicted to it!

  • Reply smalldog November 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Are you ready to hate J.? He's seen the next series of Downton already.

  • Reply Noelle November 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Sounds wonderful! Nice job winning the gift cards 🙂 I just watched the first few episodes of Downton Abbey with my mom last month 🙂

  • Reply Jenny November 26, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Happy Holiday kick-off!

  • Reply Bethany November 26, 2011 at 4:11 am

    This post is missing just one thing. Your Thanksgiving menu! Did you use any recipes that are worth sharing? I am so glad you had a nice holiday!

  • Reply Michelle November 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

    This sounds like a wonderful day!

  • Reply Becca November 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Love this 🙂

  • Reply Jillian November 29, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I LOVE that show! Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

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