Sunday, November 22, 2009


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.
Albert Camus

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
David Letterman

I'm sorry, did we have an autumn? I'll bet we did. However, right now I'm feeling pressure to put up Christmas decorations, even though Thanksgiving is next week and July 4th was yesterday.
Chesapeake Bay Woman

Where will you spend July 4th Thanksgiving?


Annie said...

frantically getting ready to leave the next morning..!!

maria from NJ said...

Where I will be - stepmother's

Where I'd rather be ai Vegas!

Country Girl said...

I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving. We're going to my husband's sister in NJ and both of my sons will be there (I hope). I'm making my signature pumpkin pie dish (it has carmelized apples as a first layer) and a brussels sprouts dish I found on Williams Sonoma's website. I love Thanksgiving. (can you tell?)

Ann Marie said...

I will be here with my sister.. then my brother in laws with that side then my uncles with the other side and tonight with the REAL SIDE. .. did you catch all that.

question is where are YOU going to be say ... 1 pm today?

wornded... you have wornded that word with that kind of spelling!

Mrs F with 4 said...

We already had our Thanksgiving, in October... but I had no idea it WAS Thanksgiving, and nor did Mr F so he was in, um, Sweden, I think. It still doesn't enter my radar..... I need to get with it!

TSannie said...

We'll either spend it here or at my cousin's house....I'm rooting for my cousin's house...just sayin'.

Daryl said...

Pizza here at our place .. I refuse to let the stress of even warming up pre-cooked delivered to my house food ... so this year its pizza and wine .. I did order desert pies: an apple and a pumpkin .. BAH HUMBUG

Unfoi .. the act of removing the foi

big hair envy said...

OK. Daryl's response just makes me want to cry. Girlfriend, you need to head to VA. We are celebrating this wonderful holiday at my house on Friday. There will be enough food for an army....and I think that's exactly how many people are coming!! CBW - Can't wait to see you:)

cats said...

I would like to go back to 3 thing Thursday.

My husband and I celebrated our 20 year wedding Ann. on Wed.

I'm l;ooking forward to Thanksgiving and all the good food.

I cooked a spiral ham last night. It was the best ham I've ever ate in my life

marta said...

I tried to post a comment a few months ago and wasn't successful, so am trying again.

CBW (whom I've never met or even posted on her blog) went over and sent me some pics of my property since we couldn't get through the high water. Was surprised to see that she doesn't have a pickup truck either, as I assumed it was required of year-rounders.

She also sent a Mark to give us an estimate on clearing up the 10 inches of sea reeds in the yard. But it didn't occur to me maybe this is the same Mark she is trying to matchmake? I was only checking out his truck to be sure he could handle the job. I would have paid more attention to the man himself had I known.

Anyway I really appreciate you going back out to my place CBW after you had just come in.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Marta - Yes, that is The Mark! Check out tomorrow's post and we'll have pictures and more details. (And I was very happy to help out.)

maria from nj said...

I'm with Daryl and would also be happy with good pizza and wine.(Moastly what I will hear is a lot of whine) Or like I write 'Vegas Baby!'

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

maria from nj - I'm just about with y'all on this pizza bandwagon. Pizza, some good wine and a big fat nap would be fine with me.

Or maybe I'll get my cousin cats to cook a spiral ham...that sounded good.

Actually, Baby Sis and I will be headed next door to my parents' house, where my mother will cook for two days, sweat rolling off her forehead, only to sit down and be done in 7.5 minutes. She won't let anybody do anything, so there's no point in asking.

Hope y'all had a great weekend.

Annie said...

wow..your lovely mother...cbw...she must be worth, better not!

(Do you use that expression there? I sometimes get a little worried that some of our expressions, other people may never have heard of)! Oops how was that for another un-grammatical sentence! that some sort of revenge...or to rev your engines?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Annie-Yes, she is worth bottling.

Also, never fear - nobody can botch up a sentence better than me. Better than I?

I'm the best botcher upper of the English language.

I rest my case.

Annie said...

very funny...I know what you mean...I do it all the time...btw I keep meaning to say..and forgetting...that that photo is just wonderful...glorious in fact...guess all the leaves will be gone for me by friday/saturday

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

We alternate years - last year was at my side of the family, this year is at my husband's side. When it's my side, it's always at my aunt's house in Lancaster. This year, we'll have the noon meal with Curt's dad's side of the fam -he's the youngest of 5 (by 9 years!) and the only boy, all his sisters are still living and those ladies are a hoot. And boy can they cook! After that, we'll go to his mom's side of the fam for more food, some wine, and probably a hayride (with the wagon pulled by Curt's grandpa's old Farmall tractor). All of this family fun takes place in Central PA. Yee haw!

foolery said...

Had pizza last night -- Take-N-Bake, which Chas prepared, on his 50th birthday, which we completely ignored and will until Saturday, when I *hope* to be healthy again.

Going across the street just before dinner to park our feet under my parents' table, eat until we're obnoxious, cough all over them, and call it a successful Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!