I wonder if there is an age at which one should stop traveling around for Thanksgiving dinner. This year left me and my parents feeling a little unfulfilled. Dad wanted to eat promptly at 5pm, the appointed hour for our meal and his usual dinner time. After his modest grumblings, I filled a plate for him and he tucked into his meal alone at the dinner table, at my Sis’ house; a moment later she said he should be “thanking her” for dinner instead of eating ahead of the rest of us. Mom didn’t have much to say about the meal aside from the fact that my Sis mentioned that she gives $20 bills out to people on the corner who are begging for food, while Mom said would like to have a few of those bills herself. I just brought my dogs along for entertainment ahead of the meal, and with a glass or two of bubbly I was good…..the turkey was fine and the meal seemed to be quick, and then I found myself driving my parents home shortly after 7pm, and we had my mince pie for breakfast the next day. I suppose my parents have gotten used to having their meals at their own house; I don’t know what to attribute it to. Well, there is one thing I can say, Mom and I both can not wait for Christmas, so she was ready to just skip Thanksgiving. I didn’t waste any time getting the tree up yesterday, here just with the lights~
Oh, and I also booked a ticket to Paris non stop from LAX, December 9th, the morning after the second farm to table. R is there in Beaune waiting for me and looking forward to the holidays. I have two weeks, returning on December 24th. Everything I need is basically there; I am packing a few fun items including some vintage Chanel jewelry for the season~
And in the meantime getting ready for the two farm to table events while enjoying all the seasonal pretties at home~
My mind though, is really already in France. There are so many things that I didn’t get to show you from last year. The Hospice, how we decorate the tree in Beaune and how we venture off into the forest for photo shoots. And of course, yes, the food at the market~
We are not expecting guests this year, but the table will still be set. I can’t wait to be here….
Tomorrow I’m off the market, and to help a new friend with some florals. The next two weeks will be intense baking and planning….much to show you. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend~