Tuesday, October 27

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

I pulled out our huge stack of Thanksgiving picture books the other day and am really looking forward to reading them with the Trio.  Some of our favorites include The Story of the Pilgrims, Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, Tapenum's Day, On the Mayflower, N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims, and Over the River and Through the Wood.

As long-time readers know, I love North and South (both the novel and the BBC miniseries), but I am not above a little good-natured mockery:  North and South summary from The Toast.

We have family arriving next Sunday for an early Thanksgiving feast (we celebrate with my husband's family in early November and my family on the actual day of Thanksgiving) and so I am busy cleaning my way through the house.  The children and I worked very hard getting all of the bedrooms, bedroom closets, hall, entrance way, and hall closet cleaned and organized after lessons today.  It is a good feeling to see things looking so nice.  I've divided up the rest of the rooms of the house for the remainder of the week.  Once things are clean, I'll turn my focus to the shopping and cooking for our party.  Stay tuned for our menu in the next day or two.

As usual, I am a little late to the view the most recent offering on Masterpiece.  Home Fires takes place in a rural English village at the cusp of World War II.  I have only seen the first episode, but I have a feeling that I will enjoy the whole season.  Have a look at the trailer below:

I am still working hard on my black sweater and have plans for some Madeline Tosh Dk weight yarn I purchased on sale last month.  One of our parishioners just sent me a great article on the benefits of knitting.  I won't feel so guilty when I sit down to work a little on my sweater this week (despite the huge To Do list I have compiled)...  it will lessen my stress and hopefully make me a little kinder to my family!


DJL said...

That parody of North & South is so funny! Thanks for sharing.

elizabeth said...

lovely blog post!!! so exciting to have family for thanksgiving! :) fun!!! your home is so beautiful!!!

MA F said...

Oh I am not ready for November! We are still in the midst of our move but looking forward to St. Martin's day and Thanksgiving in our new home is keeping me focused. Cleaning and prepping for one Thanksgiving is a chore doing it twice while getting ready for the fast and Nativity as well, you amaze me Mat. Emma!

Cassidy said...

Mr. Thornton: I do not think she likes me very much, Mother.
Mrs. Thornton: Then I will light her on fire.

I'm still laughing! I adore North and South (book and movie), but I love a good parody. Your home is so beautiful. I can't wait to hear your menu. Your food pictures always look so lovely.

Jeannine said...

I really am enjoying Masterpiece's Home Fires. Thanks for sharing the bit on benefits of knitting!☺️

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