Hello my friend.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a coffee chat. It seems like a good time to try again.
So… Come on in and make yourself comfy. Let’s chat…
We had the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday in the US. Whether you celebrated the holiday or not, I hope your day was lovely.
Ours was very low-key. We had two friends over for dinner. My husband had football on TV all day. It was good.
Holidays have always been very challenging for me. I’ve written about that previously. My family of origin was difficult. I dreaded every single holiday. But now we’re at the point in our lives where we are creating our own holidays and I really like that.
Years ago, when I was still doing the holiday thing with family, I fantasized about hosting my own drop in holiday. I used to tell my husband that my dream was to be able to put out a buffet. And tell my friends that the food would be out and available from noon until 6 PM and that they were welcome whenever they wanted to come. Come whenever you want and stay for as long as you want to. I wanted to create a safe haven for people with nowhere to go for the holidays. Or a place to come and decompress and re-ground if they had to do the dysfunctional family holiday thing… I know I could’ve used that many, many times.
We have had some health challenges that have prevented us from doing this in the past. But I remain hopeful that we may be able to do it in the future. Wouldn’t it be great to host a Holiday Haven every year? Wish me luck.
In other news, our weather has been lovely for November in the north. We’ve been around 50 degrees all week. What a gift.
And you, my friend? What’s new? Any dreams that you’re trying to bring to fruition? I hope so!
Wishing you big dreams and the patience to bring them forward!
I’m so glad you’re here 💜
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