I really need to get moving on preparing my home for Thanksgiving. But I'm using my bad back as an excuse to procrastinate. Therefore, my house still looks like a fabric store gone wrong. So in the meantime, I grabbed some fabric scraps and decided to make doggy scarves for the dogs to wear on Thanksgiving day. Sadly, I have yet to perfect a scarf pattern for our big dog, Buddy, so he will have to go bare-naked while the little dogs show off the latest fashion trend in doggy attire.
Here is a picture of the scarves I made for my miniature dachsie, Misty, and for my brother's schnauzer, Sophie:
So... my house will not be in tip-top shape, but the dogs and the table will be looking good!
I'm getting excited for the holiday - a feeling that is still new to me since we spent so many lonely holidays without extended family. But things are different now: Alyssa will be home from college on Tuesday (I can't wait to see her), my mom will arrive on Wednesday, and Lon and Debbie will be here on Thanksgiving day. Yippee! A house filled with love and laughter. I practically squeal out loud every time I think about seeing my mom again. And my brother is one of my absolute favorite people on earth, so I always look forward to spending time with him. I am blessed that he is so generous with his time and will make the trip down to Virginia and share mom with us (he gifted her the trip, so technically she is his this time around). I'm so very fortunate to have such a wonderful family - something I give thanks for with every prayer I say, because at the end of the day, it's not about a clean house or a fancy table... it's about family and love and gratitude - that is the real meaning of Thanksgiving. And this year, I will be giving thanks for every single minute I have with the people I love and cherish so very much. And our dogs... because they are part of our family too!