Take what happened this morning for example …
Yesterday I said to my friend MT who is staying for a few days: “it would be fun to put together a thanksgiving table” ; to which she replied “mmm.. on an autumn theme .. orange leaves, warm candlelight…” ; to which I replied “we could lay the table in the forest ” and to which she replied – without batting an eyelid – “I’ll check the weather report for tomorrow morning” ..
And that, my friends, is how I found myself in a car heading around to the other side of the forest where the access is easy, with MT sitting beside me balancing crystal chandeliers on her knees and my dear son, bless him, following up in his car carrying dogs, a table and a … ladder!
An hour later we had lost the dogs (why are we not surprised?) but we had a wonderful table happening in the middle of a bright orange, sun filled forest.
Said chandeliers were suspended from suitable branches; a makeshift table positioned beneath and then all sorts of props were lifted from baskets and just sort of came together.
If you have read this blog for a while, you’ll remember that every year I am wistful about the whole thanksgiving thing, but here is my holiday gift to you. A little whimsy amid your busy preparations
with love to you from me …