First, I heard from NapaStyle twice yesterday. One was another marketing pitch. The second, to my pleasant surprise, was an email stating that my five small items had shipped that very day and that my major item was scheduled to be shipped on December 5. Stay tuned!
Second, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family. Everyone was here for breakfast. I was still coughing (more about which later) and in the early morning Anastasia and Tom were so helpful, getting the table set, helping to arrange things. It was just glorious having everyone together. Joe made his signature French toast, and little Carrie couldn't get enough of it! T&A had to leave around noon to head back to Richmond but everyone else was here for dinner. I don't know what I would have done without Amy -- not only did she make Joe's favorite dessert, a Boston Cream Pie from scratch, but when it was that hectic time to get everything on the table, she started doing the water and the wine and when she'd finished that, she seamlessly got everything on the table as I got it dished out.
About the cough. I think I had too much going on Thursday and Friday. Friday night I had so much trouble sleeping even having taken the super cough medicine available by prescription only. At breakfast I told Joe, "If this isn't better by Monday I'm going to go back to the doctor." He said, "I think the doctor has hours this morning." I called and off I went. I was prescribed a new medicine, Tessalon, and it is effective in suppressing the cough much of the time and apparently has the side effect of producing extremely colorful, entertaining, and detailed dreams! Today I am much improved, and I am very relieved.
Third, we have a winner of the scarf I made and promoted in my Celebrate 600 post. It's chookyblue from the land of Oz; please send me your address and I will get your scarf off in the mail to you. I know it is summer where you are, but come autumn, I hope you will enjoy having it!