November Christmas

My brain is confused, I went out Black Friday shopping and all I could see and hear around me was Christmas decorations and Chrismas music, even the local radio station switched to all Christmas music over and over and over again!

I almost wished the shop keepers Merry Christmas!

I Understand we are still not out of the woods financially as a country and businesses need to make their targets, but i am so annoyed that every year Chrismas comes too early into our lives . Can we please get over Thanksgiving first and not rush into Christmas? I feel very Grinchy all of a sudden. What do you think dear reader?Anyone agree with me ?


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cheesecake-marbled pumpkin slab pie — smitten kitchen

So, I’m deep in my Friendsgiving planning for this weekend and I think I finally understand — and really, it’s about time, Deb — why Thanksgiving is so daunting, even for people who like to cook: it’s the volume. I mean, maybe you come from a small family and your Thanksgiving dinner is for 4…

via cheesecake-marbled pumpkin slab pie — smitten kitchen

Happy Veteran’s Day !

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those Parents, Children, Siblings and Friends who have served or are still serving in dangerous  missions around the world. Thank you  for leaving your loved ones and fighting for your country. No service is greater.

Hope your heart is warmed by this…..


John Owen Jones Sings Rise Like a Phoenix

This week, i am obsessing over Broadway star John Owen Jones  and his fairly new CD which covers a  popular song Rise Like a Phoenix by Ali Zuckowski.

John is the longest running Phantom , from Phantom of the Opera and has been the male lead  Jean Valjean in Les Miserables for many years in England and New York.