The week gone by — Nov. 29

It will probably be annoying by the 50th time I hear it, but it was nice to have the season’s first playing of Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” the other day.

Even though I gave an amnesty for anyone who wanted to get their Christmas on early this year — because … 2020 — we stuck to our standard of waiting until after Thanksgiving.

However, the Christmas music went on not long after Thanksgiving dinner.

On the cork board in our kitchen hangs “Suzi + Bill’s EXCELLENT Month of Christmas,” a daily list of activities that started yesterday with putting up the tree and continues until Dec. 26.

Even though there’s a major list-maker in our house (hint: it’s not me), it’s not something we do every year … but it’s 2020.

It includes a lot of our usual activities — walks, pizza and dinner orders, “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” == but there are also baked goods on Treat Tuesdays, (masked/outdoor/staying away from other people) visits to local Christmas lights displays and Lucy Worsley specials.

“Christmas Masterclass” and “Love, Actually” aren’t even on the list yet, but they’ll also be part of the fun.

We may not be going out much, and won’t be accepting any social invitations for a while, but if we’re going to be home, we’re going to try and enjoy it as much as possible.


I was invited to a blogger potluck Thanksgiving dinner with Renata, Josh, Bex, Becky, Savannah, Rosie, Alexis and Pea Green.

I wish it was as easy to tweak my personality as it seems to be modifying photos.

No talking this week.


Anne tries to figure out what to buy someone when it seems like nothing would be right … and comes to the only logical conclusion.

Austin has a musical announcement from the CDC.

Tom writes about losing old friends in a guest post for Smelly Socks and Garden Peas.

Jackie shares some truths in her life, and the first two are truly truths.

Alexis remembers meeting a celebrity.

Michelle wonders what the point is of Black Friday.

I’m having trouble figuring how Vee really feels.

Paul has 50 more thoughts.

Even if life was boring in the Before Times, Ashley wants it back.

Zoe is silly, and if you’re going to be with her, you’d better be OK with that.

No matter what changes, there has been one constant in Rosie’s life.

Savannah has a new item in her store.

You mean other than not firing Noel Fielding directly into the sun and paying Mary, Sue and Mel whatever it took to come back?


What’s yours? Mine is “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24


Done … along with the second one.


14 thoughts on “The week gone by — Nov. 29

  1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)

    We have a December 1 rule in our house but have made an exception for 2020. We started decorating this past week and turned on the Christmas lights for the first time last night. Walking around our neighbourhood last night, we saw a lot of Christmas lights. I think we all need a little extra cheer this year.

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      1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)

        That makes sense. Living in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving at the beginning of October so that might be a bit early. LOL 😂 That’s why December 1 was a logical date to me.

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    1. Surprised the videos don’t work. They’re just off YouTube, unless Canada restricts it more than the U.S. does.

      We used to have three stockings when we had three cats!


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