Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh November, I love you!

Honestly I do love November.  Halloweenie is over, nothing like October's colors but in November there are leaves still on trees a yellow and orange hue flows thru the leaves from the sun shinning thru.  The leaves are on the ground, still with color but not as bright. These leaves crunch as you walk through them and fun to kick around. Some left over not picked pumpkins are still in the fields.  The dew frost in the morning sun makes them sparkle like little diamonds are on them.  I used to tell my kids when they were little, and we were driving to school....."look Jack Frost or as my youngest would call him (Jack the Frost), came and sprinkled frost on the ground and on the pumpkins.  They would look and think it was the coolest thing.....I did too!

Thanksgiving is on it's way soon.  It is my favorite holiday ever!!  I love inviting folks over and then planning the meal.  I love the fire going in the fireplace, and the table set so pretty, and everyone arrives, and the food is served.  When you are done the desserts come out and the gathering continues,  with great conversation, over coffee and dessert.  I just love it.  The children are in the living room watching Christmas specials, and later if I have my kids know this tradition since 1991 we all watch you guessed it HOME ALONE!!  yaaahoooo.  Also George C. Scotts, A Christmas Carol from the 80's its a really nice version of the Christmas Carol.  I am going to see Jim Cary's A Christmas Carol this Holiday Season.   Can't wait. 

Enjoy this month (I'll blog more this month) just want to say enjoy this Thanksgiving, and I know you don't have to think hard on what to be thankful for.  We all have many blessings to be thankful for and grateful for.  Remember to pray for our troops as they are away from their families, and for their safty.  Blessings Karen

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Louie is now Corporal

Just a quick note for my blog.  Our U.S.Marine son just received Corporal, it's a great accomplishment.  We are so proud of him and I know his new bride is too.  Ooah!!   Well  Corporal Bonitto is doing well and moving forward!   Lord Bless our Troops and keep them safe, and hold their families in Your Hand.  Please remember our troops and lift up a prayer for them.  Look in your local area and see if there is a toy drive for our troops familes  Donate time or toys or what is needed.  Our support is so important to our men and woman who are serving.  Honor them!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A local Coffee Shoppe

The local coffee shoppe is a cool place to go too.  It's a place where "everybody knows your name".  It is a place to sit and converse with locals.  A bonding occures when folks go to their local coffee shoppe  even with just small chatter...... its seeing one another and catching up in a general sence. There is a sence of community in these establishments.  I would like to suggest  A Better Bean Coffee Shop in Bridgewater Center, in Bridgewater, MA.  The owners do not know I am blogging about their shop.  They are a young couple and I believe in showing the local guy support.  So go to A Better Bean say hi to the folks there.  You can bring your labtop and do some work, or bring a book and read, or just have your cup of joe and gaze out the window and take in the view of the locals buzzing around their town.  It's a quaint New England Expierence. I just love the name of this coffee shoppe A Better Bean, don't you?