Honing in on the Holidays

It won’t be long before the holidays — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s — are upon us.

My choir.
My choir.

Charlie and I are very busy at this time of year due to our music business.  We have music to prepare for regular church services in addition to a special praise service, a Sunday-before-Christmas cantata, and a Christmas eve service. Let’s not forget that Christmas Day  and New Year’s Day are actually on Sundays this year which also need music.

Charlie is always the life of the party.
Charlie is always the life of the party.

We’ve also been asked to have a Great American Songbook sing-along for a 91st birthday party. Charlie alone is well-booked for Christmas parties all through the month of December.

If someone else makes my turkey will I also get gravy?
If someone else makes my turkey will I also get gravy?

Happily I get a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham at Christmas from work.  This year our chef at work has offered to prepare my turkey. That sounds like heaven to me.  I’ll only have to set the table and make a couple of side dishes.

Each year we try to put a festive spirit into the holidays.
Each year we try to put a festive spirit into the holidays.

I’m hoping to spend the entire Thanksgiving long weekend decorating the house.  I’m thinking polar bears will have a place in in the holiday décor.

Don’t forget to vote!! (I voted last week.)


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Honing in on the Holidays”

  1. The devil will not be able to work through your hands! (Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.) how wonderful that you will have a professionally cooked turkey. I’m sure it will be delicious. Now I’m off to vote.

  2. I’m looking forward to cooking T-day dinner just for the two of us (as always). It’s my favorite meal to cook. Eric’s birthday is that weekend, too, so we will be well fed!

    1. I never know how many we’ll have or won’t have until the day itself arrives. Looking forward to a pleasant day at home. We used to gig on Thanksgiving but have given that up in exchange for time. Jo

    1. He loves to cook. Recently I’ve asked him to cut back on my portions so I don’t gain too much weight. Like a pro he gives me delicious but small portions. Jo

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