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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

November 2017: Snapshot Summary

November 2017
I have been feeling as if the months are just flying by for some time now, but November went by even faster than ever! The first week started off with my 56th birthday...
This little plate is one of the gifts I received for my 56th birthday. My BFF really knows what I love.
...and the 5th anniversary of my being diagnosed with breast cancer. With the 5th year, doctors consider the cancer threat to be gone and that cancer patients have no more a remission than the average person has for having first diagnosis...as close to cured as you can get. This marks the first of my five year cancer anniversaries and I will be happy ticking off each one as they come.
In the middle of the month I went to my sister-in-law, Brenda's house for a BFF retreat.  It was filled with good food, good friends (Brenda's sisters have now become the sisters I never had!), games (Dominoes from around the world), TV watching, going to Tai Chi and Line Dancing lessons, book borrowing from the library, but, best of all, just hanging out with my BFF.
Turkey  (of course) with gfcf stuffing
Cornbread stuffing in crockpot
Cranberry Relish
Mashed potatoes in crockpot 
Sweet Potato Casserole in crockpot
Lima bean casserole 
Southern green beans
Fried apples
Indian Pudding
Indian Fry Bread
Deviled Eggs
Pickles and olives tray

Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Coconut Custard
Blackberry Cobbler
Thanksgiving marked the end of the month, with two feasts, one for just our family and one that included friends.
While Quentin was peeling the potatoes, he noticed this heart. I absolutely love finding a heart in the midst of hectic meal preparations, especially on Thanksgiving.

How was your November?


  1. It has flown quickly! Happy (belated) birthday to you!! May God continue to bless you abundantly! Praise be to God on the 5 year anniversary and all the good news that comes with it.

  2. Happy belated birthday!
    As you saw our November was hectic and crazy, but there was little I could do to not have it that way. Sigh.
    It sounds like your annual retreat was a blast again!

  3. Happy late birthday and much congratulations on being cancer free! I'm so happy for you! Looks like you had an awesome week!


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