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We have a home – four walls around us and a roof over our heads – a brick fireplace and rooms filled with musty old house smell. Moving, like so many big, exciting things in life, is hard work. Backs hurt at the end of the day a empty living room floor looks like a great place to collapse. We’re mostly moved in now, at least as much as we can be without things like dressers and bookshelves in which to put things away.

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Persimmons from a friend were the star of Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving was the perfect break from schlepping stuff and swabbing floors. Lee and I spent the holiday with my aunt, mom, brother, and brother’s girlfriend at my aunt’s house in Carmel Valley. It was beeeeeautiful, needless to say, and the food was the kind of food you look forward to eating leftover meal after meal. We ate. We talked – caught up on old times and made plans for the future. We ran, hiked, swam, played with dogs, played cribbage, and watched wildlife.

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There was a lot of this.

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And this.

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The table was lovely and the food didn’t even make it in front of the camera. There was turkey, lentil loaf for the vegetarians, roasted root vegetables, endive + persimmon + pomegranate seed salad, mashed potatoes, tabasco + asparagus quinoa, pumpkin cheesecake bars, and apple-pumpkin delight.

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In short, I’ve been busy and blogging time has been just out of reach. This week, though, I’ll be back. I can’t miss out on writing about my favorite food season!

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  1. What a heartwarming post! It reminded me of the old song lyric, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” (Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder!) So glad to hear you enjoyed a family, food-filled Thanksgiving. Cribbage sounded fun, too — haven’t played it for years!

  2. It sounds like you had an awesome, super delicious thanksgiving! I’m so happy you’re getting settled in…it must feel great!

  3. Happy to hear you have a house of your own finally. Once you are done with all the moving I’m sure it will payoff.

  4. Ah, I know it well. I’ve made Wednesday my blogging morning… but somehow, it’s been more of a nuisance than a hobby lately. I’d rather be baking than blogging any day, but it’s so fun to share it with folks like you :) I love the little peeks into your family’s Thanksgiving, it sounds absolutely wonderful!

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