Annnnnnticipation…..

First, let me wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pens, Paws and Claws!

I hope you all had a wonderful turkey day.  Like many of you, I traveled for my feast.  My family gathers at my sister’s house for the big meal and then we watch football and, on Friday, go shopping and then bowling.  I cooked this year, and thankfully it turned out well.  It’s fun, it’s tradition, and we look forward to it every year.  That’s the first of two turkeys I cooked, and the sweet potato casserole waiting to go in!

The only thing we don’t look forward to is leaving our dogs at home.  My sister is allergic, so the dogs stay home with the dog sitter and we have to go four days without our dog fix.  When you live with pets, no matter how many or what kind, when you have to be without them, its just…odd.  No one to bump your elbow and ask for pets, no one to clean the floor if you drop something, no one to warm your lap when you sit down or lie across your computer and interfere with your work.

Seriously, how is even possible to live without pets?

So, as much as I love being with my family, I am looking forward to getting home to my dogs.  We also have another fun thing to anticipate on the way home.  We’re stopping by to see more family on our way home and they have….wait for it….a new puppy!

WOOT!  We’ll get a puppy fix before we get home, then, we’ll get home to slurpy kisses from our own beloved pets.

Ahhhhh.  After nine hours driving it will be: Home, sweet pet-filled home.

The only good news about 9 hours of driving is that I can write for most of that.  I’ve got a holiday novella to finish (another mystery-in-space with my co-conspiriitor, Nancy Northcott.) I’m going to finish and publish another paranormal romantic suspense as well, before the end of December.  That one, A Spirited Life, is in final edits, so I may be doing that during the drive!

So, then we’ll be on to the winter holidays!  Hannukah, Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years.  I’ll start decorating the house next week.

What about you?  

Do you take your pets with you for the holidays, or  do you host and let your family bring their pets to your house?

Did you have a great Thanksgiving?  Did you have pumpkin pie or pecan?

What’s your December Holiday?  Are you ready to decorate the day after Thanksgiving, or do you wait till December 1?

What day do you put up your tree?  Is it up? If so, post a picture!

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6 thoughts on “Annnnnnticipation…..”

  1. I know exactly what you mean. Even at Dragon Con, I find myself missing the cat.
    This year, we had neither pumpkin nor pecan pie. Somehow, I never connected with the pumpkin cheesecake maker in time for the T-day feast. So Wednesday, I tried a new chocolate cheesecake recipe, and it was epic. It didn’t even crack!
    Wishing you a very productive car ride!

  2. We traveled for the first time and had a dog sitter overnight. I understand your feelings. There were threed ogs there and mine didn’t need tobe inthe mox. It was only one LOOng night! We have moved form Greenville, SC to Bluffton, SC. It was the first time I was not the hostess, and I enjoyed my specail day with my adult children and grands. My favorite dessert is Pecan pie, but my daughter made us a gluten-free pumpkin pie. It was yummy!
    Sounds like you have a busy schedule. I will be playing catch-up this week.

    1. You and me both, Sheri! I love going away, but sometimes the work before you go and the stuff waiting when you get back makes the trip seem like a mere flash of relaxation in the midst of a storm! I’ve had gluten-free pumpkin and it IS good…though I’d still go for the regular verison. Grins. Thanks for popping in!

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