Good Tidings

standing in tall grass during fall

When current events turn sad, I often shutter the blog for a while. Social media, too. I don’t like to say that I retreat from the world, but in many ways I do. I like to press pause for a while and spend a lot of time thinking. I like to ponder apocalypse planning (although this could also be caused by excessive episodes of The Walking Dead and Homeland).

If you celebrated Thanksgiving last week, I hope it was everything you wished for.

Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season.


  1. says

    Oof, “retreat from the world” is a phrase that hits really close to home right now. I’ve been drawing into myself a lot due to the combination of current events and my brain problems, and my more creative hobbies have been pretty neglected. Those photos of you are gorgeous and I’m glad you put them up to share with us! Let’s try to keep on keepin’ on.

  2. says

    It can be hard to turn on the news (or look at facebook) right now. But I’m choosing to remember that this is still a joyous season, and I want to celebrate my traditions and be close to the people I love.

    Looks like you had a really lovely thanksgiving!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. says

    This is a beautiful post that really resonates with me. But first, I will say I adore your dress and your photos of the meal are lovely. I feel so bittersweet around this holiday, With much going on around us… So much to be grateful for, yet, so many things to worry about. Living in Manhattan is scary, and anyone who does not think so, is not paying attention!
    I have been using the blog to escape that reality….
    Thank you for writing this.
    xx, Elle

    • says

      Thanks, Elle! I always feel bittersweet around the holidays. My mother died around this time many years ago and I’m much more thoughtful leading up to Christmas than I was when I was younger. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!