Monday Notes: Happy Holidays!

I’m one of those people who starts thinking about the holidays as soon as October hits. I looooove everything about the holiday season. EVERYTHING!

So, this year, I’m taking five weeks off from blog writing. I’ll still be reading yours, of course, and I may do a couple re-blogs, but I need a minute.

I need a minute to figure out how to make vegan chocolate chip cookies. If you have a recipe, then drop it in the comments for me.

I need a minute to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Best in Show.

I need a minute to play Black Uno and Taboo for the Culture with my family.

I need a minute to put up our five Christmas trees.

I need a minute to take a boat ride around St. Augustine to ooh and aah over everyone else’s lights.

I need a minute to watch all of my favorite Christmas movies. Maybe I’ll add some new ones this year, since Lifetime and OWN seem to be in a competition for most all-Black casted Christmas films.

I need a minute to spend time with friends turned framily.

I need a minute to drive to Myrtle Beach to spend time with actual family. Of course, I’ll be back, but until then, Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you have a restful time however you see fit 😉

95 thoughts on “Monday Notes: Happy Holidays!

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. hope you and your family have a wonderful and Happy Holiday filled with love and happiness!!… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. Happy Holidays to you, too! YESS, take a minute….or two or three. It’s important!!!!!
    I don’t have a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I have substituted dark chocolate espresso beans for some of the chips and they were DELISH!!!! I’m not a coffee person either and I enjoyed them. Just sharing!
    I’ll see you when I see you, Darlin’n😉🤗😘

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  3. I’m taking December off of blog interviews and cutting back to 2 each month for 2022 (haven’t posted that yet!) it’s been really fun and also a lot of work. Enjoy your month, it’s so important to take time off to reflect and reassess. I’ll still be posting photography because that’s not too much work.

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  4. Are you sure you have enough time for all your planned adventures, or even for Christmas itself? I can see the danger looming that you will return all “fried” on the edges and grave your favourite armchair at home. May all your wishes be fulfilled!

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  5. Oh, joy! All your holiday activities sound like a lot of fun. Quality time with family and friends is super important. Take all the time you need and enjoy your holiday! Many thanks for inspiring and supporting me this year, and always. Much appreciated. ❤

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  6. October? September over here, girl ! hahaha
    Happy Holidays to you and your beloved ones, wishing you a fabulous time.
    While you re-energy and do all kinds of fun stuff, I get a chance to catch up reading your creations 🙂
    Until…. always with love, Patty

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    1. Okay, so about the trees…they’re not that big, and each one belongs to a member of my fam! I came up with the idea a few years ago.

      Matt! I think you’d love Black Uno! A white IG friend asked me if you have to be black to play, and the answer is no. So, it’s like regular Uno, except when you draw four, you can opt to try and answer a Black trivia question, and it’s not like Black History or anything, it’s pop culture. So, like one of the questions was to name all of the people on the I Wanna Be Down remix. If you get the answer right, then you don’t have to draw four.

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    1. LOL It’s not that bad, or at least that’s what I think. I should probably ask my family. Each tree is no bigger than five feet, and each person has their own, so it’s really their responsibility.

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  7. Oh, Kathy, your exuberance and joy in the holiday season is infectious! 😀 Your post has me smiling away. Have fun putting up your five trees and the trip around St. Augustine sounds magical. Wow! What a lot to look forward to – wishing you the best time. hugs xx ❤️

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