Tales of an ABC (Après Bird Cleanse)

I wonder how many people, like me, ate a cabbage salad today for lunch. It wasn't helpful that my birthday fell on Thanksgiving week and my lovely friend Anne made me the world's most delicious chocolate cake, and I "accidentally" didn't give anyone doggie bags.

Coincidentally, I was also on pie duty for Turkey Day, and since we were a party of 11 people, one pie wasn't going to cut it. Three cups of butter and 2 cups of sugar later, I had dessert covered! Did I mention we held our second annual wine tasting contest involving 11 different bottles of Zinfandel?

Needless to say, today was a cabbage day. It was also a day for this:

I'm thankful for all of it, including the moderate headache and the newly formed cavities. I mean, I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people in the world, AND this morning I got a letter from England in the mail! England! As the old saying goes, "you know it's a good day when a letter for Hashlay arrives in the mail."

Check out Susannah's art here. She's an inspiration. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some leftover pie to eat.

Photos taken with Instagram.