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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Return of the Blogger

Blame it on physics.  
You know ... that inertia thing.  "Objects in motion," etc.
Well, I've been an object NOT in motion ... 
an object at rest, at least when it came to blogging.

And inertia kept me there.  Like a blogging shut-in.  
Hiding, snuggled in amongst the comfy cushions.

Yes, like that.

But then, checking my email this morning, there, right there at the top of my computer monitor, was a little link:  
"That Old House," it read ... and it called my name.
And for the first time since April 2015, 
I decided to answer that siren call.   

Let me just go get some hot coffee.... 
I promise the inertia won't trap me in the kitchen. 

I'm back.  And I'm entering into the spirit of the season.
Thanksgiving Day is one week from today.
One week, people. One week!

So, yes, it is time to reveal the time-honored
To-Be-Done-By-Thanksgiving List.
This year's version of the T.B.D.B.T. List is modest.
No high-flying, high-falutin' goals.
Simple.  After all, 'tis a gift, eh?

Here it is:
1)  Buy food.
2)  Cook same.
3)  Not poison anyone.
4)  Be grateful for all of above.

There ya go.  What's on your TBDBT List this year?
Oops!  I forgot #5... Find Howard's turkey shirt!
It just isn't Thanksgiving without the Cracker Barrel Turkey Shirt.

That's all, Folks.  How are y'all?
I hope you are well, happy, healthy, and being good.
Tomorrow, a furniture dilemma to share.
With me, it's almost always about the furniture.
Or, the china.  Or, the vintage linens.  Or....
All the best ... Cass

Thanks to Karen, The Graphics Fairy, for the vintage images.
Her website is a treasure trove!


  1. Nice to see you back, Cass. I, for one, missed you. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Ours is behind us. Deb

  2. Nice to see you back. Once in a while I have checked to see if you had returned to us. I got tired of blogging too and went away, have returned in the last few months. I am excited to see how you decorate for Christmas this year.

  3. So happy to see your many of my favorite blogs have disappeared Didn't know if you were still with us.

    1. To quote the plague victim in Monty Python's Holy Grail... "I'm not dead yet!" :-)

    2. It's fun and EASY! You can share all the pictures, and not have to write much! I never had a blog, but I do have Instagram. It's also very inspiring to look at everyone elses!

  4. It will now be a better Thanksgiving season now that we have Cass's famous T.B.D.B.T list!! A modest list, to be sure. It's great to see you here, for as long as it lasts. (Many of us are in the same state, not updating our blogs as often as before. Are you on Instagram?)

    1. I'm impressed that I have even heard of Instagram. Nope, not on it. I only gave in to a smart phone last year when my beloved flip phone gave up the ghost. Is it fun?

  5. Hurray! You're back! I have done the same thing; strayed away from the keyboard for most of 2015 with random writing attacks here and there only to find myself pounding out post after post lately. Ah, the Turkey Shirt! Just in time for Thanksgiving; my list is about the same, too, except I have to fit CTPHFTTB in there somewhere. (Cleaning This Poor House From Top To Bottom). Ugh. So good to hear from you!

    1. "CTPHFTTB." Hahahaha... I don't even count that on my TBDBT list. Remember: dust is a protective coating on fine antiques. Like me. :-)

  6. So nice to see you again! What would TGV be with Howard in his turkey shirt? We are actually having TGV today because my son has to return to Beijing tomorrow (he now lives there). I plan to coast through the rest of the season.

  7. So nice to see you back. I was wondering what happened to you.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  8. I've missed you Cass! It's good to see that things are still good at That Old House and that The Turkey Shirt is still a Thanksgiving staple.
    I am on a blogging break too. Life got Too Big. When it simmers down I'll be back....and in the meantime I'll be checking this address again!

  9. Oh, I am so happy you are back! Your comments always make me smile and I love seeing pictures of your beautiful house and furniture and china and vintage linens and...
    de Montréal, Canada

  10. Nice to see you blogging again!

  11. Welcome back!

    Soo good to see you have returned to blogland!

    M : )

  12. So happy you're back! I've missed you.


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