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Happy last weekend before American Thanksgiving! Around here we’re making plans to cook up a storm—although we keep changing our minds about some of the side dishes. We take those decisions seriously.

In other news, I hope to see you at 1 pm ET today for Mistletoe Magic with Main Street Books!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • I love gifts that keep on giving: and this wine subscription does exactly that. They kicked off their Black Friday promo early: Get 6 bottles for $29.95 plus free shipping for one year with code CYBERWINE.
  • A friend gifted me this wonderful French Girl Rose Lip Scrub. (Pro tip: I kept forgetting to use it—until I stuck it in the shower next to my face wash.)

Don’t miss these posts:

  • It’s 17 degrees. Let’s go to the park. “If my personal experience has taught me anything about winter, it’s that I need to get myself out of the house and into the fresh air, preferably during daylight, as often as possible.”

Upcoming Events:

  • November 30: Live chat with author Amy Jo Burns: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Shiner with author Amy Jo Burns! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hayley says:

    Always love these posts! Interesting thought… 🙂 Our province held a vote to get rid of daylight savings this year, but the problem with the proposal was in our area, the sun wouldn’t rise until 9:38 on December 21, and further north of us would be 10:37. That makes for a lot of really, really dark starts to the work and school day. We are also in a rural area, which means all of the kids would be getting on school buses and walking to school in the dark, and arriving at the playground in the dark. I was all for ditching it, until I did the math on when it would get light. It’s definitely a tough one 🙂

    • Tiffany says:

      I came here to say the same thing! I’m in Wisconsin and if we didn’t go forward in the spring, the sun would rise SO early in the summer – like 4am. Then if we didn’t go back in the fall, kids would have to start school in the dark, meaning their morning recess would be in the dark/have to walk to school in the dark. There are a bunch of other good reasons to do the change when you google it. It is an inconvenience for a couple days of year, but months of benefits.

    • Pam McKenzie says:

      I had no idea! I live in central Florida . . . and now I feel like such a ‘globe-head’ that I vow to never complain about Daylight Savings Time ever again!!

    • Margot says:

      I wouldn’t mind having Daylight Saving Time all the time. It gets dark so early – it exhausts me! I’m sure the time it became dark was part of the decision to have middle school and high school outdoor sports wrap up by the end of October. This was the time of year I always allowed my kids to be play outside after school before finishing homework first – there was only so much time left for daylight after school. I think it is our middle school level that arrives home at dusk right now!

  2. Adrienne says:

    I had no idea there was another book by Rachel Held Evans! Her book ‘Searching for Sunday’ is one of my absolute favorites, and while I disagree with her on some things, her views on marriage and the church in the last chapters of that book are among the most honest and powerful things I have ever read. Just fabulous, so I will be ordering her newest, and sadly last, book.

    Thanks also for the list of family sagas; I found a couple on this list I think my mother will really enjoy, so I’ll be getting those for her and putting them in the box I’m sending her for Christmas.

    Anne – in addition to enriching my reading life, you have greatly enriched my mom’s, so I’m doubly thankful for you and your team and all you do!

  3. AKM says:

    In the middle of listening to Wholehearted Faith and savoring every bit while planning to reread immediately, so glad to be pointed to that article.

  4. Heather says:

    I lived in India for 5 years and NOT having to deal with daylight savings time was absolutely wonderful. I loathed coming back to the US and can tell you 1.3 billion people think we are nuts. 😀 India also is 30 minutes off of other time zones, so they are 13.5 hours ahead of PST. If they can do that, I wish places with daylight savings would just go 30 minutes back and make that the new standard time. Split the difference! It would be a better balance throughout the year I think.

  5. Glen Day says:

    I would dearly love to stick with standard time all year around. It worked for humans for centuries with no problem! I would much prefer to have the light time in the evening instead of the morning…glen

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