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Nov 17, 2023·edited Nov 23, 2023Liked by Gayla Gray

Great list of links! I love the creative wrapping ideas! Thank you for including my journals! :)

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Thanks for the shoutout, as always, Gayla 🩷

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Go see Barbie! It's fabulous! And thank you for all the links.

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Thanksgiving was not big in my family but it’s Tom’s favorite holiday, so much so that we served traditional thanksgiving dinner at our wedding in July. This year though it will just be us in our torn up house, with a new gas oven, probably eating leftovers in bed. 😁

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Sounds like a fun time with your sis-in-law. And a great plan to visit all the libraries and museums. I love libraries.

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I’m about 2 miles from the Nixon Library! Let me know if you come!

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Great links and so much info.

Loved the Barbie movie and I was never a Barbie girl

We do a traditional thanksgiving meal with extra dishes for the pescatarians and vegetarians. It’s a large gathering of love followed by extreme fatigue from yours truly.

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Thanks for sharing all the gift guide roundups, Gayla! So many delightful bookish gifts ☺️

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Gayla Gray

Thanks for the mention, Gayla! You’re always so generous.

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My husband's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! We are hosting everyone this year, and have several out-of-towners coming in for the day! I actually love doing the turkey because after the prep, it's easy going!

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Haha, just when I think I've caught up, here come more links... and from your past posts I must click on each one to be sure I don't miss anything.

I was doing some research online about Hawaii and thought it might be fun to read an old Barbie book I found (she goes to Hawaii for vacation without Ken). It really is a fun little read.

Every year since my parents have been gone (and that's a long time) I get anxious and depressed trying to reenact the traditional foods we used to share. If I'm not stressing on that, I don't spend the holiday traditionally. I stay in bed to watch movies and binge read. Since I got married three years ago my husband cooks the turkey, I attempt doing the side dishes. Then, late in the afternoon or early evening when I'm sleepy and want to crawl into bed we have certain relatives who like to show up late to spend time with us. I love them dearly but I don't like that we're last on the list. This year I screamed no más!! We are (thankfully) taking a "just the two of us" trip to Wisconsin and do some exploring. I'm super excited; I've never been there. And it's a romantic getaway my husband suggested. Win/win all around.

And finally... is your name really Gayla Gray? It is totally movie star quality and I'm envious how it rolls off the tongue. Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you for you peace and contentment.

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I just read to Ode to Paperback article. what a great piece. One day, once I’ll be able to build my dream library, I’ll finally be able to say “this is my life’s work”.

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Thanks for the recommendations. Great to have more creative people to connect with.

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Yet another reason to love LeVar Burton! Thanks for the links 🥰

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