First we are cold, now we are warm and now the cold is coming in for the rest of the week and weekend. The thermostat is up then it is down. We are so confused, but what can we do?

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Brooke Ward who celebrated her day Nov. 16, Kelly Cleary, Hiaggo Goncalves and Audrey McCarron who all celebrated Nov. 17, Myllenna DeOliveira, Nov. 19, and to Carina Cataloni, Kaio Pereira, Brianna South and Gabrielle Wilbur who all celebrated Nov. 20.

Special wishes go out to Robert Kelley who celebrated his 95th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 6. He was surrounded by his daughter Shirley; his grandson and his wife and son, Brian, Kari and Bryce Cioffi; granddaughter Suzanne Cioffi and great family friends — Nancy Holt, Sally Flood, JP, Megan and Azarah Vasconcelos.

It does not seem possible that Thanksgiving is next week. The fall flowers have gone by and we are now getting in the poinsettias, then the greens for decorating, and then the trees because there are people who put up their trees and decorate the day after Thanksgiving.

My friend already has her tree up so that when her child, or I should say her young adult, comes home from college he/she will be surprised with the decorations.

There will be the grand opening of MV Wine and Spirits at Airport Road next to Flatbread Pizza on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. Brion McGroarty has moved Town Provisions to this new area and would love to show off his new store.

The Felix Neck 23rd Annual Fall Festival will be held Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $4 members of Mass Audubon, $7 for nonmembers and children under 3 are free. This celebration of fall is a Vineyard tradition held the day after Thanksgiving and draws hundreds of Islanders and visitors each year. Hayrides, face painting, live music by The Flying Elbows, food, wreath-making, a weather station and crafts for kids will all be part of the day.

Join them at 9 a.m. with Island birder Robert Culbert for a morning bird walk before the Fall Festival. Felix Neck’s habitats support a wide variety of birds, from herons to hawks, waders to warblers, and everything in between. They will have binoculars available to borrow.

The Unity Club of the Federated Church of Edgartown will hold its annual book talk on Monday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. Called “Tea and Books,” they will welcome Susan Mercier of Edgartown Books as guest speaker. Susan will talk about the latest books, including Christmas gift books, children’s books, coffee table books and just plain good reading books. She will have some available for purchase that day. Tea and refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. This event is open to all and is at the Federated Church, at the corner of South Summer and Cooke street in Edgartown.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling then travel safe and if you are at home, I wish you happiness with your family. Remember to pay a visit to your elderly neighbors as they may be alone. And don’t forget to turn the oven on because you will never live it down as I haven’t for 10 years now. It was not funny at the time, but now the family still makes some remark on Thanksgiving morning.

Have great week and keep the home candles burning.