Our kitty (Boba) watching a nature video. Birds were flying in and out of view on the screen and she kept looking out the window to see if they were there. : ) She also has a favorite mouse video too. LOL
Hello ladies! I think it was before our pumpkin party that I had last posted. Here are some of the pumpkins from that gathering:
Everyone always gets so creative! If there is such a thing as a perfect evening - the weather was great, the funny conversations around the fire, sipping on potato soup to warm us up and having a few S'mores for dessert. Things that memories are made of. : )
I know I'm a little late but I wanted to pause and thank all the veterans out there for their service (past and present). My husband and I had dads who served in WWII. Thank you! You are NOT forgotten.
We are now in the cold air that a good part of the country is in (normal here in MN). It's been very cloudy and we had some MUCH needed rain earlier and mid-week. Today there were tiny little flurries in the air. I'm ready. Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. The flurries were also nice because I put up our Christmas tree today. We have to put the lights on yet but we aren't going to decorate it until Thanksgiving Day as I'm going to try to start a new tradition for the four of us. I thought that after we eat we would decorate the tree together. Everyone seems to be all for it, so I'm hoping it will be fun for us as we share some memories that come with each ornament.
Other than the tree, all of our fall decorations are still up because I like them up for Thanksgiving Day. It will pretty much be the traditional holiday foods - I tend not to go for trying anything new. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? After years of holiday food preparation, I think we women just know what doesn't go over very well and what works. How about you? Do you stick with the same menu or do you try something new? I'd love to know. : )
We also tend to take our Christmas photo on Thanksgiving. And it's always cold! There we are, sitting without coats on the front porch, (freezing) and acting like we're just fine. LOL But that's become a tradition too so we're sticking to it!!! : )
I co-hosted a craft get-together at our church last Saturday and only nine women showed up but we enjoyed crafting what each of us brought, talking and getting to know each other a bit better all the while eating donut holes and sipping apple cider. I don't know if we'll do it again based on the numbers but we tried it and it was enjoyable. : )
Because I love to craft, I'm going to try and open an Etsy shop after the new year. I had a shop a long time ago, but it was kind of hodge-podge so it really didn't do very well. I feel like I have a new idea for it so I want to at least try it again and see what happens. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. : )
There isn't a whole lot to post about. I haven't been cooking or baking anything new. I continue to read, craft, keep house.......but nothing that would be helpful to you as a reader. I guess I just wanted to check in, hoping that all is well with you. I was very disappointed in the election. Now we have the same as we did and can continue to expect some not-so-good things that will have ramifications for the future of our country. The one thing it does do is that it helps us to keep our focus on God not men. Men always disappoint, God does not.
With that, I will stop. Keep praying. God bless your Sabbath tomorrow and your week ahead!
Another beautiful sunset. : )