Some calendars are so pretty, I just have to save the pictures. : )
First the weather report - over 50 degrees yesterday with heavy rains and then hail. Today still cloudy (I guess we won't see the sun until Friday), cooler but still mild for this time of year. We look outside and it doesn't look like Christmas outside, but I'm trying on the inside! : )
I went around the house with camera in hand to show you what we've been up to:
my "fireside" reading area
a new winter puzzle (isn't it beautiful?) thank you, Violet! : )
the Keurig corner
on top of a small bookcase
a wreath my husband made - I just added the burlap bow and greenery
an old creche handed down by mother-in-law
our tree (without ornaments yet) - we went with a fake tree this year - this area of our house used to be our dining area but we turned it into another room so to speak and thought a tree would like nice in here. It does cozy it up. : )
our decorated rooms from the front door
cute refrigerator magnets (again, the thanks go to Violet!) : )
I thought that would be about all you could handle in one day (haha).
I finished up our menu and grocery list and am doing something a little different this week. I brought out the special Christmas cookbooks:
(can you tell I really like Gooseberry Patch cookbooks?) : ) I bought each of these at the thrift stores as they are pretty expensive full price.
Anyway.....I took a new recipe from each book to fill out my menu with this week. Things such as:
*Italian pot roast
*Beef and barley soup
*Creamy mushroom and ham ravioli
I'm looking forward to this - but I also hope we like them. : o
And the last thing for today, was to bake cookies for our Bible study tonight:
Molasses Crinkles - the house now smells a little like Christmas.
That's it for today. The days certainly fill up but it's a blessing. I wish you well and may God bless your homemaking efforts. : ) Thanks for dropping by for a visit.