I'm just checking in to say hi. Here's what's been going on in my world:
Went to visit my sister who was staying for a week at the Crooked River Ranch south of Madras, Oregon. Beautiful Smith Rocks in the background.
Halloween came and went - my sister in La Pine always decorates her yard to the n'th degree!
I made a bunch of paper rosettes for my Etsy shop.
My husband and I spent THREE hours putting together a shelf for my craft room.... what a complicated mess that was! We got it from our local Habitat for Humanity store for just $18.00 - brand new in the box and I can see why whoever bought it donated it..... had about 50 pieces to figure out what to do with!
|I wish I had about TWO more of theses.|
We had snow two days before Thanksgiving - 11 inches and COLD temperatures.
I made some pumpkin spice cookies 2 days before Thanksgiving as my son was coming for a visit. I was SO excited!
And I baked some pies.....
Apples and pumpkin... but they didn't turn out very good for some reason. Apples were too dry and the pumpkin pie was too brown! Don't know why it was so brown looking... must have been the "off brand" of pumpkin that I used.. and it was bland. Geesh.. all that work! but they were pretty good anyway and it's the thought that counts, right? (and the whipped cream helped :-))
Thanksgiving dinner - yum! alot of work but I guess I can handle it one day a year (or two!)
|My husband, kitten Maddie and my sweet son.|
|My son did alot of shovelling and sprinkling of "ice melt" on our steep driveway and stairs.|
We had a few nights over the Thanksgiving weekend of zero degrees..... bur.r.r.r.r.r. very cold here for this time of year. And we thought we were moving to a warmer climate? really?
I know I haven't posted any "Serene Saturdays" for awhile, but I must say, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, with my son here, was one of the most serene, relaxing and enjoyable days I've had for a long time.
Now... it's time to get ready for Christmas!