Thursday, December 10, 2015

Checking in........

Hello dear followers, 

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.
Three days after Thanksgiving, we had freezing fog.. that did this to the trees (below)... what a beautiful sight after the fog evaporated.

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!

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  1. Here I am, here I am! Gosh, I've been awful about visiting anybody's blog lately. Glad I finally made it around to catch up though. LOOK AT THAT SNOW! You know I am so jealous, don't you? We woke up to just a little this morning...just enough to make everything white again. We're supposed to get more this week. I really hope we have a white Christmas this year. Those pumpkin cookies look delicious! I want that recipe. Will you post it? Listen, I always love reading your comments on my blog and I will miss that since I have taken the comment section away! Do you have my email? Are you on Ravelry? If so, you can message me there and I will send you my email address -- link is in my sidebar. Or I can go to your etsy shop and message it to you there. Anywho...blah, blah, blah! Hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday season! I'll be back. ♥

    1. I wondered why I couldn't comment on your last blog posts! I thought it was just my (stupid) computer acting up, as it always does! I think I do belong to Ravelry so will hop on over there and get your email address. That way I can keep commenting on your blog! I always love your comments here. I'm on a deadline right now to get more gifts mailed on Thursday.. so will probably head over to Ravelry on Friday. See you then! Oh.. and I'll try to get the recipe posted for those yummy cookies too. I have it on my "list" of blog posts I want to do! Marilyn

  2. Oh, I forgot to say I love your handmade cards!

    1. Thank you so much. I love making them.. they are like little works of art to me. I sometimes try to keep them simple, but it's not in my vocabulary to do "simple". Oh well.. they are just so fun. I made a bunch of Christmas cards but can't post them as some people who I'm sending them to read my blog! More coming soon though.


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