Month: November 2008

  • Attempting a Crafty Christmas

    Christmas can be a challenge for me, as I come from a big family. What we usually do is draw names amongst the children for a big gift and then give out stocking stuffers to each individual. My goal is to make more personable gifts and to try to stay away from trinkets. Last year…

  • I was trying to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories this morning by exploring the neighborhood. Lots of bare trees, squirrels, and autumn colors.

  • Hibernating

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Today, I am relaxing, eating left overs, playing in the yard and staying far away from any retail store. Have a great weekend.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We started our prep work last night with him brining the turkey and me baking pies. I also shucked fresh peas for the first time. As a l life long hater of peas (I’ve only had the frozen variety), I have to admit they were pretty tasty. Now, I have to get…

  • Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

    Happy Thanksgiving Eve, for me that means baking a pie this afternoon and getting the house ready for guests tomorrow. I am no great cook but I can pull off a pretty good pie and a few appetizers. I like to leave the big ticket items like Turkey to the chef in the family. This…

  • Fireworks

    Now that they fading they remind me even more of fireworks.

  • Fall Leaves and Jack

    Jack has been enjoying the backyard and the cooler temperatures. While I am gardening I hear him prancing around with his paws crunching on the growing layers of leaves. Unfortunately, we have some sneaky mice in the bushes and he’ all too eager to greet them.

  • Early Bird. . .

    Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations at the same time. Sigh, I don’t know about you but I like to enjoy my holidays one at a time.

  • Transitions

    Not much going on in the garden this weekend. I thought I would share the backyard garden flowers. The mums are interesting because after such pure colors for so long they slowly start to change and fade. The white ones turn purple and the once deep red have yellow centers. I wonder what the yellow…

  • Fog

    You know your a Californian when you get excited about the slightest change in the weather. This morning I was up early and saw all of this marvelous fog hovering around. Doesn’t it look like Vincent Price could be looming around the corner? And speaking of Vincent Price I had to share this early Tim…