Wow, I have been so busy with gettting ready for Thanksgiving,
I realized I hadn't posted since Sunday, because my dear friend Stephanie emailed me about no new posts to her disappointment. My goal was to post everyday about whats going on here. I will try to do better.
I have been busy sewing, & baking, & making candy for Christmas. I wrapped presents to put in the mail next week, trying to stay ahead of the game, while cleaning up a lot of small messes as I go. Seems like the kitchen floor is always in need of sweeping & now definately mopping.
Clay & I have made several trips to the store checking our lists and timetables of when to buy what & where. I think we have completed the main shopping, but I know we have forgotten something or will need something before the big event. Fortunately, although we live in the country, we do live only a mile or so from town, and what a surprise to see gasoline at $1.99 a gallon at Fred Meyer with our $.10 a gallon off due to shopping rewards we are happy to pay $1.89. Who would have thought it would be this much under the $4.00 mark a month or so ago?
Nancy #1 daughter just called from Vancouver WA. They left Monroe at 4am and were checking once again on highway directions to get here in the shortest time.
They should be here in another 5 hours. I am getting excited to see them. (and can certainly use her help!)
I made Mary Jane's Recipe for Carmel's last night and this morning I individually wrapped 40 of them. Now to find a safe place to hide them, at least until Thursday. The are too good!
Clay is preparing to brine the turkey and all left to do is run the vacuum over the carpets, I think & make up the extra bed, in the sewing room after I put away my sewing "stuff" temporarily.
Buster is overseeing our activities and the birds at the feeder from his place on the ottoman in front of the window.
I will have another cup of coffee and then make the bed and check on clean towels for the troops.
I think I have laundry calling as well. Until next post.... Enjoy your day.
gratitude and all that jazz
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