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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas open houses and a couple of recipes!

 Happy Thanksgiving! 
Here is a great recipe for a salad that my sister makes that I love!
 And this cheese spread was pretty good if you need an appy recipe.
 What's everyone doing for Thanksgiving?
We go to my Sister and her husband's house, so all I have to do is cook a couple of things to take.

 A couple of weeks ago Mom and I went to some Christmas open houses.
The first one was Horton's in Tipton.
They are having another one on December 1 and they will have vendors there at that time.  So if you missed this one, you might want to try to get to the one on December 1st.
Here are a few of the decorations.
I love hanging lights and lanterns.

 After Hortons, we went to a little mall next door to Horton's, and visited a few boutique shops.
 One store had antiques and this album was there.
It was a little pricey so I didn't get it, but I did manage to get this picture!
Kris Kristofferson - dayamm...

 After we went to the mall, we ate (fast food) then stopped by Bowden's Flowers. 
They were having an open house.
This was in an alcove up by the ceiling.

Who has their Christmas decorations up?  (nope)
Who is in the Christmas spirit? (yep)
Who is ready for Thanksgiving? (yep)


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cute animals post!

So... I found out I have been leaving comments on your blogs, from my phone, and you all are not getting them!  So irritating.  And I've been doing it for over a month!  I don't sleep well at night, so when I wake up, I read your blogs...and comment.   I don't know what the deal is but I will TRY to make sure my comments are visible from now on. 

I had these pictures downloaded from the end of October, so I'm going to go ahead and post them, but I can't wait to show you some pictures of where we went this past few days.  I'm not a fan of winter...mostly for reasons like today.  We are having an ice storm right now.  It's been going on all night long. 
There will be accidents. 
There are power outages. 
Power lines are snapping and catching fire. 
Schools are closed. 
I just hate it. 
And I don't like to be cold.
I have decided that I'm doing everything I can to enjoy winter this year. 
And I'm actually looking forward to it.
(must be the supplements I'm taking!) 
And we started our fun this past week.
But for now, you're going to have to settle for a cute animals post.

 You know when you go for a walk, and you feel like you're being followed!

Apparently, our feral cat loves our dog sitter!  So, when she walks the dog, the cat joins. Well, now when I walk the dog, the cat follows us!  We've been feeding this cat since the freezing weather last winter.  She doesn't want anything to do with us, which is fine by me, but she does get mad when we don't feed her on her time schedule!  She comes up to our door and grabs on and looks inside meowing loudly!
She looks mean here, but it's just a yawn that I happened to capture!

And these animals, all belong to my cousin and his wife!  It made me almost want to get farm animals....almost.

The cows are Scottish Highland cows and came from a friend of mine.  She was selling them, and I told my cousins wife about them, and they bought them!
Don't you just love them!
"Wait...let me give you my cute face."
"Wait for me....I have a cute face too!"
"Oh dear...come over to the other side of the fence and take our picture!"
"'s that!"
Now seriously this one did not get dressed up for the party!
Even worse, but they were having the most fun!
My cousin and his wife raise, butcher, and grow all of their own food.  And it's such a surprise to us.  They are both career driven professionals, but they love it.

I find it very admirable!


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fall Colors

 We got ripped off of fall weather this year.  In one week we went from 85 degrees to the 50's, and it stayed there.  But I cannot remember a more brilliant fall when it comes to the trees!  We went for a walk in the park the other day and I couldn't stop taking pictures.  

These are in our neighborhood

And these are on our property

Which one was your favorite?

And it's November!   
I've started my Christmas novels!
I have no idea if these are any good.  Mom gave me the first one to read and I liked the covers of the two paperbacks!  Kind of like buying wine.  I admit, if it has a cool label.....
Do you have any favorite Christmas books that you read?