Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

alright, maybe not quite yet. After all, December doesn't start until Tuesday. But I did get my Christmas tree set up tonight. We'll see how Moggy (the feline furkid) deals with it since it's not in the same place as it was last year. Here's hoping he leaves it alone! Once I know he'll leave it alone, then I can put the lights and ornaments on it.

Thanksgiving was a lovely affair this year. As usual, we (being myself and the parents) went to my sister's for the meal. This year her friend A was visiting with two German exchange students she was hosting (well, one was hers, the other was a "loaner" for the holiday). It was so nice to see A again (haven't had a good change to just hang out with her since sister's wedding), and both of the exchange students were very nice kids. We're hoping to see A and her student at Christmas this year. T and E came down on Friday for the usual turkey and waffles (don't knock it until you've tried it), and it was nice to get to spend time with them. Whether blood related or not, family is always the best part of the holidays for me; I love being able to just revel in the joy of the holiday with others.

BTW - for my part of Thanksgiving dinner, I made the Pioneer Woman's Whiskey glazed carrots (only I used bourbon instead because whiskey is nasty stuff). The link to her blog is on the left hand menu... I suggest you find the recipe and try them. They are simple enough to have as an everyday side dish and you will NOT regret making them.

So to get myself into the Christmas spirit, I thought the blog needed a makeover and here is a picture I took last year of my landlord's barbeque area (it's not a porch and it's not a deck... really I have no idea what to call it).

From First pics with the D60

Happy leftovers :)


  1. I LOVE that - just a simple photo to toast the season! Great composition and colors!