Mother Nature . . . It was cold today! We had to get up early so that my husband could go in and have a minor surgery on his foot. It was cold when we left and cold when we came home! But, my furnace is running, and we are warm and comfortable.
My very random thoughts . . . It's been one of those weeks when I just went from one thing to another, and it seems like I still have so much to do! I went and got a much needed haircut on Monday, then hurried home so we could go to the garden center and the grocery store.
We bought a coupon for a Poinsettia for a high school fund raiser, so we wanted pick it up on Monday as well. You should have seen the selection of Poinsettias, I'll bet there were at last two-thousand gorgeous Poinsettias in that huge room, they were so pretty. The clerk that worked there told me that there are over 700 different varieties of Poinsettias, and they carried 70 of them, and it didn't surprise me one bit! These are the two that I left with, but truly I could have had a car full and not one of them would have looked alike.
I just love these colors! The top Poinsettia looks like a chili pepper, it's so vibrant and reddish-orange, it's so pretty! And the bottom photo, looks like it has been sprinkled with paprika! I'm so glad we took the time to go get them, it almost feels like, Christmas!
When we got home, we discovered that we had mice in our trailer! So, everything will need to cleaned and disinfected...but not right now. I stripped the bed, vacuumed up all the mice poop, and came in to do laundry. Mice are such dirty little guys, they just leave their mark on everything they walk across! I will have to clean and disinfect the trailer when it gets warmer, but for now, all the bedding was washed and the pillows disinfected. We also have them in our garage this year. My husband has all of his traps and little houses with poison blocks in them set up in the garage and trailer....he calls it his, trap line... :0) I hope they just go away, because I can't bear to find one in a trap!
Feeling Blessed . . . Bob had a bone spur on the side of his foot that had to be removed, as it was right by a nerve, which caused a lot of pain when he walked. His surgery went well, it only took about 20 minutes! The Dr. told him that it is a painful recovery, so I will keep a close eye on his pain to make sure it does not get out of control. I'm so glad that all went well, and he will be much happier when he can walk without it hurting so much. Feeling very blessed!
Dreaming of . . . I love vintage Christmas cards. A few years ago, I was at a second hand store and ran across a whole bin full of vintage Christmas cards, still in the original boxes, they were just gorgeous! I wish I would have bought more of them...what is it they say about hindsight?!
I just love this cute vintage print!
This card was so cute! I wonder if my little mice will put up a tree this year?!
Is this not just the cutest little card?! It reminds me of the cards of my childhood...so darling!
Looking Forward To . . . I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. I've scaled back a bit. I say that I'm going to do that every year, but this year, I really have. I think it will make a difference in the way I feel about all the rushing around and stress of the season. My children are not giving family gifts as they have done in the past. They decided they would just have a goody exchange. They all thought that sounded like a good idea, and I'm excited to see what they come up with. I love simple Christmas'. We try to get together on Christmas Eve, and I will simplify that as well, not sure how right now, but I'm going to do it, and it will be just as fun.
What Cooking . . . For Thanksgiving I made this wonderful, Apple Spice Cake, it was delicious! I got the recipe from my sweet friend, Marie at, The English Kitchen. Her cake was so pretty, and mine just looked like a regular cake, but it didn't taste like a regular cake, it was delicious!! I sprinkled a little cinnamon on top to make it look festive... ;0)
Just Sayin'. . . We all need to remember this one...
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs and Love,