Something about those winter sunrises. I could post a new photo everyday.
Okay my friends, I'll come clean. I am right here, at home, in the kitchen cooking, or in the sewing room sewing, or in the living room decorating, or in the laundry room doing what people do in the laundry room. I just have had nothing exciting to share with you so I have kept my mouth shut. Good plan, uh?
Bread has been made, and pizza crusts are in the freezer, waiting for some sauce (also in the freezer) and pepperoni or sausage and a little cheese. Yesterday's meals all came from the freezer, too. I pulled out tomato soup for lunch, and some spaghetti sauce for an early dinner before we headed to church for Advent services. I like the feeling of having easy meals frozen so that at any time I can go on strike and refuse to cook!
The tree is up. Nothing fabulous, but then, that isn't what Christmas is all about, is it. I have my village up for the first time since 2005, when we still lived in the big house. Our Christmas season for two years was spent in an RV, so there were no elaborate decorations, and then the past three years we were in an apartment which also had little decorating space. The patio home we purchased this past summer is larger, but space is still limited, but I found space to display my Dicken's village. If I get some decent light one of these days I may take a few photos. I put the four snowman plates, and four coffee mugs in the hutch, and as soon as I put up the manger set I'll be finished with the decorating. Stuff just isn't at the top of my list anymore!
I've spent a few hours in the sewing corner of the guest room, too. Daughter Gail has a small fake fireplace and she wanted a stocking to hang from the mantle, so I made her one. Then I have a couple of birthday gifts that are needed for this month, so I've been busy creating them. Last night I cut out strips for a table runner for myself, so it's back into the sewing corner again today.
And the laundry? Well, that's what laundry rooms are for! It can stay stacked up in there until I get ready to tackle it again.
So now you know where I've been this past week. Not traveling, not sick in bed, not even in the mall (NEVER!). Just enjoying my home, and staying in my jammies yesterday until I took a shower at three in the afternoon to get ready for Advent services. It's been a good week.