The first CD of Christmas music played every year here is an old one of the Mormo Choir’s very old Christmas Albums: “CHRISTMAS” …so old, it was recorded in the classic old Tabernacle…a fabulous album. Why did it go on today?
I have survived the COLD! One of the positives about catching a “minor” aggravation like a cold, you feel like sleeping most of the time. When you recover, you’re more grateful than usual about having energy and good health. So, with rain happenin’ outside, I brought all the boxes down inside. NO, nothing’s really in place, but a few little sights around the house today made me feel like the holidays are coming……..AND…….cooking too, seemed to go with the music, and that feeling in the air. Why it was a regular beehive of activity…
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**Thanks, Arnie & Kaye
I first started some bread….
An hour later ……..it rose one MORE hour to full size before a bake:
And it’s cooling now…..it’ll be good sanwich bread. It’s a “mix” of: rye, gluten, wheat flours, a bit of flax seed, wheat germ, water, salt and yeast…..
I prepared a vegetable broth with celery, carrots, onion, leek, parsnip, parsley……..and when ready, it is gonna poach this salmon, wild caught by our good neighbor Aaron:
I unloaded two boxes-o-bears…..their not where they’ll be in two weeks, but this is a beginning:
Of course, MAC simply hates being indoors, and finally gives up if I stay busy too long in the kitchen:
And, found my dear Mom’s beloved little house that lights up at night….she was very fond of this, and I have NO idea where she got it:
**OF course, it’s really a nothing little piece, but it’s that attachment I have to it due to: MEMORIES.
Frosty sings his own famous tune when pressed:
Oh, yes, I opened another box, and like these little old santa like creatures:
This tree is drinking about two quarts of water a day right now (yep, it WAS fresh cut)……and will look VERY different after our planned weekend decorating binge. Come on up…. and hang a few of those baubles with us. This takes us 2-3 days to finish….memories wash over us when you first see them every year.
And, LASTLY, I love this……. I JUST cut these dead hydrangea blossom stems “in the rain” and brought them into dry about 2 hours ago . . . . .THIS is how they’ll look the rest of the winter. I think they’re quite beautiful:
TWO Nancy cousin(s) and families are coming just before Christmas. We can’t wait……A houseful of people will be having a merry time Dec. 23. OKAY. The season begins in this house NOW. I’m SO glad to be past a sniffling cold!