Happy December to you.
I trust that your November was sweet and full of lovely fallish
times with family and friends.
If that's your season of course!
Now most of us are excited about the season before us.
Oh the wrapping of gifts and trimming the house and the tree!
And the spirit that comes with it all!
But before I move ahead too fast here I want to share
some of my November with you all.
Though Christmas is my favorite time of year,
I want to remember the beautiful fall that we had.
I was sad to see it go in some ways.
We had ever- so -much fun outside enjoying
the wild things and flowers.
I thought I'd just share a few pictures of
some of our adventures.
This little guy was rescued.
He was lost inside of a blanket
that we keep on our
covered patio for the animals when they want to
enjoy a cool nap outside.
It's a Plateau Striped Whiptail
I can almost see a smile! :)
Such pretty markings and his tail is blue.
He was pretty dried out but I soaked it in some water and
kept him in a jar with some grass and water overnight.
I let him go on a warm rock the next day.
When I checked on him later, he was gone
so all was well I guess.
A walk to the canyon resulted in a happy Liberty and a little project.
treasures brought along in a pumpkin pail~
look what blew inside~
A yummy treat from the chilly- nite bonfire!
(a little confession, however. I followed the instructions but the caramel
hardened to very tough! I have to find out why.
We sliced them up and ate them anyway!)
Gathering blooms before the first hard freeze.
The little giggles had SOOO much fun picking flowers! It's not very often that
Grandma says, "Pick as many flowers as
you want to from my garden!"
So they filled their little baskets and
then had fun being creative.
I put mine in this apothecary jar with an eighth cup
of water and they were
beautiful for five days without stems in water.
I was so surprised.
It was like a terrarium.
I made some air-dry clay trees to add to my decorating
and to sell. Here are a few waiting for paint and glitter.
They're all done now.
I'll share them soon.
I've been working on several projects.
My angel is finished.
I'm making some cards.
Last year I made them all but I won't be doing that this year.
There's a stack of cardboard stars to be glittered!
Oh what fun...
it is to get
Just kidding! But I do love glitter.
I have come to the conclusion that I really
should make Christmas crafts all the year through
because there's never enough time.
Are you shopping?
Working on projects?
I am behind on everything today because I've had some all day outings
this week. But we make them fun and
keep "everything" in perspective.
I have little giggles coming soon for a sleepover with
their mommy and tomorrow, we will
have a special brunch for a birthday girl who is turning five!
to her.. to you..
to life that is full of such goodness and
And also remembering those in Tennessee.
Lighting a candle to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.
Please remember to do something nice for yourself during this
busy season of doing for others.
*Make yourself a nice, hot cup of tea.
*Watch a movie
ooo! a Christmas movie <<<=
(We just watched The Ultimate Gift)
*Stay in your jammies as long as you wish
*Read a good book.
*Buy yourself a present.
*Forgive yourself of something that you've been regretting.
*Work on a project instead of vacuuming
What gift WOULD you give yourself?
The warmest of wishes to you all and thank you
for your visit.