Thursday, December 01, 2016

Life in the slow lane. . .

Winters in south Texas are just that. . . life in the slow lane. While there are many things to do to keep you busy, you can do them when you want and at your own speed. Kind of like my blog. . . . LOL Bet you didn't see that one coming!

We cleaned when we got here and spent time visiting with friends we hadn't seen in a year. We decided to sign up for Thanksgiving dinner at the hall. That way we could have a great meal, see everyone who is back and wouldn't have a big mess to clean up. The dinner was excellent and we enjoyed spending the day with friends.

We have had really nice weather up to Thanksgiving and the week after. Then we had a cold spell and it got wet as well. We actually had some thunder which is unusual down here. The weather just jumps back and forth between cool/cold and warm/hot.

 Shortly after Thanksgiving, mom and I got our Christmas trees up. I have a new white one because the white one I had before turned all
brown. Yuck. It must be from the heat. I could have kept it and put it outside. Lit up at night you wouldn't be able to see the brown on it. But I like my new one. It's prelit which makes it really easy. I just had to put it together. It has three parts that fit into one another and then I put the ornaments on it. Easy peasy. I did put most of my other decorations up. I like manger scenes, so I found a place for all of those.  Mom's little tree goes in the corner and still looks very nice and festive.

I managed to get some sewing done before Christmas. A couple years ago I made bags for everybody except myself. I really struggled to find the fabric I wanted, but when I saw the black/white Scottie fabric, I knew I had found it. I had all the pieces cut out, so I finally was able to put it together. It turned out well and now I have my own. I have fabric cut for 3 or 4 more, so I hope to get those done while we are here this winter.

I also made a new wreath. It really is a "fall" themed wreath. I added a bit of tinsel which made it more Christmasy, but I intended it to be more for Thanksgiving. But since I have no more storage space, it will probably remain on the wall year round. LOL

Mom and I hope to take the golf cart and look at Christmas decorations at some of the parks around. Pictures will follow!

Till next time. . .


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