Tuesday, November 25, 2014
One of the best parts of going walking and playing with B is that he doesn't gripe and stress about me stopping to take photos of EVERYTHING. :oP In fact, he will often stop as well and we'll take turns taking the same photo from different vantage points.
I was chuffed to see the Christmas tree was already sitting in Merchant's Square ready to be decorated. :o)
(In fact, I follow quite a few folks on IG that will post CW photos and they had photos of some of the more elaborate wreaths going up today!)
Until next year...
I had posted on my CW IG about the creek that runs through CW, and how Bean and I were intrigued and wondered where it went after DoG Street. A nice gentleman who used to work in the Colonial Garden gave me the name of another colonial gardener and suggest I ask him about it.
I found the gentleman in question and he was able to answer my question! It turns out, the source is pretty much a bunch of springs that converge under DoG Street, and it that it was the actual residents of CW in the eighteenth century who diverted the creek and filled in the ravine and built a retaining wall that still exists today. How cool is that? :o)
Eventually it was dinner time. Mom and Dad and GG came to join us and we had a wonderful time together. :o)
I can't think of a single "bad" thing from my day. It was beautiful all around, and I have to say, 38 has gotten off to a brilliant start! :o)
Funny story about these socks, they're Tuesday socks. You see, we inherited days-of-the-week socks and Bean has to be sure she's wearing the "right" socks every day. She figures them out herself. I'm pretty impressed.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
There's not much difference in it, and yet, somehow she looked more grown-up afterward. How is this possible?
Anyhow, she wanted to burn it during dinner, so we did. :o)
I loved this sweet outdoor display they had going on.
Santa was there, but we skipped visiting, as the girlies felt it was too early since we've not even had Thanksgiving yet. Okay.
We're not putting out any lights outside until after Thanksgiving, although folks on our street have already done so. We have Hannah's tree standing and lighted, but no ornaments yet, and boxes and tubs and detritus everywhere.
My plan is to spend a little time each day putting up some Christmas. Saturday we'll go to a cut-your-own place across the river. We'll take the pixie boat over and the place is an Alpaca/Christmas tree farm. I'm pretty excited to go as I've never gotten to go and cut down my own tree. My stepdad would go into the woods to find a tree around Christmas Eve, and my dad would already have a tree. Later, we would just go to tree lots or Lowe's or some such.
I want to start a new and fun tradition with the girls, and I think this might be it.
Now to find out what I'm supposed to be bringing...;oP
The downside of being at somebody else's home for Thanksgiving is there are no leftovers (if you're B who doesn't much care for turkey and who loathes stuffing, this is fine). Because of this, I'm going to make a pumpkin pie to have Friday. :o)
Next week begins the month of craziness. Lissie will come to visit Tuesday through Friday (we'll knock out our Christmas cards!). Saturday we have the Christmas parade, then trains in Norge and then gingerbread house decorating with GG. Sunday is the Grand Illumination.
The following week will involve furious candy making, dinner with our friends Friday night, and I know we have something going on Saturday. The following week more baking and Lil's birthday.
I need to mix in finishing Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, mailing cards and possibly making a Christmas wreath.
Oh, and I would like to make a few more snowflakes and they all need to be starched and blocked. Yikes!
So, yes, the busy season is upon us. Hooray! :oP
1. We did a bunch of yard work this weekend. Saturday I discovered this:
3. CW autumn pics overload about to commence. It was rainy and icky, and yet, there was still beauty.
4. I saw this and laughed because it's TRUE:
5. Making birthday plans for tomorrow. B will come home early to smoke some ribs for dinner. Nana and Pop and GG will come and it's going to be lovely. :o)