Monday, November 29, 2021

Snow & SnowWhite...


Woke up to our first snow of the season.  Not much and it didn't last very long...but snow it was!  The ground is covered with yellow leaves.  And with all the melted snow, they are wet and going uphill one can lose a bit of traction...even in a truck!

So our Thanksgiving Celebrations were wonderful with family on both days - Thursday and Friday.  Saturday was devoted to lots of errands most of which were unsuccessful...Sunday was football and rest day.

Today I went to body shop to find out what to do with the boulder related problems on SnowWhite.  I need to replace the running board on the passenger side.  Now, if it is was the driver's side the runner would cost about $250.  But the passenger's side cost over $600.  Same running board...must be made out of gold.  Anyway, the suggestion was to go home and order one from an after-market place, bring it back and they would put it on.  So far I have found several for around $250.  

As for the small missing part on the rear bottom edge of the frame around the door (about 1 inch square) which was rusted...no matter what I wind up doing, it can't be done until spring.  But they did find a lot of rust and because of the age of the truck, were not too sure that anything should be done because it would be very expensive probably would not stay rust free.  But they could fix the small missing part, again, not until spring.  So goes life with SnowWhite!

I made a small runner out of Christmas 3 inch square packet of fabric...


It's kind of cute.  I could have easily quilted in the ditch but decided to tie it instead at all the corners and in the middle of each square.  Just a little something to help get in the Christmas Spirit.  

Tomorrow - packing away the fall things first and then all the everyday things that will be replaced by Christmas decorations.  And these things will stay packed until we move.  Trying to get an early start on packing!

That's all for today...talk with you tomorrow...(Oh, and the 25 days of Christmas Crafts are all planned and ready to begin on Wednesday!)



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!


Well, the house is clean, the beds are ready for folks who may stay overnight tomorrow.  The table is set...

The pies are done...

And everything else is prepped as much as possible for tomorrow's meal.  I am tired but happy...

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...

Talk with you on Monday...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Meal Shopping Done...


Shopping done for Thanksgiving Day Meal.  We have a small kitchen so I also rearranged the kitchen so that when two of us are working we each have our own space and utensil, etc.  

Tomorrow morning, I will make the pumpkin and pecan pies as well as the lime jello salad with nuts, cucumbers, cottage cheese and mayo...it's a thing!  Actually, it's really good.  I will also fry up the stuffing ingredients...onions, celery, nuts and sausage (two types...I found vegan sausage!). Again, no oysters this year...unfortunately.  I couldn't find any.  Maybe my chef son will find some.

I have a station to make the candied yams and the stuffing (two types). That leaves the turkey, potatoes (again two types) and gravy plus the other things that chef is making.

I plan on cleaning the living room and dining room tomorrow and rearranging so there is plenty of seating for everyone.   At this point and with the small table, I think we will dish up in the kitchen and sit at the table.  There will be lots of room to circulate so folks can get up and go back for seconds.  Not ideal, but with no sideboard to have food on and the small table, this is really the only viable way.

I have all but three craft items made and ready for the 25 Days of Simple Christmas Crafts...and I know what I will be making, just haven't had the time yet.

So are you having folks for dinner?  Cooking it yourself or having it delivered?  Either way, I hope you enjoy.  Me, I am looking forward to cooking, eating, watching the parade (and football) and sharing time with family.

Talk with you tomorrow...