I love the holidays, you won't hear me complaining about any of it. I love it all! Yes, there is still a pumpkin on the table "tableaux" - but it's a Thanksgiving kind. :-)I have already sent out the emails to the kids planning the Thanksgiving dinner. My dear husband has done the turkey ever since we began hosting the dinner here and that goes back .. wayyyy back. He makes the dressing from scratch, stuffs the bird and roasts it. I do all the rest, peeling and making the mashed potatoes, the green bean bake, candied yams, rolls, make the gravy from the drippings, set the table, and we both work on the house to make it company ready. Team effort! But the decorating is all me. :-)
Our son and grandson came to visit today and while we chatted I got 4 hours to work on my rainbow granny stripe! I'm kind of driven now to get this done so I can start on something new. I will do a border edging so I hope I have enough yarn to go around this monster.
You know.. no one seems too impressed with this blanket. They raise their eyebrows and say things like... "hmmm.. it's *FESTIVE* alright..." Or worse, hubby was embarrassed to be seen with it. So, I guess this thing is mine all mine. :-)
Tomorrow I am off to a Daughters of the American Revolution meeting for lunch, then I have a Friends of Multnomah Falls Annual Meeting out at the falls in the evening. The election will be held and I've been nominated for president. If all goes as planned that will be my new job as of tomorrow night.
We've had a lovely Autumn, lots of bright sunny days in which to enjoy the bright leaves and the different slant of light - our house has gotten brilliant sun in places where it doesn't get light in the summer. That is so weird. But the rain has arrived.
I've noticed that you lovely ladies in the UK use "fairy lights" to brighten your homes in these days when the sun leaves us early - I'm going to follow suit and hang some in my dining room to cheer me.
My kitty, Lucy, has been quite the lap cat of late, here she is just now checking on me. She's sooOOOoo soft! She says hello to Alice's Raymond. Meow!
I hope you have a great week! Thanks for coming to visit! ((hugs)) Teresa