Wow, it's amazing how things can change in one year. This photo is from our Thanksgiving dinner last year. This year there will only be 6 of us around the table. At least we don't have to add 4 leaves to the table! LOL! If you are new to reading my blog, our daughter and our two granddaughters live in Ohio and do not spend the holidays with us since they moved 5 1/2 years ago. Our son and his family have moved to California and my son is now a long haul truck driver and will not even be home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. :-(
But we will have a turkey and all the fixing and I'll set the table with our turkey dishes, silver and crystal and we will feast and be happy and toast all our blessings and the year ahead. I hope those of you who celebrate will have a great day with friends and family and a delicious meal. I will have photos on Friday of our day tomorrow.
I noticed that there were a few flowers on the back of my Christmas Cactus in the bay window behind our easy chairs. I asked my son to turn the pot around for me and lo and behold.. there were lots of flowers in bloom on it! I had consolidated 3 different plants into one pot and so you will see 3 colors of blooms, white, coral red and one from my mother's room that I rescued right before she passed away - it's a magenta pink rimmed flower with a white center. Isn't this neat!
Kristi snapped this photo of Simba - he's all curled up on a chair. She feeds him treats that he loves. Our little wild cat.
I've been a homebody for a few weeks.. trying to absorb things.. we have a fire in our pellet stove which warms and soothes me.. I immersed myself in the Country Living Christmas issue while my warm little dog sat in his place on my lap. I'm already thinking of packing away my little ceramic turkeys and bringing out the Christmas decorations. :-)
In this issue they had their real estate section as usual but this time it was all red houses in honor of the season. I've been campaigning with Dayle for years now to paint our house red to match our barn. I showed him this one, which is similar in building style to our old farmhouse and lo and behold he said maybe! That's better than in the past. :-) (The photo is blurry, I snapped this with my phone out of their magazine.)
I wanted to thank all of you who sent good wishes to Dayle and Kristi. Dayle perked right up after some rest. His back is better and no more dizziness. Kristi is not doing well and has been taken to the doctor by our son, please keep her in your good thoughts.
And so.. I will wish you a wonderful day tomorrow and hope love and joy are in your heart. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)