I've been so busy! I've really been bitten by the holiday bug! Christmas spirit! Whatever you want ot call it.
We'll be having Thanksgiving here this year (a first). A small crowd and that's just fine by me. This is the first year I've been home for Thanksgiving. Traditionally I spend this time visiting my grand-daughter, Erica. Well, I went to Erica's in October this year. Hence, I'm home and that means I'm here early enough to bother putting up a tree (haven't done that in eons 'cause we're never here). Soooo, guess who's already put up her small tree? Yep! I'm excited! Got that spirit! I have a four-foot pre-lit table-top. Not much room for more but I have enough ornaments to do two trees. Some of my ornaments are kept in boxes prewraped to look like presents. That way it looks like I have lots of gifts under the tree already. I also found a perfect two-foot, wrought iron, tree-shaped ornament holder. I put most of the smaller ornaments on it & placed it in our bedroom. Sooooo, I'm all decorated except for changing out the art on the walls. I have some beautiful prints that I hang. Gotta get under the bed for those today! Yes, I've already put boughs along my porch railing and a wreath on the door. My neighbors know!
While in Alabama I shipped home LOTS of fresh pecans. I love them for snacking and baking. Soooo, I've made candied pecans. Yummy! Wish I could share some with you.
At last week's Hero Quilters' get-together one of the girls brought TONS of fresh cranberries. I brought A LOT home. Today I have been a-cranberrying (is that a word?). Frozen cranberries for later. Dried cranberries (these are great snacks). Cranberry sauce for our turkey dinner. I still have a batch in the sink with a yet to be determined use. I want to make cranberry pecan muffins. Maybe take some of those to Jim's step-mom (she's in assisted living). Aren't these beauties?
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