There's supposed to be a video of snow here. It shows in the preview but won't post. I dunno either.
That was last evening. It was a strange weather system that blew through. We started the day with 60 degrees, then torrential downpours, then 60+mph winds, then tornado watches, then warnings, then a tornado just across in Iowa, then freezing rain, and finally snow. By morning it was all gone, and today was gloriously sunny and warm enough to go out without a jacket.
We spent the morning making batch after batch of dough for our Christmas baking. We decorate our tree on Thanksgiving (it is an artificial tree) and I like to hang decorated gingerbread people in sealed treat-bags from it. I love being able to tell people to, "Go grab a biscuit off the tree" at Christmastime. We'll get them rolled, baked and decorated this week so they will be ready for the tree in time.
Lebkuchen, pfefferneuse, and springerle all require aging after baking (in a tin with a slice of apple) so those need to get baked this week as well. After a few weeks, they become cake-like and I can have them to offer throughout the month of December. The dough can also be frozen, and I have two pounds of butter-cookie dough ready to use when the mood strikes us to do some jam thumbprints, or iced snowflakes. The only way I survive the month of December is with serious planning.
I put Danny to work painting a large bag of old fashioned peg clothespins white to make angels. I have some beautiful iridescent origami paper, tulle, and ribbon to adorn them with. Most years we do a batch of bread-dough ornaments, but I thought the clothespin project sounded fun. I also started making the Christmas cards-five down, thirty to go!
If that squirrel keeps eating like this he won't be able to climb up the tree. I should talk.
Pendleton Country Sophisticates blouse-Goodwill?
Oversized silk and lurex cardigan-Goodwill
Vintage suede handbag-Goodwill
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Fragrance-Sofia Vergara, Sofia (best bargain scent I've tried lately-it completely makes up for the disgusting Celine Dion perfumes. It starts sweet, but then turns into just the most beautiful woody/floral scent. For $12.00 I got a large bottle, a purse spray, and a body lotion. It lasts for hours and hours).
If you're a local and plan to go, drop me an email and I can bring you a thermos of cocoa or something.