I thought with winter so hard on us, we could use a little summer. These are from my flower garden this summer and I thought they looked very cheerful. The girls and I did something new this week. We made butter. This was a new experience for us. It was a lot of fun. We collected cream from our milk, added a little salt, put it in a quart jar and began to shake. No we did not have a churn, but it was not necessary for the small amount we made. We had about 1 cup of cream to begin with and ended up with about 1/2 cup of butter. Pretty exciting stuff. I also made a batch of laundry soap this week. We all went yesterday and got much needed haircuts. Gotta look good for those Christmas pictures. The weather forecast for this weekend is snow. Perhaps many inches of snow. I love snow! Hopefully we won’t have to postpone our visit with Chuck and the grandkids. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The other morning our pond was completely frozen. A goose was walking across it. I ran to get the camera, however by the time I got back the goose was gone. It would have made a great picture. It’s time for us to start working. School and all that fun stuff. God Bless.
Today was spent doing a very fun project. Our gingerbread house. Last year the girls and I made our first gingerbread house. We decided it needed to be a tradition at our house. So much fun. Here’s a picture of our gingerbread house. Not competition material but great for our house. This will be our centerpiece until Christmas. When I do things like this with my girls, I can’t help but be thankful for our lives together. The laughter, the Christmas music, a warm fire. I am a very blessed woman and I thank God for his blessings. George had some work to do today so we didn’t get to go to Jessica’s this weekend. The girls and I are doing girl stuff today, the gingerbread house, some Russian Tea Cakes and maybe some peanut butter roll candy. Temperatures were cold again last night. 7 degrees when we got up this morning. Not much wind though so it doesn’t feel as bad as yesterday. The weather forecast says freezing rain for tonight and early Sunday morning. YUK! Hopefully it won’t happen so we can go to church. Oh well, I guess we’ll see what tomorrow morning brings. Well time to make some more memories (Russian Tea Cakes). God Bless.