I can't guarantee you won't hear me some day soon bemoaning the fact that I've just had to shovel that pesky two-foot drift of snow that the wind regularly dumps across our door leading out to the front deck, but here it is this first week of December and we're still waiting for our first decent snowfall. We've not had more than one or two weak flurries thus far. No, our landscape doesn't look like the scene depicted in my current blog header photo taken a few years ago. Our daughter did report she saw two rabbits in the woods a day or so ago wearing totally white coats so perhaps they know the snow is coming any day now.
I may have mentioned before that the Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a warmer and dryer winter season for us. So far, gotta say they've been right on the mark.
Even though I have still been thinking it's autumn because of our continuing mild weather and no snow as mentioned above, in the last couple of days I packed away the Thanksgiving and all fall decorations. I told Papa Pea it felt strange to be putting up the Christmas decorations but if one takes a good look at the calendar, Christmas Eve will arrive in a mere twenty-two days. Eeeep. And we all know how fast time flies.
Dear daughter has been experimenting making homemade egg nog (her dad's favorite holiday drink) and a knock-off Irish Cream (which her mother could live on). The egg nog has been very good although I think she still wants to tweak it a bit. We all agree the current batch of Irish Cream ain't gonna put Bailey's out of business. We're so fortunate she loves fiddling around with recipes like these. Not only am I in a period where I'd rather eat toast for every meal (with an Irish Cream chaser), but still have no desire to cook. Period. (I will confess to having taken a peek at our traditional holiday goodie recipes, however.)
Papa Pea is gone for the day so I'm logging in quilt room time.
Back to it I go. I'm putting the binding on a baby quilt and then will listen to the audio book I'm in the middle of while doing the final hand sewing.
Above is the quilt and although I didn't intend to make a wonky version of a Gay Pride Flag, I have heard comments that I did so.
Hope you're having a good day!