Friday, November 29, 2013

Feeling virtuous

I got up this morning and worked off Thanksgiving dinner with a two-mile walk/jog – and I really didn't overindulge as it was! I was rewarded with a lovely sunrise . . .
Leaving
Returning, with fog rising along with the sun

and apparently inspired my husband as well, who got up and worked on one of the machines in the basement when I got home.

This weekend is the beginning of our Christmas season, so today I did my first holiday baking: Drop Sugar Cookies with Mint Chocolate Chips. They will be part of our contribution to our Christian trailriding club's Christmas party Saturday night. On Sunday morning, Rick's mom is coming out to help us decorate our Christmas tree, which we will cut from a neighbor's lot.

One of the things Rick and Brian did today was to move some furniture. My MIL moved it here from AZ but did not have room for it in her new house, and she wanted it out of her home before her house-warming tomorrow afternoon. Brian got the desk and chair that goes with the bunkbed he got from grandma earlier, and we got the pie safe that was my husband's great-great-grandma's wedding present. This family heirloom now graces our dining area:

Don't forget to leave a comment on Thursday's blog post if you want a chance to win a Jacquie Lawson Edwardian Advent Calendar. If more than 20 people leave comments, I'm giving away two!

That's it for today, from . . .



7 comments:

Deairdre said...

I love advent calendars! I have also been enjoying the wonderful photos you share. Thank you.

DianeOart said...

Advent calendars are so much fun :D

Michelle said...

Deairdre and DianeOart, can you leave a comment on Thursday's blog for the Advent calendars so I can better keep track? Thanks!

Florida Farm Girl said...

OMG, girl!!! That pie safe is to die for, and for it to be a family heirloom is just over the top.

Nancy Kay said...

What a glorious sunrise. The pie safe looks to be in wonderful condition. Wow, what a prize. Enjoy all the holiday baking...I've got to get started!!

Spinners End Farm said...

Beautiful pie safe! I can't imagine ever baking that many pies.....

Leigh said...

We always had an advent calendar when my kids were little, plus nightly advent devotionals. That made Christmas!

The pie safe is gorgeous! So was your sunrise. And I think I need to follow your lead on jogging too!