If my last post was titled "Finishing" then this one will have to be called "Beginning".
Over the weekend I turned the car radio station to Christmas music. I hooked up my iPod to the sound system in the house and played my Christmas instrumental play list. Beginnings.
It's Thanksgiving week and preparations are now underway. The turkey is slowly thawing in the refrigerator. House cleaning happened today, interrupted by time out to watch the US Mens National Team begin their quest in the World Cup.
Yes, we have gear for that too.
In the last few days I have refreshed all of my winter hydrangea bouquets with fresh blooms rescued from the coming rain and frost.
So that we could get the ironing board out of the guest room, we set up the dining room table and got the table cloth ironed.
While doing that we enjoyed the views out of the dining room windows, hoping that much of the color will last until Thursday.
We are planning to do wreath making with our guests on Thanksgiving Day, so Tom has gathered greens from the yard and I have snipped them into smaller bunches.
Then I made my wreath to use as an example, and because I like to work alone. Now I am free to help the others. After all of that, I found this guy crawling around out in the garden. He couldn't waste this one more day without rain. There's always work in the garden.
Holiday time is beginning, and we are getting ready.