The Holidays creep right on you when you're not paying attention, for so many weeks now I was suppose to start on my gift giving projects,clean out the back rooms,organize the garage and refurbish the beautiful china hutch my mother brought me, to go with the beautiful old vintage china that belonged to my late father's Aunt Lill. With Thanksgiving only now a few days away it looks as if those things will have to wait(as if procrastination wasn't my middle name..lol)I know, excuses, excuses!!
One of my friends posted on his facebook that he loves his Christmas tree and immediately after you see comments from people who think it's "too early" but what is it too early for?? is it too early to feel that warm Holiday spirit and everything that comes along with it? my motto for this type of baahh humbug talk is simple,Embrace it for it is coming whether we like it or are ready for it, These Holidays come once a year and before you know it they are over again, if you don't take it in with open arms it will just make your life miserable.I will choose to embrace, Thank you very much!
Today I will embrace every moment of the baking, cleaning and romping in the woods behind my house for fresh cut greens! We can't get back to Cape Cod to spend Thanksgiving with our family because hubby's job is so demanding(he has to be up at 3:30 am the next day to run a restaurant and prepare catering orders..uugggh) But we have a family of great friends that we will be spending Thanksgiving with. My close friends Marissa and Bob(who will be getting married 2 days after Thanksgiving and having a baby shortly after that) and also our close friend Brian. Great friends, great food, a warm house and many people that love me(or at least i like to think so) I feel like the luckiest girl,I am truly Thankful for all of these things, even the days when I'm running like a turkey with it's head cut off!!
I received my recipes from Kelly in Montana, one of my farmgirl sisters from MJF a few weeks ago, the theme was Holiday recipes. It's intresting to see what other families traditional dishes are from around the country. I got a scalloped oyster and corn recipe, it was like Kelly knew exactly what i loved! Oysters are one of my absolute favorite foods and any member of my family can tell you that every Christmas Eve everyone has to hoard their share of smoked oysters before I find them..lol
I alsogot recipes for Christmas Strata and Cookie dough truffles!!! doesn't that sound so Christmasy?? Hubby and I are always looking for new recipes to add to our Holiday feast so this swap was perfect! As an added bonus Kelly knited me a beautiful Holiday dish rag(which i have already used and washed several times already! Thank you so much Kelly, I can't wait to make these recipes and will think of you everytime I make them!!
I haven't blogged in a while now and i apologize to my followers :( But i have some happy news and i thought I'd share :) One of my chicken ladies became a woman today!! She layed her very first egg and i couldn't be a happier Mother Hen right now :) Holiday baking will definatly have a new twist this year and for the years to come. I honestly wasn't even expecting anything when i checked and i was beginning to think they were going to be late layers. what a wonderful surprise and right before the Holidays too!!
I believe in mother nature,, I know that natural is best,, and wish more people felt that way! We recycle, reduce and reuse!!! We recycle, compost, we use cloth napkins/cleaning rags. It's all about habit folks,, its not a hassle once you do it for awhile,, its about change:)
I have been married for 11 yrs to my best friend and soul mate, he is my teacher and my forever partner, we have struggled with infertility and have now decided against putting my body through any more trauma and to foster to adopt, whatever child the Lord choses to put in our hands will be ours no matter if it came from us or not. we live in a modest house in a country setting in Maine, we live the simple life and try to be as natural as possible in a crazy world so fixated on the here and now, the fast food and the fast life, to me that equals fast death. I plan on living long and healthy. everyday is a new lesson