I've been behind on almost everything this month. Too many events packed into too short a time. To make things even more hectic, about a week before Thanksgiving, I was working in the garden and pulled a muscle in my back. Somehow this worked torture on the sciatic nerve in my right leg.
I moaned, groaned, whined and spent about 4 days with Aspercreme, Advil, my trusty heating pad, and my Kindle. By Thanksgiving it was nothing more than a slight ache. Whew!
We had a great get together, starting on Wednesday, with too much food--snacks, gumbo, cornbread sandwiches. Then, of course, more food on the big day; after Thursday's meal, everyone was looking for a quiet place to rest and digest. :) Football, naps, and reading were in order.
Catching up on Mail
I adore this card from Teresa, she is the latest in the Highland Crew's royalty.
It's amusing to think of Queen Teresa relaxing in a chair--
she's much more likely to be on a committee
promoting the arts in the neighborhood,
writing for their local literary magazine.
heading out to pick up litter with the Highland Restoration Association folks,
re-stocking the Little Free Library she and Ricky
built several years ago--you get the idea.
Not an idle Queen.
from Marc & Debbie
Marc's photography always makes an appearance for holidays!
Going out today
Not sure, but I think the creature below will be my Zodiac symbol for 2020, which will be the next Year of the Rat. I ended up liking him when he was finished.
The smaller mouse has no clothing. Or arms. Or legs. At least not attached to his body. He/She will have to wait until I decide gender and clothing.
Skipped Black Friday; I've actually never done a Black Friday because I never have the energy or desire to shop after all that food and celebrating. I may miss the bargains, but a relaxing "day-after" is more suited to my procrastinator style.
Christmas projects, however, are something I do enjoy. Last year I made several fabric bags instead of using wrapping paper for everything. I made the first one for this year yesterday. Have more fabric scraps cut into various sizes and ready to stitch into gift bags. Most are small, but I do have some fabric for slightly larger gifts. Whenever I get around to purchasing them....