I know I have been waiting far too long between posts and for that I apologize. I'm certainly not slammed with chores or worn out from working, I'm just triflin'.
Things are good here. My Christmas lights look so good under a December moon. Even my very picky neighbor told me that my lights were the best in the whole subdivision.
Inside, I have had superb organization going on, thanks to Shannon (Chelsie's brother). He has cleaned, and organized and taken a pick up load of trash to the dump. Next on the agenda is to move some more of my art supplies upstairs and to do that we had to make room in the office.
He took down the extra desk and moved all of my computer peripherals to the other side of the room.
At first I had been hesitant to have my back to the window, after facing the other direction for ten plus years. BUT, as you all know, I am flexible and more than willing to try new things and guess what!!! I'm digging it. The window was totally a distraction and I don't feel claustrophobic at all.
I have been on a raw veggie kick this week and yesterday decided to make some fresh spinach dip to go with the crudites. I simply tore the bagged spinach into small pieces and then used my kitchen shears to snip them even tinier. I took a small container of low fat sour cream, some mayo and that old pantry standby, onion powder and mixed it all together, tasting as I went. I went light on the salt in case I wanted to also use a cracker for dipping.
It did turn out tasty and as you can see here...
It tidied up easily and shucks, Chelsie will be here later this week to do the real cleaning again, so I'm throwing caution to the wind as my creative juices flow.
Keeping with my tradition this year of doing selfies, I'll leave you with another shot of my lights...
I don't think of it as being strong at all. I think of it as living. This is my life now and I am living it. I have never been a weepy, weak kind of gal. If truth be known, I'm more of the "track you down and make you sorry you messed with me" type of gal. If that's being strong, then you bet your sweet bippy that I am...as have been all the women in my family for generations.
So once again, I offer thanks to you...my family and my friends...for everything.
Not to worry, I'm not signing off for the month, I'm sure I'll have another post before Christmas, but in the mean time, take a deep breath, be strong and live.