Happy Thankful November to all.
Sometimes it gets really hard to keep up that
attitude of gratitude. So much distraction! Stress
and worry take their toll--especially lately--and
our hearts might get so heavy that it can be hard
to just look up. How long has it been since we took
a solid look at the many blessings around us?
We should work to be grateful all the time but
having a holiday devoted to it can bring us
back around if we've gotten off track.
That's one reason I like November--it kind of gets
up in your face about it. When the garden is all done
and the freezer and pantry shelves are full, and the
house is warm even though it's cold outside,
November can't help but fill me with all kinds
of thanks. And, believe me, I know right
now a whole lot of other things are trying to
drown it out but I want my thanks to be louder.
I like making all kinds of bread. Why buy it?
This one is "garden medley" bread: tomatoes,
green onions, green peppers and herbs all from
the last of the garden. Next time I'm adding garlic.
The chickens like being let out to forage.
And I like them out there so it's a win-win.
Digging around to eat bugs and weed seeds
makes them great helpers in the garden.
They're also just funny to look at.
Maybe they think I'm funny too?
I like seeing Chloe enjoy my quilts...
...even if she does get in the way.
I've always liked cooking with pumpkins so much
that I've been growing our own for at least 20 years,
or maybe more? I think I can honestly say I have
never purchased one single can of yucky pumpkin.
Being the ultimate pumpkin snob, I like this shirt.
I wanted to see if I could make this quilt from
stash fabrics but seeing it in these fabrics just
made it impossible to top so I gave in and ordered
the layer cake. This will be showing up in my posts
very soon. I feel I'd like to be a little more creative
but maybe a no-brainer will be relaxing and fun,
and I should fly right through it.
I'm so grateful--loudly grateful--that I get to
spend my days doing what I love!
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