The lights burned out on the lower part of our tree and rather than replacing them, we decided to replace the tree – it wasn’t quite what we wanted. The new tree came today … and it’s not quite right either so we’ve ordered another one. This one looks too Christmasy and we want something more rustic that won’t look odd being left up year around. I guess we’re kind of obsessed.
When we had the condo here, we had one with colored lights that was left by the previous owners. When we sold the condo, it wasn’t “right” for the Tampa house so we left it but now we want one here at the new house. Hopefully the third tree will be just right.
I tried a new recipe tonight – a Shepard’s Pie that has tater tots on top rather than mashed potatoes. It’s going to need some tweaking but I think it might just make it into our meal rotation. And while I was cooking, Keith was out hiking and almost stepped on this snake hiding in the leaves. I’ll have to keep an eye out for copperheads when I get back out on the trails – it’s easy to miss them with all the fallen leaves.
Mom’s working on finishing the blocks on her last 3 yard quilt. She’ll take them home to assemble and to put the borders on and tonight I finished crocheting the pink blanket – I still have the ends to weave in which will hopefully get done tomorrow.