Trying a bit of a photo journal for today’s post….because it feels like it’s going to be packed with the magic of this place.
7 am–It’s a dreary drizzly day with temperature hovering just below freezing. The weather map says it will change to snow and or ice shortly. As I enjoy a second cup of coffee, I am trying to prioritize the possibilities for the day ahead.
I plan to make the pecan pie for Thursdays feast. I want to try our some new lotion ideas, there are garlands, wreaths, and other outdoor decorations to make. My amazing husband is going to make Danishes. I have to whip up a batch of laundry soap as we are running low, and a holiday hand and body wash for using and giving might also be good. I’m thinking something with some pine and peppermint.
8:30 am Here’s a picture of Brandy and I heading out for her morning walk….we don’t want anyone to mistake either of us for a deer. Miss kitty wants very much to join us but she doesn’t have any blaze orange so she got left at home.
We’ve also had a delightful chat via Facebook with our very dear UK friends, really family just not genetically speaking. We are so excited to be planning for their first visit to Green Grove. It’s months away yet, but the anticipation and excitement will ebb and flow until they are here, sharing a cup of tea and laughing and soaking in the peace and beauty of this magical place.
1:00 pm Off now to work on some garlands for the gates. I’m sure glad I cut the pine yesterday as it would be a nasty job in the freezing rain today.
Also the pies came out nicely, as did the soup.
6:30 pm And then there’s dinner—Ham, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts tossed in Orange Cranberry glaze, and of course the “extra” pecan pie for dessert. Cheers from Green Grove…we will raise a glass in honor of all our family and friends tonight with a wish and a prayer that you may one day join us and experience the magic for yourselves.
Though we didn’t accomplish all the things on my list from this morning, we had fun and will sleep well knowing we have another day tomorrow.