We had a frost that turned our mountain into a magical place. By noon it had started to thaw and fall; it sounded like rain, it was so perfuse. Megan Oliver and I went outside and played in it like snow.
I started blogging this on the 23rd, and this is all the farther I got before the kids woke up and joined me on the sofa. I have spent the past 30 minutes writing the rest of the post only to have my computer freeze and delete it. I updated my OS yesterday to macOSsierra. since then my computer keeps freezing, I can't drop and drag photos to Flickr, along with a host of other annoying, "improvements." If you haven't updated, I reccomend you don't.
The morning of my birthday, Jessica and I went out ot City Bakery for breakfast, then went shoe shopping. I bought two pairs, but havent taken pics yet.
Without any communication between them, Brewier, Jessica and Megan, all got me coffee makers!
In the afternoon, Brewier and I went out to a couple of breweries, then to Farmburger for dinner. I was hoping to get a photo of my entire family together, but trying to get everyone in one room and standing still is nearly impossible. I posted a meme on Jessicas FB page that said, "I do not have ducks. They are not in a row. I have squirrels, and they are at a rave." That pretty much describes her life. (And in addition to her five kids, she DOES have a squirrel living in her house. Ray rescued it, and now it is a pet named Fluffy.)
And now, photos leading up to Christmas.
Oliver still askes to wash the dishes...such fun!
Crafting with friends.
Free Christmas wreaths from Trader Joes.
Megan has a friend who is a master gardener, and he gave her 600 tulip bulbs.
Ray and Brewier planted some on the bank. Now for the other 575.