Sunday, December 1, 2013
We had a belated Thanksgiving this year, on Sunday so that we could have Colleen, Jeff and KT, along with Adrienne here. We had a great feast -- KT helped me make some of the dishes this morning. She's really good in the kitchen, her mom has taught her well. She can even break eggs very well!
John and Adrienne
Jeff and KT
KT and Colleen
Leaves that I sprayed for the table
A before meal ride!
We were lucky to have our KT for the night on Saturday, and wow, what a lot we got done! We repaved her front walkway to her little house, ---
and we got new sand for her play box so she could play with her trucks, ---
and we ran around with the new puppy, jumped from stumps, fed the deer, ---
road the donkey (ATV), fed the horses, made cornbread, ---
and went out to eat at our local Mexican food place ---
after which we went home and watched some Christmas movies on Netflix! Whew! What a busy day!
Friday, November 29, 2013
I really stink at taking "selfies!"
A white llama who didn't care at all that he was getting his picture taken.
I was hoping to see a lot of fall trees, but they've already started turning brown up the way we went. We went through Sisterdale, Comfort, Fredricksburg, and several other little towns up that way. Have you ever been by Bell Mountain? There's a little community called Willow City there and a winery that we passed by. We're going to have to try their wines (sounds like they make some reds and reislings) if we can find them anywhere.
That evening John made the best smoked pork chops that he's ever made -- oh my! So good. He's really getting good at using that new smoker of his.
Sunday I'll have more "Thanksgivingy" Thanksgiving photos...we're frying a turkey. Oh boy!
Jeff, Colleen and KT have been getting Joss's bedroom ready, so last weekend we went over on Saturday to help with a few projects. John helped Jeff and KT paint, and I helped Colleen with the bumper that will go around the crib. We made KT's almost 4 years ago, so it was kind of nice to continue the tradition!
Jeff teaching KT the fine art of painting with a roller....
It's a beautiful soft gray.....
Monday, November 25, 2013
Katniss and Peeta are back in District 12 and living in the homes that are provided to them by the Capital of Panem, as a reward for winning the last game. President Snow shows up as Katniss is about to embark on a winners tour of the districts with Peeta, threatening her family and the entire District.
As I was watching, I realized that the real hero of this tale is Peeta. He's been the instigator of everything that Katniss has done since being chosen as a tribute, and that continues in this episode. Don't forget that his real talent is NOT baking, its his artistic ability, and he uses it. Very well done.
|I loved Effie's butterfly dress!|
And it ends just as abruptly -- leaving me wanting more! Darn! I guess I'll have to wait it out, but I hope they don't take two years to make the next movie. Excellent couple of hours out of the rain! Go see it, but be sure you watch The Hunger Games first. Or better yet, read the books!