Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunrise



We had an amazing sunrise yesterday.  It started as a strip of red on the horizon and gradually reflected pink, red, orange and yellow onto the entire eastern sky.  It was a bright start to a gray rainy day. 

 The weather has gone nuts again with temps in the fifties and mid sixties.  This is actually pretty common for this area.  Somewhere in my photo files I have pictures of morning glories blooming in December.
  

My Thanksgiving/ Christmas Cacti have begun to bloom.  I had to cut most of them back a lot as they had a lot of die off over the summer.  They are now putting out all sorts of new growth.  I think they are popular because they are almost impossible to kill!


Our Thanksgiving was very low key this year with just the two of us.   Proge did the turkey on the grill.  He felt the breast meat was a little dry; I thought it was perfect.  By having a small turkey we don't end up with huge quantities of left overs.

 I made a casserole last night of left over brussel sprouts, onions, mushroom, and turkey with a sauce made with the cream sauce from the onions and gravy.  I spread the leftover mashed potatoes on top and put it in the oven until it was hot.  It was tasty, if I do say so myself!

Today is soup day.  Hopefully I will make enough so I can freeze a little.  Turkey soup on a cold January day is a treat.

I am still taking it easy in the studio.  The headaches are gone as are a lot of the aches and pains.  If I end up with a lot of stuff I may start selling on line.  I have an Etsy shop ready to go.  I have just never offered anything for sale!

Enjoy what is left of this week end.  Toes crossed that if you did have to go shop you managed it with a minimum of crazy!

With thanks to all the many on line friends I have made through this blog and FaceBook. You keep me in touch with the world.............*s*


10 comments:

  1. saw your photo on fb, wonderful and your plant is right on time blooming.

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    1. Hi Linda....Thanks, I'm happy that I was awake to see it.

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  2. I am glad that your aches are gone. Nobody can't do anything much with them. It's good idea to take it easy. I love those lovely soup you are making. In Japan we have loads of winter dishes like that.

    I think it's a good idea for you to start selling online although it is quite an effort itself, but you can pace yourself. And it will become easier year after year, as you get hang of it. Good luck! : )

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    1. Hi Midori....Thanks, slowing down has been a good decision.

      I'm planning to explore online selling in january.

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  3. I separated my Christmas cactus and replanted it this fall. I am not sure it will bloom this year. I have had this plant for over 30 years!
    The think I love about turkey is the many ways you can reincarnate it. I always look forward to the soup. Your casserole sounds yummy. Sort of like shepherd's pie only better.

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    1. Hi Michele....Christmas cactus like to be root bound to bloom well. They are real survivors.

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    1. Hi Gary...Don't you wish it would continue? I know I do!

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  5. It was in the 70’s here, I got a suntan at my studio sale.

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    1. Hi Lori....It's chilly again here, with sun!

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