I will be getting ready to go to Christmas Eve service soon. It is important at this time of year to take time to remember that Christmas is the day chosen to remember and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man, Emmanuel, God with Us.
Despite the special day today, I have still been working on my "to do" list and this is what I have accomplished so far:
I finished the scarf that I wove in the loom. I finished two more milkweed pods. But I have 6 more that I picked last fall So before I pack things away, I will try to finish those too.
I made a batch of haystacks (the recipe will be shared later.) I will also be sharing most of the haystacks with my sisters family at some time over the weekend.
Another treat that is made for special events is Deviled eggs. I made a small batch of them. We will be having Christmas at Dale's this year and his brother will be joining us. It will be a small gathering but sometimes that is what is the best.
The Christmas Staple in Minnesota is Pumpkin Pie. I used some of my home grown pumpkin to make the pumpkin pie.
My neighbor lady is a seamstress and she helped me re-hem the new curtain so that it will be long enough. It was bothering Dale that my current curtain wasn't wide enough (there was a peek hole along the sides. So now I have hillbilly curtains with two sets, one brown and one blue that are slightly different lengths because we just couldn't lengthen the brown ones enough and I don't want to cut the blue ones.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)