dragging in here as I'm fighting another sinus infection.....AGAIN 😷 I haven't been out of my PJ's for 3 days now. Which makes for a very grumpy Carol 😒
Thanksgiving was great though ♥
It's always great to be with family and when you add in great food too it's all a win-win!
I didn't take any pictures at all for Thanksgiving. I was too busy living it to stop and capture it.
The bright side was my parents gave me my grandmothers Treadle Sewing machine.
My sister had the machine part repaired and tuned up .... now I get to restore the top of the cabinet as it is severely sun bleached and worn. I don't have a picture of that part yet as it's still in the back of the truck 😒
Hopefully today we will get it out. It has rained the past 3 days so we just left it there . The back of our new truck has a nice hard top cover.
The drink in the photo is coffee of course. Although I have been drinking a lot of hot tea the past few days.
Before the holiday I did get the rest of the garden put to bed. I wait until after a hard freeze and then heavy mulch some of my more tender perennials .
The roses are still looking almost alive here but don't today.
The Hydrangeas are mulched more heavily and I may even add some more wire to the top one and fill it completely. It is an older type that only blooms on the old wood and needs more protection than the newer types. That one came from my uncle in Kentucky who transplanted it from my grandmothers house right before they sold it in the mid 1970's . It's really a warmer climate plant but with attention can survive and bloom this far north. I wouldn't buy one but since it's originally from my grandmother I try hard to keep it alive. I really need to move it closer to the house for the added protection.
My two favorite seed catalogs came this week . So my spring shopping list has already started.
IT'S ONLY 28 WEEKS TILL SPRING!
Well my brain has petered out on me so I'll sign of here.
Random thoughts for today...
Don't forget to visit the other folks at
I'm sure they're brains are still working at full capacity 😸