Venus…

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last night a friend called and suggested I check out the moon…

it was a sliver in the sky with a very bright Venus above it…

I dug out the tripod, which was deep in a closet, and headed to the front step… even though it was cold, I took a few minutes and got some good photos…

so happy to have received that call;-)…

peanut…

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recently I went outside and shovelled off the back deck…

a ton of snow had drifted there when we had that big snow a while back…

quite a bit of it had melted, but there was still a thick covering over most of the deck…

as I shovelled I came across a number of peanuts in the shell which had been left by the squirrels… I hope they won’t be too disappointed when they go looking for them, lol…

steps…

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had a quiet day… spent it remembering all the wonderful Christmas and birthday memories with my beloved… he would have turned 73 today;-)…

just last night I hung up his stocking at the top of the stairs once the small trees were on the steps

I did giggle a bit, because he had trouble with his balance and he always felt the stuff on the stairs took up all the space on the steps…

I made burgers and fries for dinner which was one of his favourite meals…

it was delicious…

lots of wonderful memories;-)…

beat…

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last week I put lights around the front windows…

it has been an interesting process as I used duct tape… sadly I’ve had to continuously press the tape back on as it doesn’t really want to stick…

anyway, after I finished I wanted some pictures so I put on my jacket, but left my slippers on as I was only going to be on the sidewalk…

once the pictures were taken I went to open the door and it wouldn’t… my heart skipped a beat as I stood there – in my slippers…

I tried a few times, but it just would not open… by chance I turned the handle up which was the opposite direction than normal and it opened… whew…

talked to my son-in-law, who suggested WD40, but that didn’t work… had to put a note on the door, lol…

my grandson and I picked up a new handle and he was able to change it without a problem…

a tiny piece of plastic broke off which is what caused the issue…

happy to have it working properly again;-)…

bonbons…

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last year I had a great advent calendar and when it was finished I saved the wooden box it came in…

Canadian Chocoholic made inserts for it and mine came last week… it took me a good portion of an afternoon to construct the paper drawers… lots of folding and bending, lol…

my grandson took the calendar to Decadence Chocolates and Helen filled it with her bonbons…

got it back yesterday and had my first bonbon… yum…

what a lovely treat;-),,,

magnets…

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a week or so ago, I cleaned all of the various bits and pieces off the front of the fridge…

put the container with the 24 magnets on it ready for Advent… my daughter sent them to me years ago… they covered two muffin tins and each held a tiny treat as they were opened daily during Advent…

then I put them away carefully🤪… and I didn’t find them until last year, lol… I am happy to use them this year, especially as I still knew where they were…

I think I might start with the 24th and then count back until Christmas;-)…

guess I better turn the magnets around, lol…

this morning I put up the first one…

fluffed…

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spent a busy and productive day recently…

added ornaments to the drawers in the table… they look good…

spent a while deciding on where the tree should go this year… for the last few years it has been in the window, but I felt like it was time for a change…

dug out the tree and set up the space for it… added extra lights and fluffed the branches…

next I brought up the bin of snow people… after some thought I emptied some of the squares in the dining room wall and added the snow people… it was fun deciding which ones went together…

took the pottery pieces that came off the shelves and put them into the bin… it was very heavy, so I slid it into the den closet… it will be safe there and saved me from trying to carry it downstairs…

found purple, silver and clear ornaments and listened to Christmas carols as I added them to the tree…

dicey…

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yesterday a good friend stopped by with a few items from a fundraiser…

there were two beautiful poinsettias and a swag…

after our visit the swag went up on the front door… looks good there…

hope it stays up… the swags don’t have any fasteners on the back so it is always dicey to get them up and looking great…

the poinsettias found homes in the dining and living rooms…

now to see if I can keep them alive through Christmas;-)…

twelve…

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pleased to see that two of the orchids are getting new buds… got some nice pictures of the buds on one, while the other wouldn’t cooperate…

makes me very happy as they seem to be liking their new spot…

as of today, all twelve are in the new garden-erie;-)…