As you know I have allot going on taking care of Larry since end of October here at home-but I am still surprised we have moved into December already.
Perhaps do to our warmer weather -which I am Not complaining about. No snow or ice makes life easier for me, especially getting up the steep steps and hill for my mail and packages-and I do love mail. 😀
A note to my slow mail friends-I so miss writing letters and receiving letters especially so much. Hoping soon I will be up to writing again. I am getting more sleep finally. If my slow mail friends are still wanting to write letters let me know in comments or email. I am thinking many of you have lost interest.
There was at least 6 weeks that I was setting the alarm clock for every 4 hours for medicine for Larry. Quick note-this is still a very long recovery, Larry has lost allot of upper body strength along with his better right leg-so he is working on that to hopefully be able to get out of bed and into the wheelchair which is very challenging for him. There are other health concerns as well that I pray will get better this month.
I order allot of foods and household needs online more than ever now since moving to the lake house. That was a concern when we moved this far away as there is no shopping close by, and the Wal Mart here is a small one not a super Wal Mart. Amazon recently changed their free shipping from $25.00 spent to $35.00 spent which is a big difference for me. So if I really need something to make up the difference I purchase decaf teas. Rather buy something than pay shipping costs.
My recent purchase was from the company Twining: a decaf all berry tea and another one honeybush mandarin orange. I am in love with the honeybush tea This one is so delicious
I don't see many Twining teas in the stores here They are based in London and have been in business for 300 years-and they still own the original store location. I will be buying more from them for sure especially knowing their history now. More information here Those of you that live in Europe have you been to their store?
I do still enjoy mailing out Christmas cards every year. I have done this since my college days-late '60s This year I did not make my own cards but found beautiful cards on Etsy from a watercolor artist. I fell in love with her work. I really shortened my list this year too.
I also love the US Post Office's new Christmas stamps for this year. My favorite is the snow globe stamps, but I bought the other ones too.
Photos from USPS online-I buy all my stamps at their online shop now-get the latest stamps that way
And I love these too
For my baking this season, I decided to make half batches of our favorite cut out cookie recipes, the gingerbread recipe I shared in last post, and I was looking for a different peanut butter cookie recipe. I have the recipe I grew up with at home but I no longer love that cookie. Looking online I found one that looks really good and it is vegan and gluten free. find recipe here
I am still enjoying football this season-Notre Dame was awesome they will be in one of the bowl games-need to find out when. The KC Chiefs will be playing the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. The Packers new quarterback is looking good. Green Bay has been my number one pro football team since I went to college back in 1967 in northern Wisconsin. This should be a good and exciting game-will be neutral on this game-well mostly leaning towards Mahomes and KC
I will be making us fajitas today and tomorrow I will roast a beef roast-using leftovers to make tamales-Larry's favorite Allot of work for one person but worth it in the end.
Have an awesome new week ahead