What a month! It started off so good. Don and I had just paid off the last of our debt (except for the house) and were ready to start the next baby step in the Total Money Makeover plan. Then, November happened! We broke the rules of the plan and bought new carpet because Smarty was… Continue reading November Moments
On my way home from the library in Snohomish, I saw the sun dipping behind the hill across the valley and I made a last-minute and possibly reckless turn into Harvey Field to capture it. The sun seems to sink so fast this time of year! By the time I got parked and wrestled my… Continue reading November Sunset
Every fall, I impatiently await the first frost of the season. This past Monday, a light frost finally! appeared on the rooftops of the houses in my neighborhood. Leaves and grass in open areas also got a layer of my favorite white substance. Please do me a favor and pretend the leaf with the frosted veins… Continue reading Finally Frost!
Yesterday we had a powerful November storm blow through, with whipping southerly winds in the morning, an hour or two of torrential rains and then winds coming from the northwest. I kept a close eye on the leaning spruce tree in the corner of our yard because the ground underneath it was bulging with some… Continue reading Under the Schoolmarm
One of the most exciting things about winter where I live (often the ONLY exciting thing) is the return of the snow geese and swans to fields just a few miles away. I first noticed they were back last Wednesday when I was on my way to Snohomish. I stopped near Campbell’s Tree Farm on… Continue reading Return of the Snow Geese
This is the squirrel that I call Cutie Pie. Of course, unless it’s posing like this, I don’t know which one it is! Their winter fur has grown over most of their markings and hairless spots and they pretty much all look the same now, except for Shorty with his adorably cropped tail. I can’t… Continue reading Cutie Pie
Wednesday morning, after many, many days of dark, gloomy skies and rain, the sun finally came out. I knew it wouldn’t last long so I grabbed my camera, jumped in the car and drove away, leaving responsibility and all those pesky should-do things behind. I first went to Buffalo Park in Mill Creek, which I found… Continue reading Colors of November
It’s very rainy and dreary here in my world. It seems like Mother Nature has started paying closer attention to the calendar lately because our rain switch got turned on right as we entered November, which is often our rainiest month. Probably after all of our complaining about how un-normal the summer was, Mother Nature was… Continue reading Sharing My World – Week 45
Today I’ve got meal planning and grocery shopping ahead of me and I’m not feeling up to the task. My sinuses are not happy about the sudden onset of the rainy season and my body is feeling extra tender and achy. I feel pretty much like this llama/alpaca creature looks, only my ouchies are on… Continue reading Monday. November. Blah.