Yeah, I’m a suck for the kitties!

As I write this, we have warmed up to -26C/-14.8F, with a wind chill of -30C/-22F It'll keep warming up for the next couple of days, and tomorrow - Christmas Day - is now expected to reach a balmy -5C/23F! When I headed out this morning to tend the critters (I have been skipping most … Continue reading Yeah, I’m a suck for the kitties!

This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!

I've already posted photos of dehydrating orange slices and using them to make decorations for Christmas this year. I will post more on those in a moment. The other experiment I tried was to make a baking soda and cornstarch dough (which I wrote about here), which was supposed to be good to roll out … Continue reading This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!

This year’s decorations, in the works

Today, I finally started working on the Christmas decorations I was planning to make with the dehydrated orange slices I'd prepared earlier. Of course, things didn't work out to plan! 😀 Do they ever? 😉 I was going to use cinnamon sticks, plus some little decorations I'd saved from Christmas crackers over the years - … Continue reading This year’s decorations, in the works

This is going to be an odd Christmas

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Leyendecker is undisturbed by human regulations and restrictions! 😀 Normally, our tree would have already been decorated, and the Advent wreath, with its candles, set up. It doesn't look like we'll be able to have a tree this year. The cats just seem to wait until we're not … Continue reading This is going to be an odd Christmas

This year’s decorations start: dehydrated orange slices

For many years, I would craft new decorations for our Christmas tree. It was a good opportunity to use small projects to try out new techniques and ideas. Our tree is basically a mad chaos of different styles and materials, and I love it! Life got in the way, and I stopped doing this for … Continue reading This year’s decorations start: dehydrated orange slices

Photo of the Day: Christmas Eve sunrise

Our family traditionally starts celebrating when the first star is visible in the sky on Christmas Eve. The Photo of the Day will go on hiatus for a few days. Since I will likely not be posting at all over the next few days, I wish to take this opportunity to with you and yours … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Christmas Eve sunrise