I had a not-feeling-great weekend, and in order to get some sunshine,
I laid out on a blanket in the backyard.
Juvy LOVES having someone outside in her domain with her!
She slept on my belly.
I also rested inside on the couch, reading this wonderful book I got for my birthday.
I had a hot water bottle by my feet, and all the cats wanted some of that!
Sweet soft Juvy belly:
Stephen found the early-morning sunshine in my office!
It has been very chilly (even COLD)
in the mornings.
Over the weekend, it was 38 when I woke up. Today it was 34!
On Sunday while I was managing a crazy wild classroom full of crazy wild students,
Greg put up the Christmas lights outside for me;
what a wonderful, thoughtful man!
Over the past few days, I've been installing Christmas decorations throughout the house.
Pillows . . .
Allistair explored the new gold storage bench I found at Ross . . .
check back to see where I put it!
A new wreath and front-door rug, found at Target.
This wreath was EXACTLY what I was looking for
and it was EIGHT DOLLARS!
My little modern ceramic and gold village:
I put some lights in the branches I have in the corner next to the bookcase:
And our stockings (teeny ones!) are in the bookcase, too.
Since it's the focus of the room, and since we don't have a fireplace,
the bookcase seemed like the right option!
A sweet snowman pillow, cross-stitched by my talented Mom:
A little lighted ceramic Christmas tree that used to belong to my Grandmother:
More decorations to come!
I made some great, simple new healthy food things this week already.
I made a rice bowl with brown rice (short grained so it gets fluffy)
steamed veggies, and gluten-free soy sauce (Bragg's liquid aminos, actually).
I ate it with a baked sweet potato (I like them with ketchup!)
Yum yum yum.
And then I tried a homemade cornbread to have with our chili last night.
I was surprised that it turned out so well, considering that it was gluten-free and egg-free!
It looked bumpy and strange before I baked it, but it was tasty and sweet and it was the perfect foil for the spicy chili Greg ate and the pumpkin soup I ate!
Greg had three big hunks!
I love it when I feed him well.