Here we are at the end of November Hodgepodge. Thank you Joyce From This Side of the Pond!
Our yards have been covered with snow since November the 7th.
1. Sum up your November in ten words or less.
November had a scary start and a grateful, peaceful end.
2. Are you hosting any holiday parties this year? Attending any? Party pooper, party animal, or life of the party…where do you land when it comes to parties?
No, we are not hosting any holiday parties this year.
We will be attending our first Christmas Party on Sunday December 4th in Chilliwack, Canada. Hopefully the weather will settle down a bit for our drive to Spokane for our flight on Saturday and then our drive from Bothell to Abbotsford on Sunday. It will be our first time back in Canada since the beginning of ‘you know what’. We are so looking forward to being with the Mennonite Girls Can Cook and their hubbies! We will miss our two girls that live in Manitoba for this event.
The last MGCC party we were able to attend was in early December 2019 and this was one of the amazing desserts we enjoyed at that party.
I’m not a party animal or the life of the party or a party pooper. I do like to decorate for a themed party.
3. Do you purchase holiday clothing of any sort (sparkly tops, Christmas jammies, Santa suit, etc).
There is a festive holiday top or two in my closet. This year with limited time to shop and limited sources I have nothing new. The old sparklies are too snug for comfort, sigh.
Comfy jammies all the way!
4. What’s your go-to recipe when you’re asked to bring an hors d’oeuvre to a party?
I like to bring a charcuterie board of some sort. This year I’m trying Charlotte’s Red Pepper Jelly Tarts (Mennonite Girls Can Cook) for a ladies brunch I’m invited to on Thursday.
5. December 3rd is National Play Outside Day…what might you do to celebrate?
We are flying from Spokane to Seattle that morning and will hopefully celebrate our daughter in law, Laura’s birthday in some way that day or evening.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
In World Cup news, the U.S.A. advances to the round of 16 playing against Netherlands on Saturday. It was a brutal 2nd half but in the end we eliminated Iran and we move on.
Wednesday Morning Update on our overnight snowfall which is still falling this morning:
As of 7am we have 8-1/2 inches of new snow. Our neighbor has already plowed our driveway before she heads into work. We are very grateful for her and her kindness to us. I did hop out in my jammies and Uggs and slipped her some cash for gas!
UPDATE at 11:15 A.M.: We have a total of 11 inches of new snow. PTL Dear is healthy enough to shovel snow!
Lots of cancellations in Colville today because of snow. Happy we can be home and today is baking day for my event on Thursday. Perfect weather to bake!