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December 08, 2015

more Christmas card photo outtakes

an exhausted Emerson

Coop Girl Betty

And we still have no snow.......can you believe it?  We even went up North on Saturday and there was only a sprinkling of snow on the ground.

It's been a busy weekend.  We had a craft show in Saranac Lake.  It was a s-l-o-w show although financially we did ok.  It just made for a long day.  I was able to get our new facial moisturizer out this weekend as well.  Woo hoo!  I am thrilled with it and, so far, those that have tried it have had wonderful things to say about it too. 

Sunday we had the market although we had decided that J would run the booth and I would run home to get a few things done.  We went together to get set-up.  While setting up we realized we forgot all of the laundry products because we had taken them out of the vehicle for Saturday's show.  Back home I went to get the laundry products and a few more things.  Back to the market to drop those
off.  Then back home again to attempt to get the housecleaning underway.  When I went back to the market I saw my exhausted husband leaning against the wall eating lunch.  It was the first break he'd had all day.  So, needless to say, we had a very nice weekend!

I bought 2 soup bowls from a potter in Saranac Lake while we were there.  Nope - didn't need them, may not even have space to store them, but I loved them.  And so, they came home with us.  I adore pottery.  Learning to make it is on my "someday" list.  Someday far away I'm sure......

Oliver went to see his surgeon for the last {hopefully} time this past week.  He was given the official go ahead to resume activity and do all that he will be able to do for the remainder of his life.  His lifetime restrictions are stairs, tug of war and shaking toys in his mouth.  When he got home it was as if he knew why he had gone to see Dr. Bishop but didn't quite get the full understanding of what was said.  He immediately wanted to go up and down the stairs.  Wrong!  Then he went on the run looking for his favorite toy to shake, Mr. Hotdog Man.  Wrong again!  The poor guy - everything he thought he could do now was still a no-no..........  It was decided that Mr. Hotdog man is a bad influence on little Ollie.  Mr. Hotdog Man and the toys like him will be escorted out of our home for good since the mere sight of them seems to make Ollie want to shake the living daylights out of them.

The Coop Girls are still in very slow production.  Sunday night J and I were outside in the early evening getting things put away.  As the last Coop Girl made her way into the indoor coop, Betty came running at full speed out of the coop.  It was time for her "special" time.  J messed with her, pretending he didn't know what she was pacing around for.  He kept asking her what she wanted and she patiently cooed and chirped.  Finally, he shut the door so the others couldn't come out once they heard the goody bag and Betty escorted me to the garden shed where I retrieved the coveted red bag full of meal worms.  She danced and sang, waiting for me to get that bag opened.  When I did she squealed with delight and chirped while dancing back and forth from one foot to the other.  We let her get her fill of the meal worms before J took her back to the coop to put her to bed.  I suggested she get a drink of water before getting on the roost so the others wouldn't smell the meal worms on her breath.

Snow hasn't yet fallen and we haven't even experienced a true winter day but I'm already dreaming about next year's garden.  I just can't help myself!  With the seed catalogs arriving it's hard to not think about what will go where next year.  My list is huge so I'll spend the next few weeks coming to reality and crossing off many of them, knowing full well I'll never be able to plant everything on my wish list.

Hoping you had a lovely weekend as well!

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