There is no update on the dollhouse progress this week because there hasn't been any progress. I am trying to beat a terrible cold that seems to be going around. Not only does it make my voice sound like a frog's croak, but every unnecessary movement is exhausting. On top of that I was waiting for more paint to arrive.
Malcolm has a new favorite hang-out spot:
What kind of side dishes does your family enjoy on Thanksgiving? No one in this house likes the side dishes that I grew up with and love, and I am just curious about what people are eating with their turkey and stuffing. I am not a picky eater and enjoy all food on Thanksgiving, but sometimes I do miss the green bean casserole my Mama makes.
They are draining the lake we hang out at during the summer and hike around during the rest of the year. As a result there are all sorts of "goodies" for the kids to collect. See that concrete block on the right of the photo. That is one of the swimming barriers in the deep end of the swimming section. Neat! The kids collected all sort of gross things that will probably sit on my porch for most of winter until I throw them out.
When do folks decorate in your area? For some reason folks around here think that since Halloween is over we should get all set up for Christmas. I'm not complaining about all of it because I adore Christmas lights. But it is the other things like the giant blow-up gizmo's that I detest. Or the plastic lawn garbage that folks put out. My theory is that either people are really upset about the election and they are decorating to bring some cheer to their lives, or they are really happy about the election and they are celebrating by decking the halls.
Speaking of Christmas, I would really like to give handmade gifts this year and since I can't make everything I am looking for ideas of inexpensive handmade items that I can purchase. And by inexpensive I mean at the most $20 and it would be great if they were really under $10. Okay, I need them to be in the ten and under catagory. And by purchase I mean things that I can get on etsy.
So I have three different things that you can leave a comment about in these Quick Takes. Are you going to comment? If not... YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!!!
I know only one person in the entire world will fully get that besides me, and I'm okay with that.
Check out more QT's over at Conversion Diary.