This was a busy week with a few things to show and tell. The landscaper came by and blew, raked, and gathered all the leaves in the front yard and hauled them away. There was a ton of them. His trailer was filled when he was finished.
Then the rain came after and washed all the dust and the walkways clean.
Francesca has a small Christmas tree in her bedroom, and it is decorated with Pink ornaments. When I found this cute cloth doll, I thought it would be a nice addition to her tree.
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law came into town. She had to pick up her car at the shop, and my brother-in-law stopped by for a visit in the morning. I made him a cup of coffee and a slice of pecan pie. My son bought it at Sprouts, and it was literally the best pecan pie that I've ever had.
They brought me lots of goodies.....a turkey, bag of potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, apple pie, coffee, and much more. Also, some home grown tomatoes from their garden, and apples from their apple tree.
My sister-in-law made some homemade fudge and spice muffins. I haven't had fudge in a long time, and it was Yummy.
I cooked some chicken apple sausages and made a sandwich with bakery rolls, along with catsup, mustard, tomatoes, and onions. So good.
I made some French onion dip and celery sticks.
The November crows have been coming around lately.
On Thursday morning, I went to the laundry room to start doing laundry for the day, opened up the blinds, and to my surprise there was a DEER right in front of the window. I couldn't believe it!
Then, I saw another one right beside the car. They walked passed my house and over my neighbor's fence and were on their way.
Here's some of my Christmas decor so far. You've seen many of the items a dozen times, but every year I rearrange and put things in different places. I have given away so much stuff, but these are the things I will always keep. There are the frosty people on my mantel, the snow globes, my fun elves, my mom's ceramic box that she had in her kitchen for years, and my son's glittery tree he made when he was a child.
And Nel bought a couple new Nutcrackers this year. Aren't they the cutest things?
My son took this road picture on his drive to the city. The Autumn trees are still lingering.
I want to show you the wonderful cake Jess made for Francesca.
Here's a little about it. The white "fur" was made by using a decorating tip that looks like fur or grass. It's frosting. It came out in really small spots, so it took a long time to cover the whole cake. She got the idea from a Pinterest doggy cake, and it was fun for her to do something creative since she doesn't have time for creative things these days.
And lastly, Jess said that Charlotte is making the funniest faces lately, and I cracked up when she sent me this picture.
Happy Thanksgiving, my dears.