Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Going on a little trip

I'm so excited! Tomorrow I'll be leaving for a two-week trip. I'll be tagging along with my hubby, who'll be working part of the time. But I get to enjoy the sights while he's slaving away! One of the sights we'll get to see is the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany:

picture from this site

I'm so looking forward to the lebkuchen! We'll also see the Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval, walled city, and the holiday decorations in Paris.

I'll post pictures when I'm able. We'll be back mid-December.

Monday, November 7, 2011


How exciting was it to see this, this morning? (click on it to see it larger):

Let's just say it did a better job at jolting me awake than my cup of coffee did. I know the #1 position won't last, but I never ever thought I'd be there. Many, many thanks to everyone out there who've put My Twelfth Christmas at the top of the list!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Me with my book in The Learned Owl Bookshop

My husband and I went out to eat in our quaint little downtown the other night. After our meal we strolled down Main Street to The Learned Owl Bookshop where we found my Christmas book on display in their holiday section. I was so excited, I had hubby snap a photo with his phone:

In other news, I planted 26 cloves of garlic yesterday in hopes of a good garlic crop next spring and summer. I bought the bulbs of garlic from an organic garlic grower at the farmer's market this past summer. Last year I planted about nine cloves, only to have six of them dug up that same night by some animal because I forgot to put a thick layer of mulch over top. I mulched them really good this time!