it's beginning to behave like winter in these parts. It's finally cold but we don't have enough moisture or sustained cold to bring on a good snow. But there are signs of the season around our house. First we have this:
We put the snowguy out! We actually put him out before Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that snowpeople are not Christmas thingies, but winter thingies. We keep him up into March. DH and I love snow. We think of him as our snowy good luck charm. Maybe if we keep him out, the Gods will smile and send a blizzard!
Next we have this:
Now those are for Christmas and they went up this week! We have been keeping the candles in the windows year round. Our house sits off the road a bit and it looks so dark and haunted from the street at night! The candles make it a little less ominous!
Third--we have this:
Another pair of favorite boots! I blogged about my Western boots a couple of weeks ago. They are the first boots to be worn any fall season. These are certainly to be the second pair. I got these at my favorite shoe store-- Little's Shoes in Pittsburgh a couple of years ago. I found these boots to be very unusual and I really love them. That's one thing I miss about having to drive Bird back and forth to the Burgh for school. It was always a good excuse to visit Littles--particularly in January when they have their big sale! Another thing I get there are these:
Kunert Socks! I love these socks more than you can possibly know! They are extremely thin wool that has been infused with aloe. They were originally made for diabetics. They are soft and they go well under dress boots --plus they are really warm! I think I have 4 or 5 pairs of them! I've never ventured to making hand knit socks because I wear boots when I wear socks! Why make fabulous socks that you can't see!
Last we have this:
As soon as the weather started getting cold, Harley started sleeping next to the portable radiator in our bathroom. I remember Peanut would do the same thing with the fireplace screen. He would get up right against it whether there was a fire or not. Harley spends everynight there. As you can see, he likes to pull my bathtowel down and make a little nest. I think I need to get a towel for him so that I don't have to put cat hair all over myself everytime I shower!
I need to get crackin' and finish up the Tree Jacket! I'm almost there!
Bushism of the day:
"We are fully committed to working with both sides to bring the level of terror down to an acceptable level for both." —George W. Bush, after a meeting with congressional leaders, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2001
See above! Harley --aka Bar, Barley, Barley-boo, Little Mister Pink Nose, Weasel Boy, Tiny Tuxedo #2--is the star of today's kitty cam!