Uff Da.....it was 17 below zero this morning in my neck of the woods in Minnesota. But I got the car warmed up, and I'll bring Sour Cream Pumpkin Pecan bread for the party on the porch. Hope y'all don't mind a little left over Christmas baking from my freezer.
I've been absentee for far too long. I've missed y'all.
However, lots of life changes going on. I'm now working full time in a different office (that's a God-thing), my mother passed away in May, my Dad is still hanging in there (at age 92) but is (from my observations recently) losing interest in "hanging in there", and my daughter is currently on a Science Field Trip with a group of 14 students and 4 adults in Death Valley, California.....burrrr... winter camping. She'll be back January 20th.
After I got my car warmed up, I had to take my poodle in for a check-up. He's been having many issues. But the diagnosis was "stress-induced colitis". I didn't know dogs could get colitis. Poor guy. Now I'm making my own low-residue doggy food with boiled rice and chicken and cottage cheese.
Sorry, I can only sit on the porch and "visit" during my lunch hour which is now over. So I must scoot back to work.
I'm so glad this porch extension has been added. And I'm glad that -- since I live south of the north pole (not by much, though) -- that I can be a southerner, too.
Hugs to Y'All!