I had my official start to the holiday season over the weekend. My friend Jan and I took our annual visit to the Northville, Michigan greens market. This year they moved it back to the center of this charming little Hallmark Town. The market was in the street and it worked rather well -- but I still miss the town square with its Santa cottage.
But it's much better than the lot where it was held last year! This year I opted for a swag instead of a wreath. We'll see how it works out!
While we were in Northville, we went to our favorite shop, "Gardenviews." It's always a Christmas delight with its pretty trees and decor.
I'll post a few more holiday views soon -- but it's awfully festive. Santa is definitely coming to town!
And, this time I was relatively restrained. Mostly. I couldn't resist this cardinal for my woodland tree.
And in the "Duh!" Category!
So, I go to wash dishes from the night (OK, the week) before. It's early, the dishwasher is full. I add the soap and I hit the button and go off to blog and wait for Rick to get up. The new dishwasher tells me 2:43 so I figure in about three hours I'll have a load of clean dishes. And it's such a quiet dishwasher!
Except... it's not working. So I hit the cycle again. Same deal -- the power is on, but no water. And again. Rick tells me to hit cancel and I do. And start again. Nothing. He said he'd go home, check things out on the manual, which ended up at his place, and we'd take care of it later.
So, I head to the kitchen to tidy up and notice something on the dishwasher I hadn't seen in the semi-dark when I started it before. The "start" button. Voila.
Sometimes I wonder how I made it this far in life. And it's not even that close to the holidays.
Lizzie Gets a Vet-a-Visit!
We had Doctoring Day today, starting out with Lizzie's vet-a-visit from Dr. Anne. She's a miracle with that cat. Not enough of a miracle that I can do away with the puppy pads. But just an incredible vet and human being.
Here she is, cutting Lizzie's
talons toenails. What a relief!
Then it was on to physical therapy and the back doc. I have such a great team, but learned today that my back doc is moving to Austin. I hope his replacement is as good.
The rest of the week is quiet. I'm sticking pretty close to home these days. We dodged a bullet with the storm that hit West Michigan and I'm hoping it stays that way. I have some sage and thyme to harvest if it makes it after our first snow. We shall see!
Meanwhile, it's almost time to deck the halls!
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