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Thanksgiving Prep

Today is the day I clean in advance of the holidays. I actually did some yesterday, in between grocery/supply shopping. Today I finish. I bet you didn’t know I only dust once a year and the time is now! So the Yanni music is queued up and will soon be blaring away. Yanni, Live at the Acropolisis still my cleaning music of choice, along with my wake up music. I’ve worn out two CDs, but I got smart this last time around and ripped the current CD, so now I listen to it on my computer.

Over the weekend I ordered/picked up prints at Wal-mart, so now I have new pictures of the granddaughters to scatter about the house. I also had 8×10 photos made of the Sunrise on the Huachucas pictures from earlier this month and they are now framed nicely and hanging in my dining room.

Tomorrow is baking day, although I really do not have all that much to prepare. David is going to make his Engineer’s Traditional Pecan Pie. I have to bake squash (do ahead in the crockpot), stuffing (do ahead and bake on Thanksgiving day) and green bean casserole (bake on Thanksgiving Day). I am also going to have a tossed salad, which is easy enough. And that is all I have to make! Our guests are bringing the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, fruit salad and pumpkin pie. I think we will have plenty of food for five people!

The menu is NOT going to be vegan, but I do have some slices of Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf that I made over the weekend, so I will eat that instead of the turkey. And most things are going to have some dairy in them (like the mashed potatoes and the pies), so I will just eat sparingly of those items and take a lactose pill just in case.

And with that, I had best get moving! There’s a lot of cleaning to be done today!


A January Sunday Drive to Bisbee – 365-003

Wintertime in Arizona amazes me at times with its beautiful skies. Not just the intense blues, but the gorgeous sunsets (and quite possibly sunrises, but I don’t seem to arise early enough to see them!).

Yesterday we traveled to Bisbee and back, just enjoying the lovely skies and the fringes of snow on the higher elevation mountains. The sunshine of the last couple of days has caused the snowline to recede up to around 9000 feet in some areas, although in this first picture it appears to be more likely around 6000 – 7000 feet.

Snow on the Huachucas

Snow on the Huachucas

Snow in Mexico

Snow in Mexico

By the time we got to the Lavender Pit Copper Mine in Bisbee, the sun was behind the mountains, casting too much shadow for good picture taking. I did manage to get one nice shot of the pit:

The Lavender Pit Copper Mine in Bisbee, Arizona

The Lavender Pit Copper Mine in Bisbee, Arizona

And then there was yet again another gorgeous sunset, complete with wispy clouds and pastel colors!

Winter Arizona Sunset

Winter Arizona Sunset

Here is the picture that I am sharing … 365 – 003

Winter Arizona Sunset

Winter Arizona Sunset

I may have to add this last one to my revolving title banner!