Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.
Arizona sunrise over the Mule Mountains.
One nice thing about February – longer days, more sunshine. Here the sun is rising over the Mule Mountains (on the left) and Bisbee. The lone mountain on the right in the background is in Mexico. Just after I snapped this, the sun broke over the horizon. I have been able to capture some lovely sunrises on the mornings when I take Bill in to work!
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!
It’s that time of the year when I am actually up before the sun rises.
The view from my backyard yesterday morning
The Border Patrol Aerostat at sunrise
A few years ago I would have gone back to bed as soon as Bill was out the bed to grab a little more sleep. Now I just stay up (most of the time) in hopes that I’ll be tired enough to sleep better when it is time to go back to bed. Plus I just plain accomplish more during the day if I stay up, even if I’m tired. Well, most of the time I do.
For example, yesterday morning Bill left around 6:30 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. I had pumpkin muffins baking in the oven. By 10:00 a.m. I had two loads of laundry hanging on the clothesline, three rows of crocheting completed, vegetables roasting in the oven, and was looking up the recipe for homemade pizza crust. Homemade calzones were lunch! Yummy!