Friday, December 1, 2017

One Thing After the Other....

Woke up at 5am and could not get back to sleep.
After the pups and I went out to the barn at 7:30, it was non stop for hours.

 When we finished, I went to Agape right away, as I had to be at
Sara's by 10 to help create flower arrangements for 
the Winter Gala tomorrow night.  It is a fundraiser sponsored
by the college and there are 428 people going!
Even more than last year.
 The shop was beautifully decorated.

 We were directed back to a greenhouse
 that was all set up with everything we needed.
There was even a white board listing how many of what would be needed for each arrangement.
We all had a station with an upside down crate, a bucket of water and good cutters
for trimming the flowers.
We worked on three different arrangements.

They were all creative.
Don't we look like a wedding party?

When we were finished I drove over to the Morgan Manning House
to take photos of the Candlelight Christmas.
Our community really looks forward to this every year as there are so
many beautiful handmade items.

Home around 1:30, ready for lunch.

So tired, I could only keep my eyes open for about 10 minutes of reading.
I did make a superb dinner tho.....
The salad....romaine, apples, grapes, craisins, crumbly blue and walnuts.
Main course....boneless/skinless/organic chicken thighs marinated in a combination of soy sauce and homemade Italian dressing topped with carrots and caramelized onions.
During the last 20 minutes I uncover and add honey mustard.
(I bake covered with another glass pie plate).
The side....mashed potatoes.
Little Wonder and Phoebe had a taste of potatoes/carrots and a bite of chicken.
I always add something to their kibbles at night.  Many times it is peas or they
split a hard boiled egg, or whatever.
Now we are doin' nuthin'.

Night all.


Tomato Thymes said...

Your flower arrangements are stunning. Lis

Grey Horse Matters said...

Everything looks very festive. Beautiful arrangements! Everyone will love them.

Nancy J said...

The floral displays, and the ribbons with peacock feathers, stunningly beautiful. No wonder bedtime was so inviting. Even your dinner is so yummy.]as always.

Ellie's friend from canada said...

Your flower arrangements look great and the carved wooden bird, the carved wood items, quilts are all beautiful. Those hats look beautiful! I'm always hungry after I read your blog. Ann

Val Ewing said...

Oh how gorgeous! I wish I could cook like you! wow.