Good Black Friday to you all? are alot of you going out or been out shopping? I have never done black friday..and probably never will..my little sister usually goes out in this..but she has since found that the internet and shopping are just fine..she gets alot of deals on line and boy can she find them..I need to learn the tricks of her trade.;) well to catch you up..on monday it started snowing..and we thought we would get 1-2 inches at best..well mother nature had other plans in store..she dumped about 5-7 inches on us..but all was well and I decided to do some baking and got a big crock pot of clam chowder going and baked some cinnamon rolls and bisquits for our dinner that night (photos below)..then at 6pm...we lost power..the lights had been flicking all day..and we knew it was just a matter of time...so we got the lantern out..ate dinner and played board games for the night..decided not to pull out the generator till morning...so it was an early night for us..Tuesday we got the old genny out and plugged her in and got the fridge going and watched movies..I pulled out some of our christmas movies and I started watching them..and the photos above are what I worked on while the power was out..I had so much fun doing these..that I can't wait to make more..I need to embroider on the runners above and will show them when they are finished..
I had started the cat one before the power went out..but had to wait to finish it when the power came back on..the other one..I snuck in yesterday in between cooking and cleaning..and I see I have Millies stamp er paw of approval..lol..;)
I need to embroidered something in the center of this one too..
these are the 3 outdoor chillians getting all snug and warm next to the dad man..we knew it was cold when these 3 come in..we burned more wood in 2 days that we would normally burn in 2 weeks..it was flipping cold..we got down to 16 degrees at night..and like 30 something during the day..when the power went out hubby was wiping the snow off and seen a big spark and boom and then it was gone..the power company on their recordings said it was a tree that hit the power lines...you know that is always the case here...if we had underground electricity we wouldn't have these problems..and we are usually the last to get our power back on..
do the babies look comfy and cozy? this had to have been before the power went out..cause I see no power cords all over the house hooking up stuff..
well I decided on monday before the said power outage to do some baking..I wanted to surprise the neighbors with some hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls and bisquits..but they had other ideas..they decided to go grocery shopping and it took them 4 hours or more to go 20 minutes down the road..so they picked theirs up on the way home..
this is how my hot chocolate will look when I package them up for friends and neighbors this year.
rolls before they are frosted..
hot bisquits..they were tasty and came in handy for the next couple of days..had to reheat the soup on the woodstove..I will tell you I was so thankful to have our stove and the generator...and we were prepared and we jotted more stuff down to be even more prepared in the future..cause this kind of thing happens all the time..we have been without power for up to 5 days before..now that gets old really quick..especially the hot water....we don't have gas...so you pretty much lose it within the 2 days..
hubby had taken some early shots of the moon..
you can still barely see the moon in the trees..
so this is how it looked Tuesday morning.;)
just looking at all of those photos gives me a chill..it really was cold..and that woodstove was running all day long..to look outside today..the snow is gone...still a bit cold but nothing like it was..oh and our power came back on wednesday night at 7:13pm..so 49 hours and 13 minutes without power..doing those stitcheries were a god send and so relaxing too...
this is where we found Margy fargy..she is in the stair basket with all of the catnip toys..do you think she was in heaven?
she was in it last night too..that is what you call snug as a bug in a little rug..er basket...;) we had a wonderful thanksgiving yesterday and had lots to be thankful for..number 1 getting our power back.. 2 that we were safe and snug at home..and 3 we shared a great meal with our neighbors..dinner went off without a hitch..I did a traditional turkey, sausage-bacon stuffing, garlic smashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and a pumpkin roll for dessert..and I cleaned house and mopped too.;) the day went quick..I was busy all day..doing laundry and sewing inbetween..you would have thought I would sleep like a log..but these hips don't let me do that..so a nap might be what I do later today..and I don't need to cook tonight..as I have leftovers..thats another thing to be thankful for..plenty of food to eat..I am going to make a turkey pot pie, turkey noodle soup, and turkey sandwiches..;).. Okay I have rattled on enough..I hope you all are still awake to read it.;)..I hope you all have a wonderful weekend..I am hoping to decorate on monday or the weekend..haven't decided..might enlist hubbys help to get the bins out..take care.;)