I lit a candle today for my friend.
I send my love and light.
On my desk is a little Christmas Tree
that is decorated with memories.
My daughter made paper garlands for my miniature tree.
She made kite and penguin garlands since
I love them both.
She made tiny traditional paper doll garlands too.
I used an old felted Snowman hat
that was from my childhood for a topper.
My Mother and I made two little milk top ornaments
when I was 4 years old.
I remember making them with her.
I treasure this little tree.
We have begun our Winter Cribbage tourney.
Tomorrow we begin our Christmas cookie baking.
We will be baking glutton free delights!
This week I am studying ginger and the Pine tree.
This photograph has inspired me.
I want to see if I can sprout a pine tree!
I have lots of fresh Pine boughs in my house.
I love the smell.
I also have fresh Holly in vases.
For Winter Solstice I will buy Roses to go with
my Pine and Holly.
As a tea it is used to relieve coughs,
bronchitis and digestive problems.
I never seem to be able to dry enough for winter use.
This week I am learning about salads.
I always make composed salads.
Often I will add apples or oranges to our greens.
I am learning about all sorts of greens.
I like leaves. I like them raw and cooked.
We have chosen Tuesday as our baking day.
Last week we baked a glutton free pumpkin pie.
It was delicious. This week we are planning to bake
glutton free cinnamon rolls. Now that the weather is chilly
having the oven on feels cozy.
We want to become glutton free bread bakers this winter.
I am looking forward to when we start baking glutton free cookies.
I like cookies.
I have begun reading about the Cottonwood Tree.
It is a native tree here on the Tall Grass Prairie.