Phew, it has been a long, but fun day at Karla's party. Lots and lots of homes to admire and I had a lot of new visitors here to entertain. I hope they all enjoyed themselves and will come back often.
I took new kitty to the vet's today and what a good girl she was. No yowling in the car and quite cooperative with the vet. Seems she is probably 7 or 8 years old and NOT pregnant. Just another post-menopausal female to keep me company, about time I say!! Not sure why she is so "bloated", but I gave her some worming medicine and will take her back in a couple of weeks for the feline HIV and leukemia blood work. She was not THAT cooperative that the blood could be drawn today. The vet didn't have a tech today and try as I might to be helpful, I wasn't well enough trained to help. Bob has named her Sophie (did she have a choice??).
I got my mercury glass acorns today and hung them from my chandelier. It is not a curvy fixture, so I'm still not happy, but will try some greens to soften it a bit. The pine cone garland is quite glittery; more than I had anticipated. That is hung on the fireplace, but doesn't show up real well against the ugly brick. I've been tempted to paint that brick for 16 years, but just haven't done it. There are too many painting projects around the house without adding that one.
We are supposed to get snow starting in the afternoon with 6"-10" inches anticipated thru the early evening. It will certainly be pretty, but makes for a nasty commute for those who must be out and about, like Bob. I think I will make a quick trip to TJMaxx/Homegoods early and then come home and cook. I always cook when it snows and usually feel compelled to make bread. Must be some take on the "make hay while the sun shines" proverb.
In other news, Tracey at A Cottage Industry is hosting a virtual House Tour next Wednesday, so I guess I will have to keep the house picked up and clean until those guests have toured. Must keep those tins filled with cookies and goodies too. Tracey has the most fabulous house and the most creative ideas and is so energetic and fun. I know you will enjoy the tour.