20 November 2012

Tuesday Morn + More

The storm has passed (with hurricane force winds on the coast)
and today the weather is expected to be a bit calmer
although still rainy and windy at times.
I still cannot upload to Blogger even when I reduce the photo size
so I hope you won't mind if I post a few photo favorites of mine...
 Our family room flooring is done (except for the finish moulding) and for the most part I am very happy with it! We now have laminate in the kitchen, dining room and family room...this weekend we will do the living room and hallway. I am SO excited to get rid of our wall to wall blue carpet as it had become so worn, stained and smelly! We are moving away from a mainly blue color palette to a more earth toned one.
Our dogs, however, are not too happy with the floor and the other day the biggest one jumping down from the sofa slid quite a few feet, probably adding to this feeling (I felt bad as he is nearly blind and it must have been very scary for him). Since then we have added a area rug and I may add another one.
Recently we harvested some of our kiwi (fuzzy) and apples too.
 I'm hoping that later today I will feel well enough to process them and the ice apples I bought a week ago when we were out and about...
I am SO tired of feeling sick and having pain:(
Thanksgiving will be quiet here --just the DH and I since my oldest moved south.
We will be having turkey (of course),
cranberry streusel sweet potatoes,
haricots verts
(links below on both of these veggie side dishes),
and more.
Before he left we did a Foodie Run in Portland and as soon as I can get them posted I will.
It is always fun to explore new places with him and I will miss that (but mostly I miss him).
 The other day a huge Blue Heron flew over our land--
it was amazing! We also saw some Canadian geese.
I will be happy when the weather improves a bit so we can
visit a National Wildlife Refuge and the Jewel Elk Preserve !
Time to get some breakfast...but first 2 Scandinavian Christmas crafts links I liked :)
From Sweden:
This is a 4 part series on how to make a julbock for outdoors Christmas decorating. Many beautiful photos of Sweden on this blog also.
From Norway:
A "how to" on making Norwegian heart baskets from felt. I have always liked the woven baskets made out of paper but I love these! This blog also has a large amount of posts on Nordic Christmas traditions-including recipes.
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Thanksgiving Links:
Cranberry Streusel Sweet Potatoes
Hericots Verts
How have you been?
Clackamette Park, Oregon City
Wine Country area
SE Portland
(love Portland's public art!)
Independence, Oregon
More Wine Country


by Teresa said...

Loved seeing the wildlife and countryside photos. Hope you feel better soon. We have laminate in our dining room, kitchen, family room and down the hall. I'd have solid surface floors everywhere if I could. I'm so not into carpet with all the dust mites and such.

*H*A*P*P*Y* *T*H*A*N*K*S*G*I*V*I*N*G*!*!*

Teresa :-)

aimee said...

Glad you enjoyed my photographic
"reruns" :)
I definitely love the new laminate; my DH agrees with the dog's view so far...I am hoping that area rugs with the laminate will help ease his "pain".
Have a great Thanksgiving!
PS: I hope I feel better soon too! Having worked with doctors for years I try to avoid time in hospitals and clinics as much as is possible:)

Grayseasailor said...

So sorry you are not feeling well, Aimee.
We have laminate floor in most of the house and are so grateful for it! The carpeted area is so hard to keep clean!!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Aimee...I am praying you will be well soon!
xx from Gracie

aimee said...

Thank you so much for your prayers! I am very, very tired of not feeling well and the pain:(
Totally agree with you about carpet being hard to keep clean and am looking forward to having it in very limited areas:)
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

aimee said...

Thank you for your comment. I have chosen not to publish it for several reasons, but mainly because of the inclusion of two sp*m links.
I am sorry that you have interpreted my words as something other then what I meant them to be, but such is life and I won't try to convince you otherwise.
Wishing you well,

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