I hear many of you having the same issue this year - lacking a desire to decorate as much as we used to. How come? Several reasons for me. Partly because of preferring the simple style, partly because of the hassle and work, but I have sadness about current events too. I don't want to mention details but there have been so many horrific infant deaths at the hands of boyfriends, mothers, and fathers. I want to stay off the computer because I cannot handle these disgusting headlines and the pain and suffering these helpless babies endured. I am totally shocked at these hideous acts. Sometimes I just can't let go of thoughts and it seems every day there is another incident.
On a brighter note, Carole is finally improving. Not enough to go to market or shop for gifts by a long shot so I am still busy with her errands. When getting her groceries today, I threw a little hissy fit in the parking lot. I had gifts, returns, her food, my food, water jugs, the back seat was filled so several bags were on the floor in the front. Mark was driving and as he dropped me off, the bags at my feet caught my shoes and spilled out of the car. I kind of tumbled out but didn't fall. Traffic was waiting, items were rolling, receipts blowing away, and I just grabbed the items and THREW them back into the car. The anger increased as most items hit the seat and came back out. I need a car with more room and am looking for someone to assume my lease.
I decorated another tree at Mark's request. I like just lights but he thought it should have ornaments so I did the rusty bells and stars, baskets, and a few Santas. Now I'm finished.
Made the pierogi filling and the little balls are chilling in the fridge. Tomorrow I'll make the dough, fill, and boil them, ready for the freezer. We have three different dough recipes but I prefer the one with sour cream. It pinches easily and stays shut. Silky smooth and stretchy dough.
The weather is beautiful and I worked outside this afternoon. Hope it stays for a few days.
Hope your week is going great.
Thanks for visiting.