Thursday, November 14, 2019

The 5th Season Has Begun!

At the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, Karnival or Fasching (also known as Mardi Gras) begins.  All over Germany, Karnival Prince and Princesses are crowned.   During this "5th season", which lasts until Ash Wednesday, lots of fun events happen.  During these events, some of the "common folk" are honored for their work and participation by receiving special medals, or in German "Orden".  Once having received one, you MUST wear it to every event and activity, or you have to buy the Prinz a bottle of Snaps!  I received this year's Orden quite early in the season, so I have to be sure and keep it with me at all times lest I have to buy lots of bottles of snaps.

Over the course of the years, I have received quite a few of these medals.  They are quite pretty and I have been displaying them on the wall.  I now need a bigger wall.                                                        

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy 94th Birthday Dad!

Today we celebrated my father's 94th birthday!  I baked this big cake....I actually tripled the recipe, making 3 layers in 1/2 sheet cake pans.  It turned out great, as did the celebration!

Here is Dad with my oldest grandson, his oldest great grandson!  He enjoyed the celebration.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

WIP Wednesday 11-6-2019

No pictures, and I can't even tell you what I am working on.  It is a super secret stitching project.  I am making good progress.  In fact, I am more than 1/2 done...….

Friday, November 01, 2019

October Progess, November Goals

October is over, and only two more months left in 2019!  I worked on One Nation a lot, less than two pages left to go!  I also finished 3 small models for Sue Hillis, and started and made good progress on a super secret project.  I won't bore you with a long really hasn't changed!