Sunriver Lodge always hosts a gingerbread house competition over the holidays. Kids from the area make their versions of some gingerbread house interpretation. I always enjoy looking at it and thought you'd enjoy seeing some of their creations to mark the end of the year.
To further put you in the mood for winter and year's end, here was a picture I took yesterday during a walk I took in the afternoon. We have such beautiful scenery and I feel so lucky!
Now for a bit of humor (we have to laugh at ourselves, right??) about my memory and a senior moment: I've been wearing a Fitbit Charge for the past couple of months, replacing my Fitbit Flex. Because I've been up at the cabin and trying to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and (chilly) weather, I've taken lots of walks and my step total has been very high. That's a good thing.
Last night I noticed my Fitbit was not on my wrist and I was positive that it felt off when we were at dinner in Bend. I was very distressed and went this morning first thing to purchase myself a new one. I was ready to set it up on my laptop and went into my sewing area to get the laptop only to find my Fitbit Charge, attaching to my laptop, charging. I had absolutely NO recollection of having plugged it in! NONE!! That's what I call a senior moment! Fortunately my husband is so good natured that he just shrugged it off, saying he does the same thing all the time (which he does).
So, on this last night of 2016, let's be thankful for everything that we have. The good times, and the bad, whether we remember them or not. Our families, near and far, whether we see them a lot or not. Our friends, who by definition will be there for you no matter what and at any time you ask. Let's shed the negatives and look at what we have, rather than what we don't have or did have. Let's let go of the things others may have done to us or things they haven't done that we expected. Life's too short and we have so much to be thankful for. Don't we???
I am so eternally grateful for every one of you and all that you have added to my life through my blog, which is a LOT. I wish you all nothing but happiness, health and lots of time to sew!
Sending you my love from snowy and chilly Sunriver, Oregon!