So what's been going on?
Eh, a little bit of everything it seems.
Busy time of year at work with overtime available so I've been taking advantage of that when I can.
Christmas is coming and there are bills to pay after all.
Up until Friday night we had been enjoying the mildest November on record for weather.
We had booming thunderstorms and pouring rain off and on throughout the day with a high temp in the mid 60's. Even felt a bit humid until the cold front moved in and the wind started howling as the temperatures dropped.
Yesterday was freaking freezing!
With the wind and cold temps the real feel temp was 14*!
We had a few flurries from the storm system that moved through the upper mid-west, but Chyann in St Cloud had almost six inches of the wet heavy stuff.
Other areas of MN got over a foot of snow.
Fall concerts and Veterans programs.
Did I mention Caden got his braces put back on?
Phase 2 has begun and WOW his teeth are on the move.
He will have a gorgeous strong jaw line when this is over.
Totally worth it.
He has decided not to wrestle this year.
Which we support.
He was worried about disappointing the coaches and other wrestlers, but it's his decision to make.
He has other interests that conflict with the schedule and the opportunities there outweigh trying to shoehorn wrestling into the equation with the ever looming possibility of an injury wrestling. Just not worth it.
Yesterday was the start of the gun deer season around here.
Never heard a shot all day, maybe too windy for the hunters I don't know.
This morning though, no wind and I started hearing gun shots at the crack of dawn.
Course that bone head Scotch was out in the back yard this AM too. Don't know where he snuck through the fence at either so he could slip out again.
I can't imagine a hunter would mistake him for a deer, but you never know.
We got hay last week the first time since last April.
I was thrilled to find the price had not gone up, still 40 bucks for a 1000lb bale.
The big kids came home last weekend and we enjoyed an early Thanksgiving together.
I made a turkey and a ham plus numerous side dishes which made for a good amount of leftovers that they were both able to take back to school.
New ham recipe this year. Take your bone in spiral sliced ham, put it in an oval crock pot add 2 cups brown sugar and a can of pineapple chunks. Cook for about six hours. Delicious! Freed up the oven to cook the Turkey and sides. I put a Cajun rub on the turkey and that was good too.
The kids are doing well at school and in life. Sure makes us proud.
We've had some incredible sunsets this month.