I am a little early with my Christmas Blog Banner but if I don't do it now while the idea strikes, it won't get done.
November is birthday month in the Sorenson family. Jim starts us off on November 5th. He seems amazed that he is 68 already. I think that it is because past 65, you start looking at 70. Since his actual birthday was full of activities like a bathroom demolition and a dentist appointment, we delayed birthday dinner to Sunday night. He chose the predictable Hana Japan since it works well for everyone including the DGDs.
We have once again embarked on a bathroom remodel. This time it is more of an up-date than a complete do-over like the master bath. We have kept the toilet, tub, and flooring. We are just replacing the cabinet, medicine cabinet and counter-top. As of this writing, it is still a work in progress but it is moving quickly and might actually be done by the end of this week.
I am currently working on a Quilt of Valor quilt that undoubtedly is going to take me longer than I think. I have also used up some fabric stash to make some community quilts for babies/toddlers. The two pictures below are of a scrap quilt that I am making and some trick or treat bags for the DGDs.
Just so I make sure I document it, I am including a picture of myself and my first cousin once removed, Anna Cleavland. She is my dad's first cousin. We caught up with her at the Callaway Family Association Meeting in October at Callaway Gardens. She is about 3 years older than me so she didn't really know her cousin, my dad.
And to finish this post, a lovely fall picture near my living room window. Notice the lovely blooming cactus. That would be a "Christmas" cactus. Guess it doesn't know how to tell time since I took this picture on Halloween.