Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Morning Staff Meeting

This just might become a permanent element of "At Home.....". The Monday morning staff meeting allows me to catch up on a few things and alert you to some upcoming events. Don't forget we're going to be building gingerbread houses shortly after Thanksgiving.

First on the agenda is a heads-up for my local readers. My application has been accepted to participate in Marklund Home's first annual Holiday Craft Sale. Here's the info:

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE

Saturday, December 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Marklund Hyde Center
1 South 450 Wyatt Drive
Geneva, Illinois

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you face-to-face. I'll be bringing my aprons, ornaments, table runners and more. Shortly following the craft fair I'll be holding another Farmer's Wife Market here online.

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Unfortunately, my acceptance into this craft fair means that I can't travel out to the Christmas House Walk out in Forreston, Illinois. Lori's home will be featured on the walk and she's busy decorating the house and that porch! If you remember I won her contest and was gifted with some fabulous things including the Corn Bag. It's more addictive than crack cocaine!

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Weather Report - It's 33 degrees and snowing here in northern Illinois. It not enough snow to fire up the snowblower but enough to freshen the landscape.

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According to Sitemeter, this morning I have readers online from Los Angeles, Oklahoma, Maryland, Georgia, Malaysia, India, Austria and more. Since people in farming communities spend an inordinate amount of time discussing the weather, I'd love to hear what's going on in your corner of the world weatherwise.

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Thanks for visiting with me today. I promise to do some fun things this week.

Meeting adjourned.

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UPDATE: Have you ever been on a duck hunt? The Bayou Woman went out into the wetlands with a duck blind attached to her boat. Who knew there was such a thing? Her pictures are magical.

25 comments:

Lena . . . said...

Northern Minnesota - 33 degrees at 8 a.m. with sunshine and NO SNOW on the ground. That's unusual for this time of year. It would be so wonderful if we could have an open winter and not deal with all that pushing and shoving and blowing of snow, along with the hurricane force winds we get here on the prairie in the wintertime. I think I need to move south on a permanent basis!!

Jeanette said...

Reporting in from Fort Worth. It's 49 degrees and we have a very brisk wind this morning. A cold front is coming through. Beautiful and sunny out. The staff here is headed out to the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Texan today and lunch at Brio! The ICE exhibit is held at a constant 9 degrees and it's snowing in there!

Louise said...

Albuquerque. 32 degrees. (Not much warmer in the house.) Not a cloud in the sky. High of 57. This resident is a little distressed that there are no clouds and it's only going to get to 57. The house will NOT warm up today under those conditions!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Brisk, windy, 19°F, and we're off to shop. I'm very interested in your table runners. Want to do a tutorial on that? I told folks to be on the lookout for the gingerbread tutorial in my Christmas Fair post.

Enjoy the day!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wrong. John tells me 10°! Ackkk, I didn't need to know that! :D

Jill said...

80 degrees - and still humid... I can tell from the frizzy curl in my hair!

I'm going to California in 2 weeks and my folks told me I'll need a jacket. It's only in the 60's, but to us I"m sure it'll be freezing!

chocolatechic said...

35ยบ and rain here in Pothole, Ohio.

Sand Flat Farm said...

East Texas, 65 degrees right now and humid (as usual). We're 'spose to have that cool front come through later today. I turned the A/C on yesterday at home and during the night. The house was so humid and stuffy and our allergies are acting up. We need a good hard freeze to get rid of some of the crud that is floating around in the air. Happy Thanksgiving!

Heidi said...

Western Wisconsin - 31 at 9:30 and a dusting of snow - not to mention deer hunting in FULL SWING!!! so you can see the snow for the blaze orange!!!

Mrs Parks said...

Well congratulations on the crafty side of things, but does this mean no outings for awhile?
Thats ok, I can wait.
Maybe a nice drive in the snow after Thanksgiving...

50 and foggy here in Beavercreek Oregon this morning, but should be clearing up for a nice day.

Pieceful Afternoon said...

They say it is 35 in Northwester WA this morning - but the frost is still very heavy on the lawns and roof tops - and my fingers are cold as I type this (no I am not typing outdoors). Going for a high of 51 today - rain tomorrow - and Thursday and Friday - partly sunny (we call it sunbreaks here) the rest of the week with highs around 50 and lows around 35 - a bit warmer than most Novembers but we are not complaining one bit.

Anonymous said...

greetings from oakdale (cowboy capitol of the world!) calif.... only about 50 but FOGGY which brings a wet chill. parked in front of the fire.
bv

Ang. said...

It is 37 degrees with a very brisk wind from the northwest here in west central Illinois. Despite the fact that it is supposed to be 48 and sunny today I don't think it will be a nice day.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Good Morning. Sorry I was late for the meeting. I had to chase the dog, I slept in, the toast burnt and well...you really don't care about excuses I'm sure..but know I promise to be on time next Monday and every day this week. It is cold and snowy. Nature has created it's own snow swags on my front porch. Very odd indeed. I also wanted to let you know that your blog inspires me every day. Thank you my friend. Have a great day!

farmwife said...

22 degrees, frosty and sunny here on the prairie in Idaho.

No snow for us either other than a trace. VERY unusual. I'd love to have a snow free winter too, but the hay wouldn't like it much come summer.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Roanoke, VA... it's about 12:30 in the afternoon.... 35 degrees and rain in the forecast. I could use a little sunshine today, or snow... anything to make the gray outside my windows go away. At least I could take pictures of the snow for my blog.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Good Morning from Atlanta, GA
It's 40 degrees today. Not bad except for Atlanta it is. Wish it would snow. The whole state closes down when we get 1/8 of an inch and I like that. I have lived here 35 years and it's only snowed 6 times. Bah Humbug. MORE SNOW please. Hey does anyone in blogland know where I can get some venison? I don't think they have deer in Atlanta. I would be willing to pay! you can contact me at lilahuggins@gmail.com Really, I'm serious!
Have a nice snowy day Farmers Wife (sniff sniff) (those are tears o envy.)

Miss Lila in Atlanta

American in Norway said...

It has been hovering around 30 all day here in Norway... even got a few flurries & of course I started whining... I am not ready for the snow yet! But sounds worse in Illinois. Your picture almost makes it seem worth it! Stay warm!

Ruta M. said...

Windy Devon (UK) - I've just had to go upstairs to look at a wall thermometer to convert C to F. Today was 6C/42F but the icy wind blowing down from Siberia made it feel like 2C/32F.I think they've had some snow in Scotland and maybe in eastern areas but here in the southwest we are usually wetter and warmer in the winter, much to my sons' disgust.

bj said...

West Texas, mid 60's, no wind, very nice...hope it holds. I don't do snow very well...

Stubblejumpers Cafe said...

What? Sitemeter even tells you where your readers are? Wow! I didn't realize. Perhaps that's a service one has to pay for, over and above the freebie? I must check. Thanks for the heads up, Suzanne. - Kate

LDF said...

2 degrees C ... oh, wait ... that's 35 degrees F up here in northwestern Canada (eh). Wind blowing at 11 mph, so it FEELS LIKE 28 degrees F. 87% humidity and thus "wild child" hair today. Mixed rain and snow, and I forgot my gloves this morning!

Mogsie said...

I am late as usual...today was a typical Monday in so many aspects.

It is right at freezing, with some high clouds ~ and very nearly time for bed in North Central Washington.

:) when it is like this outside, the Christmas lights seem to shine a bit brighter ~ they look like stars that got somehow got caught on my fence.

Mamahut said...

Hey there, it was 50 here in Western Colorado today. NO snow, no rain...it's not looking good up till now. However, we are expecting snow on Thanksgiving.

I can't wait until we make gingerbread houses!

EMBELLISHER said...

Its 20 degrees centigrade (that should be 68 Farenheit) here in Bangalore, India - Tuesday 25th November.Its hazy but beautiful weather for hot tea.