WooHoo! It’s my Blogaversary! Well, it was actually yesterday….hmm, since it’s past midnight, I guess it was actually two days ago on the 29th. I meant to post yesterday, but there’s been lots of busywork around here. It’s nice to have time off of work to be able to catch up on some of the things that need to be done around the house. We were lucky this morning and managed to check off a big to-do without even trying. Some young men from Colorado knocked on the door and offered to trim our poor broken paper bark birch tree that was damaged in the ice storm last week. Here’s the before and during shots:
I didn’t think that poor tree would look normal again, as two big branches had been snapped off. I think the tree trimmers did a great job. They have a company in Denver but they said, in the wintertime, business dries up in Denver so they spend the season chasing ice storms. We’d been talking about having that tree trimmed for the last year or two, so we felt like we got a two-for-one job.
After the tree-trimming, I spent the afternoon with TheManoftheHouse helping him to clean his office at work. It was FIL-thy! I think his paper hoarding could rival the fabric hoarding in my sewing room. All the dust gave me a headache, but I’m glad that nasty job is over too.
When we returned from work, we tried a new recipe that TheManoftheHouse picked up a few weeks ago from a sample table at Sam’s Club. Cranberry Turkey Crescent Pinwheels.
They’re a great way to use up Thanksgiving/Christmas leftovers and we really liked them. Just take a can of Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Rolls, unroll the dough, and separate into rectangles (two triangles together). Press the seam together to make a uniform rectangle. You’ll have four rectangles. Spread about 2 tbsp. of cream cheese on each rectangle. Cover cream cheese with some thinly sliced turkey and then spread some cranberry sauce on top of the turkey. (The original recipe called for dried cranberries, so if you don’t have leftover fresh cranberry sauce, you could use those.) Roll up the rectangle from a short side and press the seam to seal. Cut each roll into 5 or 6 slices and place cut side down on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve Warm. TheManoftheHouse gets tired of all of our usual leftover suspects, but he really enjoyed these!
Now for the blogaversary. Can you believe it’s been TWO years??? I can hardly believe it! This last year has been really amazing for me blog-wise, and it goes without saying that the absolute highlight was making the trip to Scotland and cat-sitting for Isabelle. Meeting the fabulous Life family was so exciting and it would never have happened without our blogs. Like I mentioned to Isabelle the other day, every time I read her blog it’s like a gift that reminds me of our wonderful trip.
I’ve also had the fun of meeting Cami, Melly, Lucy, Gail, Abi, Sharon and Carol. (And I certainly hope I didn’t forget anyone!) All such clever, creative women. And then there are all of you, my imaginary friends. I’m terribly addicted to all of your blogs and everything that I learn from them. There’s so much inspiration out there it’s just mind-boggling.
Thank you, thank you for all the time you take to visit my little blog and leave me such nice and thoughtful comments. I can’t imagine blogging without the two-way conversation that comments provide. Now, if you’ve been here for at least a year, you know that a blogaversary means a bunny giveaway. If you’re interested in a chance to win Mr. Cupcake Bunny Pincushion, just leave a comment by, oh, let’s say, midnight (ThimbleannaLand time), Wednesday, January 7th and I’ll draw a winner on Thursday, January 8th.
In the meantime, my very best wishes to you for a Very Happy, Safe, and Healthy New Year!!!