It's just about Thursday again and time to share our likes for the past week. Thanks to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for gathering us together every week to find and celebrate the positive.
I really like our "I Like" community! I especially like it when blogging friends recommend books and I can find them in my library. Last week, Roseanne at Homesewn By Us said she'd been reading a book by James Patterson, one of his Michael Bennett series. I really like James Patterson, but had never read any of that series, so I went to the library and checked a couple out! Thanks, Roseanne, I've been enjoying these books!
I liked our wintery backyard on Christmas Eve.
The temperature fell (from 65 on Dec 20) to the 20s and we got some snow, but it doesn't bother our backyard animals at all! The birds and squirrels have been very busy at the "All You Can Eat Buffet!"
Some little critter was out early in our front yard, too - maybe a rabbit?
I like going to the movies! My mom was here for a couple days, so she and my sister and I went to see "The Greatest Showman."
I would recommend this one, especially if you like a musical, because I enjoyed the music so much! Also, it's a good story - about P.T. Barnum and how he started his circus. (Although, in reading about his real life story afterwards, I'm not sure he was as nice and definitely was not as handsome as Hugh Jackman portrayed him in the movie!) But I did like the message of appreciating our human diversity and celebrating all the different kinds of talents we all have.
A local quilty friend who is very talented and creative in many ways gave us a bottle of the wine she and her husband make, and I liked it! :) She even creates her own labels and prints them - this one is called "Santa's Shiraz."
I also liked trying one more new treat for Christmas!
These are a copycat of the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies - and only three ingredients! Ritz Crackers, dark chocolate chips, and a tiny bit of peppermint flavoring. A little messy to make, but so yummy! There are lots of recipes for this type of thing out there, so I read them and then did my own thing! Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, add 1/4 tsp of peppermint, and then dip the crackers in and cool on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on it. I've been storing them in the fridge so the chocolate doesn't get melty.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying this week in between, before 2018 begins!