The shopping place to be today was not at Target, Walmart or some other "box," but at the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Port Wing Town Hall. Sponsored by the Monday Evening Club, the hall was full of arts and crafts vendors, bake sale tables from the First Lutheran Church and 4H, raffles for prizes, and lunch, of course. My favorite stop is the wreath lady. We usually buy two, but I almost missed out this year. Only one little wreath was left when I got there, and I was happy to give it a home!
And...later this afternoon I learned that my name was called for the raffle and I won a nice spruce-scented candle. The season has begun! Don't forget the Lutheran Church lutefisk dinner on Saturday, December 13th. Lutefisk, potatoes, cream sauce and/or melted butter (depending on whether your background is Swedish or Norwegian), lefse...and Swedish meatballs for the lutefisk-phobic! I really like it but I also grew up having it every Christmas.
And speaking of lutefisk, during Older Daughter's phone call home on Thanksgiving, she asked if we could try making lutefisk while she and her husband are here during Christmas. I again will attempt to channel my mother and other relatives who have passed on and see what we can turn out!
It was a pretty bleak scene down at The Lake this morning. The sun tried to shine from time to time, but these pictures are pretty gray.
I'd probably regret it if it ever happened, but I'd love to go out on one of these boats and see what it's like out there "in the middle" of The Lake. What could happen?