Good Morning Ladies! Is it cold enough for ya?
Brrrr. when I started this post at 7:30 this morning, it was -8. Glad I'm not a cow! I feel badly for anything that lives outside in this kind of weather.
Today I'm off to the "long town" as my # 3 son used to call it when he was little, meaning it was a long drive. There was short town and long town. Short town was 9 miles away and long town was 48. He was the best little companion I had for shopping when he was little. The only thing that disgruntled him was the fabric section of Wal-mart. (which they hardly even have any more....) He would cry out, "no! no! not the fabric! anyplace but the fabric!" And if I was there with a friend they would know where to find me because they could hear him! LOL
But I wanted to give a shout out about Marie's week two giveaway. You should go visit her blog, Spun by Me and enter her giveaway. She is a way talented crafter.
My daughter made some fun Christmas stocking from recycled wool sweaters that she felted. They are so her. I think they are really fun! Everybody's Soc has their initial on it.
And lastly today is another Christmas story that I love for your Christmas books. It is also out of a magazine, but sadly I lost my original copy, but was able to make another copy from a friends book I had made for her. So here is a copy of a copy for you to copy.....do you copy? LOL
Hopefully you can print this off dark enough to read.....it's kind of light. Sorry about the adds....That's the way I had it in my book......
But it's a sweet little story and worth the reading. It will bring the Christmas spirit into your home just a little more that it was before!
Thank you all for your loving thoughts. Our kids are fine, a little stiff, but fine. The insurance adjuster declared their car totaled, so now they are waiting to see how much money that will involve.
Baby Evie and her parents came home yesterday, so the boys were able to at last see their new baby sister! They all loved her. I have to go have my fair share today! :-)
My goodness, we are beginning week 9 of our gratitude attitude challenge! Are you still with me?
I'm so grateful today for (warm house!) my mom who made Christmas "magical" for us when we were kids! Many many of the traditions she started and we loved, my own children now do in their own homes! I can still remember her hanging the tinsel single strand by single strand on the tree! (it was the heavy foil tinsel that they soooo don't make any more!) We would help her, but after a short while we gave out. LOL She saved this tinsel and used it year after year! I love it, that you can recall the most wonderful memories when you smell smells that are connected with them?
Enjoy your day.