Good evening Blog friends, is it cold where you are? It sure is here in Western Pa. The weatherman said there is another inch or so coming tomorrow but not 5* like this morning…we will hit a high of 18* Yippie!!! Thank goodness for the woodstove, it’s nice and cozy in here and for that I’m thankful:) I had to drive in this crummy weather this morning to get the girls on the bus and preschool well, after crawling down a steep hill at 15 miles an hour I get to my daughters home and school was cancelled not a two hour delay like it was when I left the house. I was glad because I really don’t like having them in the car with me when it’s bad out.
When I got home today I decided today was the day to take the decorations down Stush helped by taking down the greenery from atop the kitchen cabinets, which I loved BTW, I got everything down, packed away and put in the basement:) Now tomorrow I’ll take down the tree and start cleaning, I did leave out three snowmen, one wasn’t prim enough so I took some brown shoe polish and darkend is chennille fabric. You can’t really tell from this picture but he turned out neat. Here is my mantel with some tea lights lit:)
I’d also like to show you my bargin of 2009…Christmas eve I had to run in K-Mart for Chris and while there I came across these framed pictures on sale for 14.99 marked down half of that, I liked it but didn’t have time to see if I really liked it if you know what I mean,LOL So I figured I could always return it after Christmas and for 8 dollars I took it to the register to pay. When she rang it up it showed a hopping .85 the man behind me said “You can’t beat that” and he was right:) I plan on hanging it tomorrow, it’s a basket on an old piece of furniture with wooden drawers on top .
Michael and Corrie gave me this book that they found in a shop in Annapolis for Christmas called “The American Frugal Housewife” which was first published in Boston 1833. It’s interesting to read… I found out that some things never change then yet again it’s no wonder they didn’t live long all the work they had to do from scratch, no wonder they went to bed early.LOL I know I would have had to have been a saloon girl:)
Isn’t this cute? I was wrapping this for Michael to give to Corrie, he said that when they were in a country store he put this underneath his arm for her and paid for it without her knowing:) He’s made of wool done on a creme fabric but it’s not osenberg I do know that.
Well, ladies I’m tired…I did a routine of lifting weights today I know I won’t be able to get out of bed in the morning:) I have to do something, it’s not going to come off by itself…that’s what I keep telling myself anyway!
Have a cozy evening where ever you are♥