December 18, 2014
Good morning. Wowee, have you noticed how quickly time is passing by? Christmas is only one week away! Just six more evenings, and we'll be putting out cocoa and cookies for Santa, and going to sleep early so that Santa will come to our house.
Speaking of Santa, a huge box arrived a couple of days ago with a note from Santa asking me to hold it for Christmas Eve. This will make more room in his sleigh for presents for other kids. The big box has Pogo's present from Santa inside.
Hmmm, how am I going to sneak this into the living room? Pogo doesn't miss anything, and every tiny noise wakes him up during the night. I'll have to work on this.
A few days ago, I bought some nice warm fleecy material, enough for two small blankets. I called a local tailor shop to see how much they would charge me to sew the four edges over on each of the two pieces of material. I almost choked on the price they quoted.
The lady sweetly said "It will cost between $25 and $50 per piece." Are you kidding me? $100 to sew eight short edges? (I've been in the wrong line of work all these years!) These were supposed to be fuzzy blankets for Pogo's new sofa. Oh well, I'll just buy a couple of baby blankets when I go shopping this week.
Later when I feel energetic, I'll get out a needle and some thread and sew the seams on the material by hand. When I was young, I used to sew all my clothes by hand until I could afford a sewing machine. Or maybe I'll use this as a reason to pick up a new sewing machine. We'll see.
I was going to take photos of our new heated birdie water bowl but it still needs a bit of work. It isn't level, so Joe will have to see what he can do to level it. Meanwhile, I took a photo of the box that it came in.
I have another interesting photo to share that I took the last time Pogo and I went to the park. I just thought that the shapes were interesting against the sky.
Later today I must finish wrapping the last of the Christmas gifts and get them ready to deliver. There's really not a lot left to do. The bulk of the work will be in the picking up and putting away of all the wrapping materials.
Well that's all the news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.