December 1, 2017
Good morning. It's 1:42 a.m. and I'm still up. I should mention though, that I had a nap earlier. I was watching a program on TV and fell asleep. So it's no surprise that I am awake now. I just finished up washing the supper dishes. Yup, I left them in the sink before I fell asleep.
Today is my daughter Audrey's birthday. The little girl who did not like to get her hands dirty has grown into quite an amazing woman. Her hobbies have run the gamut from collecting dragons, to crocheting, to cooking, to taxidermy and to being an awesome grandmother. Audrey, Happy Birthday, and may all your dreams keep coming true. I wish you much happiness and sunshine. I love you.
Today is also the first day of December, so here's the December page from my calendar.
Well, yesterday (Thursday) I did finally get started on my wrapping. I confess, I started with all the easy packages first. Once they were done, I tried to get dwarf Helen to wrap some of the rest for me. Alas, she was not feeling well and doesn't like to wrap either. So back to my wrapping. Daughter Deanne called and said that she will come by today and help me with some of my wrapping. Yeahhhh!!!
I set aside a couple bags of gift for Deanne to wrap, and while she is doing that, I'll wrap a few gifts myself. It's always more fun when you have a helper. Next year, I'll try to take my own advice and wrap things as I buy or make them. Well, at least I'll try.
There's an ad on TV that has me wondering if my hearing is completely off, or if the ad makers don't always do all their fact checking before airing new ads. This ad shows a woman climbing up a huge mountain of stale cigarette butts. The man speaking says that the woman has smoked more than twelve thousand packs over a period of fifteen years.
Is this possible? Do the math. There are 780 weeks in fifteen years. If she smoked sixteen packs of cigarettes a week, it would come out to a total of 12,480 packs in fifteen years. Who in God's creation smokes sixteen packs of cigarettes a week??? I say if you are going to send a message to the public, at least have your facts checked. Now of course I could have made mistakes in my math. You check it. If I'm wrong, let me know. (either way you look at it, that's an awful lot of butts!)
I went into my photo archives and picked two photos from five years ago today. On December 1, 2012, it was snowing. I took these photos in my yard that day.
Today I'll mail off my renewal for the National Geographic magazine. I got a great deal in the mail and I couldn't pass it up. Just $15 for one year. Wowsie!! I enjoy the magazine, so of course I'm taking advantage of this great deal.
Now I think I'll make a cup of hot apple cider before going to bed. Just thinking of that apple cider is making my tummy dance with joy. It is soooo delicious! Well, that's it for today. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.