December 8, 2012
Good morning and welcome to my soggy little patch of New England. You guessed! It's raining. This week, the weatherman is promising us four rainy days out of seven. Well, I guess that's okay. I went by a nearby reservoir, and the water level was down a bit.
I went through the "drive through" window at the bank yesterday, and put smiles on at least four people with my "Rudolph" car. That makes the whole idea of the car costume worthwhile. It's always good to make people smile.
I'm not getting on a bandbox this morning, but oh boy, what a sticker shock I got at the post office. Costs for mailing packages have increased 50 to 100 percent since last year's holiday mailings. I know it's expensive and I plan for it, but wow! Such a big increase! The clerk did tell me to try to keep package weights under three pounds, and it would be much cheaper to ship. Hmmm, food for next year's thought.
BUT, I feel so much better now that most everything has gone. I have one box left to mail, but not until next week. And, I have one gift left to buy. That too, can wait till this upcoming week. I have a couple of fruit baskets to make, but I like to do them very close to Christmas.
I moved things around a bit here, and got my table in place, ready for the Christmas tree. So, depending on my schedule and how tired I am, the tree will go up today or tomorrow. Now it's time to get busy working on next Christmas!
Today's photos are ones that I took a week or so ago when we had the snow. I know some of you are hoping for snow, so these are for you.
My little munchkin, Pogo, loves curling up in fuzzy fleecy blankets. I got him a blue plaid fleecy throw, and he immediately rumpled it all up and crawled into it for a nice little nap. Here's my little guy enjoying his new blanket.
Now it's time for me to put on another cup of coffee and maybe think about running the vacuum around a bit. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.