Boy does the week go by quickly. I just remember as a kid the days seemed to last forever, summer seemed to never end and it took forever for Christmas to get here once we went back to school.
Now you turn around it is done!
This morning I have been outside twice so far, and all creatures great and small have been fed. It seems something has gone and died under the deck (where greenhouse sits) - YUCK! +There is no access to get to it and it is starting to smell - oh boy! I actually sprayed a little natural mint flea spray in the greenhouse to ward of the smell wafting in there. I even put an air freshener in there - LOL. I changed the batteries in the little light (headlamp attached to wall) in the greenhouse. It is dark when I go out to feed now in the mornings. I have laundry on. I have changed the bed linens. Had my morning drink and watched the local news. Got some meat out to thaw for dinner. Opened a couple windows - it is nice and cool this morning.
I have been pondering Christmas! I know there will be goody bags, There will be some gift cards & cash - but there are just some I am unsure of. I have 3 nephews, all 20+ (not married). I usually get a gas GC for each (about $15) - but that doesn't seem to be very exciting. Heck one of these young men makes more money in a year than the rest of the family put together!!! Seriously!! He is tech guy, and creates and sells computer games. There sure is great money in that! I know none of them expect a thing - but Auntie has always done something. IDEAS?
I am thinking of making 3 little girls napping quilts. They get everything and they are so little, that they really don't understand!
UGGG - just my head swirling with ideas.
I look out the back window and she is jumping over the gate fence. Now she has come from the porch out front, down the drive, jumped up on the table and then over the fence - WITH a bird in her mouth! She trots down the sidewalk and goes to the greenhouse to show Momma! Both come out, Momma following closely and starts back up the walk. Fluff is looking for a spot to hide her "toy". Blackie looks up and goes back to sleep - could care less!
Momma wants to see again - so Fluff places the bird on the walk in front of Mom - and off it flies like a bat our of hell!!!!! Yes, it was alive and well.
You should have seen the look on their faces. Total surprise - as if to say "what they heck just happened?
Fluffy is the birder - Momma gets involved once in a while and Blackie - not interested.
The antics never stop!
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
I got this email from my bank this week. If you have coins - USE THEM or deposit them. Seems people are not using, and that is creating a 'shortage' to speak of change again! So many places have been discouraging using cash (don't get me started as to why) and asking for debit cards and CC. I have never in my life used a debit card (I know) and seldom use CC's any more. Every since they started advocating no cash - I have gone out of my way to use cash! YES, I am a little rebel!!!!!! I do not want to be in a cashless society.
So do your part and get those coins in circulation!!!
I have been diving head first into the deep dark corners of the pantry and the unchartered paths of the freezer this past couple weeks. I am trying to find things that REALLY in need of being used up. I know holiday sales will be happening soon - and well this girl just needs to use up older stuff. It has meant getting a little more creative - but it is kind of fun. You know I am NOT a date driven person - and I have found some older supplies that have gotten forgotten until now.
If you are curious as to any of the ideas I have come up with or older things used - let me know.
I don't want to bore with another 'use it up' or 'using my pantry' post (everyone is doing them) unless people are interested.
Well kiddos I am off. Need to get laundry out of the washer and hung and then wash bedding. Need to do some more de-cluttering and MAYBE cut grass when the dew dries (that remains to be seen!). Check the garden and sweep the porch. Nothing exciting at all.
If you have any thoughts of gifts or want to know more about pantry uses - give me a shout out!