Friday, December 14, 2018

GETTING READY FOR THE PARTY

I spent the last six hours working on the party stuff and with the exception of picking up a couple things from the grocery store (which I will be doing as soon as I finish this post), I am done and ready.  I HOPE!

Here are a couple more pictures from the decorations...
The houses were always in my grandma's home and then my mom's home. They look a bit worse for the wear, but I love them.

This is what the fireplace looks like.  No, it doesn't work but I think the landlord would fix it up for us if we are here for another year.  I would love to have a working fireplace.  Especially in my bedroom which is quite cool to be honest.

I can't believe that the week is over already.  It has been a busy one to say the least.  Hope you all got done whatever you wanted to do.

NFL football is on Saturday.  Last night was the last of the Thursday games and it was quite a game right up to the last 4 seconds.

Well, I need to rush to the grocery store and then onto the bus stop for pickup of my child.  Then home and rest.  I am done for the day.  A nightcap and a long leisurely bath sound just right!!!

Have a great weekend...
Talk with you on Monday...
Thanks for visiting...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BUSY & SAD DAY...

Today was a busy day. I made two more centerpieces for the party on Saturday. And, I counted out buttons - 14 bags of them - for the How Many Buttons In The Bag game. AND, I kept track of the amounts in each bag which I labeled.  I also printed out two more Stay Put Scavenger Hunt game and put them in envelopes. 

Next I need to print the program and put together the snowflakes and bookmarks...as well as shop for cups, plates and napkins for the party.  The list never seems to end.  And some of the laminated bookmarks are coming apart so I want to run them through the laminating machine.

Well, as promised here are a few pictures of the house.  I took out the leaves for the the table because we aren't expecting folks for at least a week!!!
The Monk Village is totally back and intact.  I have them in my grandma's old secretary...
From top to bottom: The Bake Shop, The Candy Shop, The Snow Fun Group, Apple Cider Making Group and finally the Orchestra.

And sitting on top of the secretary is my oldest nativity set...
The two middle singers as well as the choir boy on the right were my mom's. I painted the picture in the style of Grandma Moses, one of my favorite painters.

Here's Chip and Dale in their usual spots during the day (because they are tired from all the running around they do at night with the other two cats)...


It was a sad day today.  We lost one of our rescue birds, Lucy. The vet tried to save him (Yes, Lucy was a he.) but to no avail.  We have no idea how old they are and Lucy was active yesterday as usual. This morning he was on the floor of the cage. Linus is doing fine. The vet suggested that we not get another bird for Linus, but I don't know. Have to see how he reacts. Of course, there are two other birds in another cage right next to Linus.

Well, it snowed beginning this morning. Not too much accumulation and it's supposed to warm up and rain this weekend. It has been cold tho and there's a sheet of ice on SnowWhite so I expect that it may be slow going tomorrow morning.

Well, it's off to work on the party some more...
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Talk with you tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HOUSE IS DECORATED...

It's late...well, not normally...you see, I am a night owl. But lately, since I have had to take my son to the bus AND he is working overtime, I need to get up very, very early which means my night owl hours are curtailed.

It's too late to take pictures, but the house is decorated with the exception of a tree which we have still to get thanks to overtime. I will take picture tomorrow.

Unfortunately, my studio is even worse than it was yesterday!!  I was going to deliver the stockings, etc. tomorrow but have decided to wait until next week.  I need to make some room in my studio to work on the party for Saturday. 

We have increased the tables so I need to make two more centerpieces. Remember these...
I need to make two more.  And then print the program and make sure the bookmarks are still in good shape, and count out 14 bags of buttons and attach the crocheted snowflakes to the programs. Hope I have enough...
Or I may have to quickly crochet additional snowflakes. I'm tired thinking of everything I need to do in the next couple of days but at least the house is decorated.

Oh, and I put up some heavy, lined, curtains that completely cover the two doors downstairs. I'll post pictures of them also. My daughter recommended putting them up to help with the cool air even tho there is insulation. Remember this house was built in the late 1700's.

Well, I need to get to bed...
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Talk with you tomorrow...