I should have said "almost" every day of December.
Tuesdays I help out a friend at her office, and yesterday... well yesterday just went to 'Hell In A Hand Basket'. Does anyone say that anymore?
It was all fine in the beginning. The morning started with a DEEP cleaning of our bedroom, then scrubbed the bathroom, sorted out some cupboards in the kitchen, and a took care of a few loads of laundry. I left for town about noonish, just to pick up a few things at the store, and didn't make it home until after 3 o'clock!
Really- what happened? I have NO idea.
I ended up getting some bright idea to stop at a few places for Christmas shopping, which I might add turned into a lose, lose idea.
You know, I'm really just not a public shopper. I'd much rather shop on-line, where no one is breathing down my neck in the isle and trying to shove themselves by me.
Seriously people... come on... we're all in this together. BE NICE! and SMILE.
Oh- and another gripe....
(and before I state this, I love my dogs, cats, and horses very much)
but... the past several times, in both Walmart & Raley's, I have seen people bringing their dogs into the store, putting them in the basket.
I have an medium sized dog, Mini Aussie, is it ok if I bring him into the store with me? Or does the dog have to fit in the basket? Tell me, what is the criteria?
That's it! I'm making him a Service Vest so he can accompany me to the store.
Or how about-I just bring my horse(s) with me to the store next time?
Would anyone mind? After all it is my pet. Oh- and I promise to clean up after it!
Besides, think of the money I would save on gas if I just rode into town on the horse.
As Caveman always says, "Horses need to be fed every day whether you use them or not, as opposed to
the car that doesn't need gas if it's not being used'.
I'm guessing he has a point there.
Alright- enough ranting.
Today.... I'm still crafting items for the craft fair. Therefore, my dinning table looks just the same as the other day, well actually worse. So bad, in fact, that I have to re-organize it before I can even start working again.
It's been raining, for the most part, continuously since Wednesday.
(yes- I wear Capri pants and boots all during the Winter, because then I don't have to worry about getting the bottoms of my pants wet)
When living in the country, words like culvert, drains, ditches, and gravel are very important.
Rain means one thing here, and that is mud and water.
The arena is now a lake, with various chairs lying around that have been blown there by the winds.
The winds were terrible last night.
Gusts upward of 50MPH.
The swing set blew over.
I was dreading going out to the barn this morning as I was worried about my greenhouse,
but it weathered the storm very well.
There it was standing secure, all the panels intact and together.
We had a truck and transfer of gravel delivered a month or so ago, and spread it all around the shop.
Even though it is still flooded, at least you can walk on the gravel and not sink into a mud hole.
This is the back of the shop.
We've been without power twice during this storm, on Friday evening from 4-7 and again this morning from 5-6:30. It's not too bad when the power is out, we still have heat and light from the wood stove.
I can still cook because we have a propane stove, and we are able to have hot and running water.
We have a couple of lanterns and lots of candles.
I need to brave this weather and head into town sometime today, as I need to get some groceries.
For now, I'm just sitting by the fire, enjoying the storm outside.
Last year during the month of November I challenged myself to post each day for the entire month.
I love looking back and remember the mundane daily things that go on in my life.
Because let's face it.... normal routines and mundane tasks are what make up the majority of life. Right?
I've decided to make the same commitment for this month of December.
My house has been a WRECK since Thanksgiving. I haven't put away any of my Fall decor, and to add to the mess I have picked up a few Christmas things here and there. Then to top that off, I started to pull out some of the seasonal decor that I keep stored in the laundry room cupboards.
I call this ThanXmas... being stuck between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I was crafting yesterday and this is the dining table.
Yep- it still looks like this RIGHT NOW this morning.
Pretty sure I won't be cleaning it off because I'll be doing more crafting today.
I am participating in a craft fair December 15th & 16th.
The fair will be downtown at a local coffee chop, Coffee Diem.
Last year I sold 3 aprons there!
This year in addition to some new aprons, I'm making some paper crafts.
I'm a Stampin UP! Demonstrator, so am very well supplied in all sorts of really cool paper crafting stuff.
Here are a few items I made yesterday.
The top 2 are a hanging pocket holder, for a packet of hot chocolate, apple cider, or a gift card.
The 6 bottom ones are matchbook style that have a sticky note pad inside of them.
I know these are terrible pictures, but when I'm ready to make the official "Craft Fair" post I'll be more detailed.
For today this is what my life will more than likely look like. All the girls are over for more crafting. It's raining outside, as it has been for the last few days, and it's gonna be a good day for sure.