Thursday, November 05, 2015
Happy Winter Weather Awareness Day
This is also a good time to put together a winter emergency kit for the car-unless you're reading this in the antipodes in which case you need a summer preparedness kit with plenty of suntan lotion and cold beer.
With all the chores out of the way, we went out to enjoy the last few hours of decent weather before the cold front came through (it did, and it is COLD!). I need to stop at the library tonight to pick up some items, and I really don't feel like walking over there in an icy gale. I wish the library delivered! I know, it is only a few blocks...but they're LONG blocks.
We found some fabric that will work nicely with our theme, and they even gave us some large-ish scraps of a fabric we were looking for that will be more than enough for this project, Isn't that nice of them? We sure thought so.
What I did buy were some Christmas napkins, oddly shaped bread pans, and a few brooches. I mean, at .49 cents I couldn't really go wrong. The prices were already good at the store on Maple, but this store is rock-bottom bargains. The proceeds all go to Angel Guardians, so it is for a worthy cause as well.
Late 70's/early 80's polyester dress-Goodwill
Vintage Laura Ashley wool jacket-Goodwill
Vintage West German stranded beads-Hand-Me-Ups
Italian glass earrings-had them for years
Bracelet-Target (I think)
Fragrance-Mademoiselle Guerlain (LPR re-branded for a different market. Basically the same perfume)
Lippy-Revlon Icy Violet over outlast lipstain
Have a fun Bonfire Night if you're in the UK. I'm baking potatoes anyway because it just seems wrong not to, even in Nebraska, and I made parkin last week so it should be perfectly aged by tonight. This is the lull before the non-stop race into the new year begins. By this time next week, the madness will be underway. I'm not complaining-keeping busy is good for my sort of personality because if I didn't have things to do, I'd invent chores... and how many times a year can you change the shelf lining?
I smell the potatoes...gotta go.