Mr. Moose-Tree got a fab Winter makeover complete with snowflakes, poinsettia, and a snowman. The owl over my shoulder got a Santa Cap. Why buy new decorations when you can simply change their wardrobe?
At the post today, the clerk asked if I needed, "Christmas stamps" but Danny heard it as, "Christmas cash."
"You're giving out free money?! I LOVE the post office!"
It got a good laugh from everyone in line, but he was disappointed to discover they weren't handing out cash.
I wore my fuchsia coat for the first time today. This sucker is WARM! I must have pulled it on and off half a dozen times going from freezing to sweltering. I'm glad to have something heavy, but I might have jumped the gun wearing it today-this is the sort of thing you wear in the dead of February. As though the Universe was reading my mind, I found a 1940's swing coat at Hand-Me-Ups today. It is lighter weight, so that will be my early winter coat.
I didn't buy this massive paper maiche head. I thought about it (they were even willing to cut me a deal just to get rid of it) but I resisted, much to Danny's relief. I might have threatened to house it in his bedroom.
1970's Lurex skirt (pre-'76 by the Union label)-Fairytale Costumes
Vintage glass bead necklace-An antique store in Massachusetts years ago
Mexican silver bracelet-Goodwill
Brooch-Sequels thrift store
Porcelain tree brooch on coat-Hand-Me-Ups
In an effort to get everything out of the way before the oral surgery tomorrow, I went grocery shopping, stopped at Hobby Lobby for candy and cookie boxes, and bought fabric paint and a black long sleeved tee shirt to make Danny a shirt for Christmas. Each Sunday, he stops at Bronco's Burgers to play the old Centipede arcade game. He's good enough now that he can play a long time without feeding the machine much money. I thought he needed a shirt with the Centipede/Atari logo on a black background like the screen. I bought some neon fabric paint that should look good against the dark shirt. On the back, I'm going to write, "Worm Hunter". I can't wait to see the look on people's faces as they pass by him hunched over the game. That ought to be good for a few laughs. Some people go to church on Sunday...we play Centipede at the church of Bronco Burgers. Hallelujah!
I'll bet Patti Smith could get free money at the post.