Hey, I got the day right on time! I hope everyone has had a good celebration. We’re taking it pretty low key today. We’ll take down the Christmas decorations and do a good dusting. I’ll have to wash the white glass collection above the stove – it gets very nasty greasy and dusty in the course of the year (and maybe someday I’ll wash everything twice a year, but this isn’t someday!). I have a ham to put in the oven later and I’ll make scalloped potatoes and peas. I even made a breakfast casserole this morning only to discover that someone spilled something greasy in the bottom of the oven and didn’t clean it up – can anyone say “smoke filled house?”
I’m very pleased to say that I have already taken 2 projects completely off of the 2015 sewing/craft list and have 2 more in progress. Those gray Spiderman sleep pants that I couldn’t do for Karra turned out really cute for Kurt and I still had to put red cuffs on the bottom of them!
I set out to make over a filing cabinet that was collecting dust in the basement and after looking at pictures on pinterest I decided to decorate it a little. That decision (and running out of primer) turned it into a cost-something project instead of a completely free with what I have make over. I found a perfect peel and stick laminate on line and went through a lengthy rant against Walmart when I couldn’t get it (I will NOT share said rant because I chose to leave it and the anger behind me in 2014). Yesterday I set out to find a less expensive (than $5.87) alternative. $4 in scrapbook paper later, I have two choices and I’m struggling to decide which paper to use. I also had to buy a protective sealant to put on the finished project, but I’m still very excited. I also found woven bins to put inside the drawers to make it into a cabinet rather than a filing system. And those were 50% off ( a two-for-one deal) and they match a basket I have in the living room to keep my knitting & stitching projects in. I am so excited to share the project with you when it’s done! And since we’ve exceeded our Excede it will be mid month before I can upload pictures anyway and I figure another week or so to get the cabinet finished.
It is Arctic cold here for a few days, but we might actually see some snow on Sunday. We’ll see. I will however welcome the warmer weather on Saturday and the rain that will fill the water troughs for me!
Have a blessed day celebrating today and if you’re a lucky one that has pay TV and can enjoy the Bowl Games, cheer a few for me – ROLL TIDE!!
And That’s What’s Happening on the Hobby Farm.