Geez this was a crazy week! I got hit with the I-am-WonderWoman-hear-me-roar-cleaning-and-organizing-crazy-lady syndrome. When those moments hit which, generally are far and few between kind of moments for me, I just have to go with them. So, I started from the bottom and worked my way to the ceiling in my kitchen cleaning and organizing. When I got to the last wall cabinet a vicious jar of salsa jumped out and attacked my toe and broke it. So, that abruptly ended that crazy lady moment for me.
Yup, my foot is in there somewhere among the dish towels and ice pack!
Then my brother was admitted in the hospital for a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic he was taking so, I have been spending many hours in the hospital with him.
This is an angel display as you walk into the hospital.
Tomorrow I leave with my mom for our annual Girls Shopping Weekend. We get together in the middle of the state with my cousins and aunt and just shop, gab and eat while staying in a hotel. We have been doing this every December for over 15 years now. Fortunately we do a lot more gabbing, catching up, laughing and eating than shopping these days so, my broken toe shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Just lousy timing.
And just one more quick announcement….
Happy Birthday Sherry!
Okay, last week I showed you are Christmas tree that we cut down from the cabin. Years ago Troy built a tree stand and a box for the tree stand. The box does double duty. It not only stores the tree stand but, it elevates our tree so there is space under it to keep Christmas presents. We don’t have a big living room so space is an issue.
Now, it ain’t pretty but, it does the job.
See that little log inside?
That was part of our Christmas tree from last year. As a tradition, at the end of the season when we take down our tree, Troy cuts off part of the tree and puts it in the box. Then the next Christmas he drills some holes to hold candles in last years tree truck log and this is our “Yule log” for this Christmas. I will use it as a centerpiece on our dining room table.
Every year I hide the box with different tree skirts….well, different tablecloths. This year I am going to do something different. I am going to use burlap.
The burlap just feels more natural and since that seems to be my theme this year, it should work out nicely.
And the best part? The burlap was free! A good friend of ours that we met through the Farmers Markets just recently gave us a whole bolt of extra wide burlap that he no longer needed. Were talking almost 40 feet of burlap! Plus he gave us another darker brown piece to use (about 20 feet long). So, I now have lots of burlap.
Not only will I be using this around the base of the tree but, I have a few other ideas for some decorating with this burlap!
Okay, on with the thriftiness!