Good afternoon. What’s for lunch today? I’m starting off with three, Hershey’s kisses right now as the pan of Canola heats up to fry tofu. I was at Target yesterday and it had a 3 for $9 deal on the candy. I try to keep this candy jar filled in honor my Auntie J; it was one of the last things she had given us before we lost her (eight years ago).
I thought I had a sewing FO to show off today but when I checked the memory card, alas, there weren’t pictures of it on there. I guess I had forgotten to snap one and it was gifted yesterday. But I did ask the mama of the teenager to take one when she had the time.
So I thought I’d just check in with some chit-chat. I haven’t really been knitting and ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make:
I totally bombed on my NAKNISWEMO sweater which means the yarn wasn’t even wound up. I just had no time as other tasks and projects took priority.
I feel bad about not blogging lately. I mean to but forget to. I need work on a BuJo page for my blog. Speaking of BuJo, I treated myself to some pens just for it:
- We have a shared pouch of ultra fine Sharpies in this house, pens my girls were always rough on. I decided I wanted my own set.
- I have a small set of Paper Mate Flairs and love the tips and colors. I got this pack of 24 at a good price on Prime.
- These Paper Mate Gel Pens were recommended by a fellow bullet journaler who had attended the same workshop as I did. I’ve used a few to make out a list and boy does the ink roll out easily.
I think what I need next is some fine tip markers. I dislike wasting ink to color in shapes.
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, the husband went to Walmart and picked us up a new, artificial tree; it’s 7.5′ and was only $99.99.
Last week the girls hung the ornaments and put out the Christmas decor. I love the organic feel of our decorations as many are handmade (from L to R):
Oornaments from a craft set one of my mom’s former co-workers gave the girls in 2010
- Cross stitch ones my Oahu aunty had stitched up and that were converted into ornaments by my mom
- Ornaments made from a felt and sequin kit my mom had made years ago
- Christmas fabric trees and a gnome from Carla in last year’s Mini Advent Swap
- The tree & wreath were made by my mom long ago
- Two, new mice additions courtesy of my Oahu aunt and uncle, an early Christmas present
Speaking of the upcoming, winter holiday, I never go to the mall after Thanksgiving and usually start my Christmas shopping once December starts. However, Sunday night curiosity got the better of me and so I went online. I never paid any attention before but man, there are good deals. I took care of nine, Christmas gifts in one sitting and boy did that feel good because I don’t have to go to those stores and lug around bags myself – free S/H took care of that. I still have some gifts to get but most are already decided upon and easy to get.
Before I leave to pick up the kids…
Just wanted to show off the sixth grader’s current project.
She’s in advanced math and the class had to pick a candy wrapper and find the coordinates of each detail. My kid chose a snack-sized, Kit Kat wrapper. After finding the coordinates, she had triple each one to blow up the wrapper on graph paper. Here are most of what she had done by the time I had taken the picture last night (she’s done).
Isn’t it amazing? I was so amazed at what math could do with drawing.
Okay; I must run. Thank you all for your wonderful visits of past. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day. TTYS.