Speaking of cavatelli….this is so strange. I write about and then I eat it, and then…..my sister in law sends out a Facebook event about Christmas Eve. “We will be supplying the ham and the vegi lasagna” (not sure who eats that?) I couldn’t help myself, I had to respond with “No cavatelli? That’s sacrilege!” My brother liked my response so I sent him a text…non Facebook…. about tradition and threw in a dramatic line or two. Something like “when you cut me do I not bleed red sauce?” It really was over the top dramatic and it worked. He will cook the pasta and I will bring the sauce and meatballs….all is right with the world again….
I thought the plastic bulbs were a festive way to package the bath salts. The were also a one day deal from Michael’s and that worked in my favor.
Earlier in the week I put together some teacher gifts for KB. I knew her budget was $5.00 per gift and she was leaning towards bath salts. The girl and I shopped the ReStore for some festive containers to hold the bags of bath salts. I also put them in gift bags for her, which I only did because we have been friends since seventh grade and she has a lot on her plate. I would not have done all of this for just anybody.
It has been a very busy week of making and my house is in utter chaos…..I can’t stand it. I have more to make for my last show of the season on Saturday but tomorrow I am going to catch up on my cleaning. I really lightened my load today and I am not replacing everything. I will make more book page ornaments, wreaths, and trees….and that is it. I have the tree up and the wreath on the front door but all of the other decorations never made it out of the boxes yet. I am only one person.
The girl had a friend sleep over last night so I didn’t have my helper today. The girls and I set almost everything up last night. While I was there I noticed this Buddha picture at the table across from me.
I rolled over in bed this morning and looked at a blank wall and thought “yep, that is where that picture is going.” My first $35.00 in earnings went to this picture. I did good and didn’t buy anything else. Yesterday I went to see my friend at a preschool craft show and I bought a few Christmas presents. One is so clever and I can’t wait to show you but it will have to wait until after Christmas. While I was there I walked their labyrinth. I think this was my coldest walk to date. It was the best sixteen minutes of my weekend.
When my head hits the pillow at night I am out and usually I am asleep within five minutes. This is not where my mind wanders…not anymore…thank goodness. Driving is where my mind tends to wander these days. My mind is always all over the place when I walk the labyrinth. I borderline argue with myself. Why can’t I just pick one thing? Why do I want to do and learn so many things? I even started on my goals for the New Year. A lot happened in those sixteen minutes. I don’t think I am wired like the rest of the world. Not to sound like Popeye but I am who I am and that’s all that I am.
Friday night I went with RD to a craft show downtown. There was a parade and tree lighting thing going on at the same time. We had a hike to and from the car and let me tell you….I am badly out of shape. I didn’t buy any Christmas presents here but I did buy some things for my Hogmany party. I also bought this maple balsamic vinaigrette dressing that was to die for, I took her card because I will need more of this in the future.
It’s back to work tomorrow…it’s time and yet it’s not time…..Zia