~Happy Things, December 3rd-8th, 2011~
- Peter fixed my camera!!! :-D Thanks, Bro!
- Redeeming the dress I'd stupidly donated at work...in September...for a fraction of what I expected to pay for it. In a nutshell, I regretted getting rid of it, saw it in a storage room at work, and by God's aid got up the courage* to ask my boss if I could buy it. She said yes, and that I could have it for $8.50 instead of the $16 she was going to charge for it. When I went to pay for it, the ladies at the cash register only charged me $4.50! PTL!
* By that I don't mean that my boss is unapproachable or grumpy or anything. It's just really hard for me to ask for things. :-P
- Mom's patience (as always) with a slightly neurotic me, and her help in figuring out how to raise the neckline on said dress. I love my Mommy. :-D
- Finishing said neckline insert before suppertime, so now I can wear my pretty dress (christened “Celtic Princess”) this Sunday! (Pictures to come in a later post...when I've uploaded them. :-P)
- Getting to “play with beads” this past week...and coming up with some pretty baubles that will help use up The Stash™ without needing too many extra parts.
- Mom's announcement that, next Tuesday (Lord willin' and the snow don't fly!), we will be going thrifting to get me some Winter dresses. Apart from the box of purple velvet scraps, I have practically NO Winter-weight fabrics, so Mom's Christmas present to me this year is to get me some ready-made that need little to no tweaking. Because I have sewing projects coming out my ears as it is, so there's no sense adding more unless absolutely necessary, wot?
- The jug of cream from the family at church who have a milk cow just GAVE us, and the whacking-great lot of chocolate chips Mom bought yesterday. I'm seeing truffles, peppermint patties and maybe caramels in our future....
- Going on a “light ride” with the H family down the street. One of our family's traditions around Christmastime is to drive around the town and look at the lights on other people's houses. This year we were going to invite the H family, but they called us first! Hee. Great minds think alike.
- Seeing Jordan R for the first time since she got home from the Philippines, hearing her stories—both sad and happy—and seeing her pictures.
Well, it's getting late, and I have to work tomorrow. So until next time, Gentle Readers,