I took the day off yesterday. Not from life, projects or preparations for Christmas, just from blogging. It was a great day. It started off with killer finds at the 99 cents only store (I don’t think that I will ever get the name quite right). I got pound packages of cheeses – mozzarella and three cheese; 1 lb. pkgs of turkey and ham; 32 oz. yogurt; 1 lb. bacon, maple flavored (I’m planning ahead for the Farm Breakfast Casserole for Christmas!); Buitoni Chicken and Prosciutto Tortelloni; Greek Yogurt…and that is just the refrigerated stuff. I really do love my “dollar store”, even if I don’t get the name right. It has saved my grocery budget.
Next, I was able to spend time with a friend that needed a little support. I tease her about “needing” me from time to time, but the reality is that it is really a blessing in my life to be there for her, because she is always there for me as well. When I got home and was up at my desk thinking about blogging early, another friend came by…have I ever mentioned that I am blessed with an abundance of good friends? It’s one of those blessings that I am constantly made aware of. That’s the wonderful thing about friends – sometimes you are helping; other times, you are on the receiving end.
I did make small progress on projects, but before I knew it, it was time to go to dinner at a friend’s home – see, I told you! It was a lovely meal, with interesting adult conversation, in a warm house. I got some sound legal advice and dessert…sweet! Coming home to my self-imposed refrigerated ice box of a house, I examined my role as Scrooge, with my family becoming the pitiful Cratchet character, stuck in the unheated office…our house. At the end of the day, in the dead of night, I don’t get much done between tucking my hands in my pockets or under a blanket. I have got to figure out how to make this better! You know you’re in serious trouble when you start thinking a Snuggie looks good!
But it is now a new day and I’m back to business. A few days ago, I started making tags and I have been adding to the pile. When I was blog hopping, I saw someone use one of those desk spikes to collect her tags. The other day, when I was going through a box of junk outside, I found this odd looking piece of shaped metal.
I was so happy when the October Afternoon “Holiday Style” line of product came in. I don’t know exactly what it is that I love so much so much about this line – the colors, the whimsy – maybe its the nostalgic elements, along with the clean graphic paper designs. But I am hooked and in production. But before I start stacking, let’s remember where this “tag tower” started. I made 4 dozen blank tags. Then, I made this:
…I can’t seem to stop myself!