Friday, December 25, 2009

54 days of Christmas, FINISHED!

I did it! I have described everything that I have done to prepare for Christmas for the past 54 days (since November 1st)! I am proud of myself for accomplishing a goal. Even though somedays I did nothing Christmas-sy, I still stated that... Merry Christmas to all my faithful followers & readers!

DAY 1: went to a beautiful Christmas Eve service, and R came over to exchange gifts, K & kids also came over to exchange gifts, as did E.
DAY 2: Nothing Christmas-sy today
DAY 3: M brought over our gifts
DAY 4: Wayne took gift to G.
DAY 5: Nothing Christmas-sy today

Saturday, December 19, 2009

54 days of Christmas, Day 6 and 7

DAY 6: Nothing Christmas-y happening today, I have a couple other projects that I need to finish up.

DAY 7: bought a large pot roast to have for Christmas dinner. We didn't go for a turkey - they are just too expensive; plus the pot roast will be so yummy cooked in my football crock pot!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 8 and 9

DAY 8: Finished wrapping up M & R's presents, Received a card from J.P.

DAY 9: We were given a bunch of food for Christmas, to help make the seasom better for us. Received a card from J.T.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

days 12, 13, and 14

DAY 12: Made 3 felt house ornaments (3x5") to give to R, M & S, while watching "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation": always hilarious!

DAY 13: mailed off our Christmas cards today

DAY 14: nothing Christmassy today...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 17 and 18

DAY 17: Started quilting T's quilt, Did up our Christmas cards tonight, and bought the stamps for them, this afternoon; whether we can afford it or not.

DAY 18: we were too busy, then way to tired to do anything Christmas-sy today.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 19

DAY 19: Today I was able to mail away two Christmas parcels (the quilts I made). I still have to finish the third... Bought a yummy box of Belgian chocolates shaped like seahorses and seashells to give to G. I need to clearcoat M's painting.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 20

DAY 20: I made a felt house ornament, as an extra, to add to a swap I'm doing with Robin. Watched "Christmas Vacation" tonight. So funny!

Friday, December 4, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 21

DAY 21: Picked up a pair of gloves and a small bottle of lotion to add to M's gift. Put our Christmas tree up tonight!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 23 and 24

DAY 23 & 24: well, we are officially in December now. Christmas is in full swing in the stores and most people's homes. We went to walmart for a couple things today, and I picked up something to add to M.'s gift (even tho we really can't afford it). When we got home, I was wondering what we did with it. It wasn't in the bag, and it wasn't even on the receipt. W gets talking to people and gets the cashier all confused A LOT. somehow she must've thought it was for the woman behind us in the line and didn't ring it in for us... I suppose we'll have to go back and get another...

Monday, November 30, 2009

54 days of Christmas; day 25, 26, and 27

DAY 25, 26, & 27: Life has been too rough lately to think about Christmas. I was all "in the mood" for Christmas, but I'm not so much now. I still need to do the actual quilting on T's quilt. I'm not sure if I'll have the money to send away the three quilts that I wanted to... Maybe they will be a New Year's gift instead. I've been looking through the list I made of people's gifts & re-arranging some things and having to cut some people out, too. I still need something else to give to M. Would it be wrong not to send out Christmas cards this year?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 33, 32 & 31

DAY 33, 32, 31: We've had too much life crisis these past few days to even think about Christmas things at the moment...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 34

DAY 34: Made something of felt, today, to add to R's gift.

How to make Pumpkin Puree

1. Peel and cut up your pumpkin(s), removing the seeds

2. Steam the pumpkin for about 15 minutes

3. Put the pumpkin into a blender or food processor, I added cinnamon just because I add cinnamon to almost everything :P

4. Blend pumpkin until smooth

5. Finished! just like in a can! You can freeze for later, if desired.