Monday, December 26, 2011

The doll bed moves in!

There's nothing quite like Christmas morning with children. Especially GRANDchildren. Emily and Jack were delighted with what Santa brought them--a Calico Critter dollhouse and a John Deere outdoor riding tractor. They waited very patiently for the rest of the family to arrive before opening their gifts.

The last item opened was the doll bed. I'd wrapped it without a name and Emily had shown great curiosity about it when it first arrived on Christmas Eve. It had, however, been shoved to the back of her mind with the advent of all the other goodies.

She was quite pleased with it but didn't "move in" until later in the day. After we went home, her parents moved it up to her room and her dolls moved in. Her mother reports that after lights out, Emily and Jack were up playing with it!


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The most used letters

Occasionally I run across a listing of the most-used letters in English. All I have to do is look at my laptop's keyboard to know the top ones.

My laptop and I are old friends (sometimes we quarrel) and I've worn off the following letters: E and A are practically gone. S and T are in terrible shape. D and N are followed closely by O and C. That surprises me a bit. L and F are showing wear. The SHIFT key is graying. I and T have tiny smudges smearing them.

And I know it's 4 days until Christmas. This should be a Christmas message. Or at the very least, a complaint about the winter solstice.

Just think: after tomorrow, the days start getting longer again.

And I wish everyone the Christmas of their dreams.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The doll bed is finished!

Complete with mattress pad, sheet set, three pillows and reversible comforter. All times two.


Now... how am I going to wrap it?

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

WARNING: This carton was VIDEO TAPED

There it was, a big orange sticker on my package: "WARNING: This carton was VIDEO TAPED during packing to record contents!"

Have you ever seen such?

This was a Brahmin purse which I had purchased in July and began carrying in October. It was/is a beauty. They have gorgeous bags. But... it began to wear on the corners. Now, after a year, maybe. After a month? I don't think so.

They guarantee for a year if your bag is registered and I had done so. I filled out the paperwork, insured it and mailed it. Two weeks later it appears back on my doorstep in beautiful newer-than-new condition with the big orange sticker.

Who is not to be trusted? The packing people? Me?

Is this a sign of things to come?

I'm very glad to have my purse back. It was like coming home and I'd only had it a month.

But I do worry about orange stickers.

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Caution advised

It's been raining and rainy so I haven't set the trap the last couple of nights, just turned the camera on. Besides, I haven't seen a raccoon or possum for about a week. Could they be gone? Frightened by the mere sight of my well-baited trap?

Probably not. Especially since I was just reviewing the last three nights' photos and found something I've not seen before. There, business end toward the camera where it cannot possibly be missed, is the tail of a skunk. Raised.

Perhaps he was merely leaving his opinion of the whole set-up. I hadn't set the trap. Was he complaining? Warning me that I might have a very nasty surprise one morning?

I am warned.

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