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December 29th, 2017 at 05:44 am

On the way home from the gym yesterday, I stopped at Walgreens. I needed scotch tape and Command hooks. While there I looked at the discounted Christmas items, and I ended up buying a string of fairy lights. The reason being: DIL is going to give me C's Christmas tree, which is much nicer than mine, but is not pre-lit. The string of lights I bought (for only $2.50) includes 100 bulbs and is 21 feet long. Is that enough for a 7-ft. tree? It's been so long since I had to buy lights. I wonder if I should buy another set. They will be double the price if I wait till next Christmas.

I spent $21 altogether.

I also spent $1.50 on a load of laundry.

I applied for a BOA credit card which will award me $150 for spending $500 in the first ninety days. That is easily done.

I made fried rice yesterday using up sloppy joe filling, along with celery, onion, spinach, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Seasoned with teriyaki sauce. It was delicious! It made enough for two meals.

I was going to make sauteed chicken breast with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts for dinner, but my Fitbit told me I had already eaten enough, so I skipped dinner. It wasn't hard, because I actually wasn't too hungry. I'll make the chicken and sprouts today.

I got my check from the credit union, so I'll be depositing that today, then tomorrow, when it clears, I'll pay the big Christmas Discover bill.

I hung some pictures and replaced some ceiling bulbs yesterday. While I had the ladder out, I decided to tackle hanging a drapery rod. After looking over the hardware and the instructions, I decided I do indeed have to wait for my son to do it.

Once I get those curtains hung, I also want to replace the shade in that window. Right now I have an accordian shade that doesn't go up very far. I want to make a rolling shade out of fabric. Has anyone here done that? I wonder how difficult it is. I'm not very crafty. Maybe a Roman shade would be better? I already have the fabric, which beautifully coordinates with the curtains I bought this summer at a garage sale. I think the window will be stunning, if I can ever get it done.

6 Responses to “This and That”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You will need another set of lights, maybe even two. I've never made a rolling shade of fabric, but you might look on YouTube to see if there are any instructional videos.

  2. starfishy Says:

    yes, for 2.50 stock up on the lights now!! a tree always seems to require more than you think it will, at least in my experience! that's sweet that you will have C's tree and can think of her when you set it up each year.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I looked it up, and it seems that I will need at least 300 lights. So I went to get two more boxes, but there were no more clear lights! Only multicolored. I checked another Walgreens and there were none at all. So ... I hope I can get the same brand when they reappear this fall, so they can connect. If not, I can always use lights somewhere.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yep, I concur. More lights. In my experience, all lights connect fine. Sounds like some winter nesting is going on there.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Buy the lights! What a deal!

    I've not made a rolling shade. There used to be an HGTV show called Room by Room and if I remember correctly, the host showed how to make one. Yep...here is the URL for it and it is no sew! http://mattandshari.com/sewing/no-sew/how-to-make-a-custom-fabric-roller-shade/

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks, Rob!

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