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Busy Day Yesterday

November 15th, 2018 at 02:43 pm

My DIL's cat passed shortly after I wrote my entry yesterday. I had just called the vet to make an appointment to put her down. My son came home and the two of them took her to the vet for cremation. It was a sad beginning to the day.

However, it was GS1's birthday, and there were several distracting events in the evening. First of all, GS2 had some of his artwork displayed at a local show, so we went to see that. Then GS1 performed in a school concert. He was in both the symphonic and chamber orchestra, so he played 10 pieces! After the concert we went to his grandpa's house for gift opening, and pizza, salad, and brownie sundaes -- his choice for the meal! He was very lovely about receiving the robe from me. I think because he had already gotten the video game he wanted from mom and dad, he was in the mood to be gracious!

Mid-day I had time to go to the gym and then stop at Sam's to get Lactaid ($17) and gas ($24).

Not much going on today. Tomorrow I'm doing a mystery shop, and on Sunday GS2 performs in a piano duet at a jazz concert downtown.

Someone asked how I am doing on homemade gifts for Christmas. I haven't even started! Not sure about making potholders; I've looked up the directions and it looks a little more complicated than I thought. I am really not a very handy, crafty person!

5 Responses to “Busy Day Yesterday”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hi, CB!

    Did you ever do the potholder looms? I have been working with a class that I volunteer with and we are making them with yarn, not the thin loops that come with the kits. There is also heavy duty thick yarn that you can "knit" with your fingers and I bet it would make great potholders.

    One thing I'm doing for Christmas for some of my friends is I'm making up a food basket. I have made jelly and I am putting a jar of homemade biscuit mix with it. One of my friends loves home canned stuff so this year I made sure I canned extra green beans, tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce to share with him for Christmas. There are lots of ideas out there and I'm sure you can find some easy stuff and not too expensive too.

  2. Carol Says:

    I also think gift bags of food might be more up your alley. For instance, some of your home made bread, perhaps with a fancy jam or cheese. Also, I've seen recipes for mason jars of cooky mix. You layer the dry ingredients and add a card with the directions for the wet ingredients and the baking time.
    Even though I can make my own, I would also appreciate a gift of a quick bread,tasty to have at holiday time ( any time.)

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Well, here's the deal. I wanted to use up the Christmas fabric I have. I have now decided I will make quilted placemats -- just plain (not patchworked fabric) on each side, but different, coordinating fabrics. I don't have a sewing machine, so I will have to do it by hand. I may not get these done by Christmas and I may end up keeping them for myself!

    Since Christmas is getting close, I'm not going to pressure myself to get these done. For gifts, I will give some homemade jam I made this summer, fresh-baked bread, and spicy nuts. There! I hope I don't change my mind again!

  4. Carol Says:

    Well, I think that's a grand plan!
    If the placemats get made in time, either give or keep. If not, they will still be nice for next year!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a great plan, CB. The placemats sound awesome, whether you gift them or keep them.

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