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Weebles Wobble

Whew! The trip all over the country in about 36-hours of BooMama’s Tour of Homes has made me tired! I’ve enjoyed peeking into everyone’s homes. Ya’ll are some decorating women for sure! Lots of beautiful homes and ideas! I enjoyed everything. 

One of my favorite things to see was everyone’s nativity scenes. I’m particularly intrigued because until Sunday afternoon I didn’t even own the first piece of a nativity set. True. Now how did that happen? All I can say is I can be a little picky about nativity scenes….or it’s more like I have champagne taste on a beer budget. I don’t even like beer, but here I am digressing… AGAIN!

So, anyway. Sunday SB and I went down to help his mother host a luncheon for her Sunday School class. It was a very nice lunch and I learned that my husband DOES know how to wash and dry dishes. Who knew? I mean, nothing like getting things done for “mama”, right? Never mind that my dishwasher is on its last cycles of splishing and a-splashing our dishes and I’m resorting to washing most things by hand these days at our house. But who am I to complain? I’m just happy the pipes aren’t gurgling tonight, which means the Roto Rooter dude (aka, SB with a piece of equipment that has a rolled up wire coil slushing around in the area of the septic tank) will have a big job as soon as it stops raining.

So anyway, after everyone left on Sunday, my mother-in-love invited me down to the basement for some bargain shopping, which means I totally get to go down and find some really great treasures FOR FREE! I ended up with about 3 boxes of ornaments, an antique drying rack, a 1930’s Christmas light set in this cute little box (SCORE!), a bag of pecans from the freezer, and a few other odds and ends. It’s enough to make a bargain shopper swoon with sheer delight at some of the things I brought home.  But my prized possession is the beginning of a nativity set that is the Fontanini brand. I’m really excited and in full hopes of adding to it. 

I was almost as excited about my “new” nativity set as I was to see the one in someone’s house that was kinda like the Fisher Price people but reminded me of one of my favorite toys as a child – the Weebles.

Everyone, sing along with me, “Weebles wobble but they won’t fall down!”


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Um. Hello.

My blog has been a little lackluster lately (loving the alliterations, aren’t you?!) I’m trying, people, honestly, I am. But since, I haven’t hit the world o’advertisers filling up my inbox to ask me to help them promote their wares, you’ll have to settle for my sometimes mediocre attempt at writing…to you!

It feels like when I was a little girl and asked for a pen pal and we exchanged letters maybe twice…and then, we didn’t. I think because at that age, your mind just wanders from experience to experience and after all, there is something a LITTLE creepy about writing to someone you’ve never met or known before, right?

So… hello… how do you do? Glad to meet your acquaintance.  Now then, I have no excuses because we officially know each other.
So the most interesting thing I can tell you about is SB’s arrival home at 3am this morning. Yes, that would be 3 AM!! Bless him, he got a little homesick while on a hunting trip and decided to come on to the house – 5 hours before reporting to work this morning!!

Oh. Yes. And how could I forget? He’s sick and brought his croupy self into our room last night, turned on the bathroom lights, and began pilfering through all the drawers and cabinets looking for the Chloraseptic spray.  And then woke me up even more by asking if I knew where it was.  So after I drug myself by the pajama bottoms out from under my warm down comforter, I walked in, opened the cabinet where we keep those things (it’s kinda like what most people refer to as a medicine cabinet, don’t ya know!) and he said, “Oh.”

After telling me at least 32 times how much his throat was hurting, we decided he should sleep in the guest bed which meant I had to remove several stacks of paperwork and boxes on top of the guest bed because you know, I like to organize myself in there.  It’s a really good thing we don’t have a flurry of “guests” who frequent the use of that room, because I don’t know what my paperwork would do on a regular basis if I had to give up the use of the bed for someone actually sleeping on it.  Oh – yes… here I am… I’m digressing.

So, at 3 this morning, all the lights were on. My husband was hacking in the bathroom whilst attempting to swallow the minty-fresh taste of Chloraseptic spray and get some sympathy from me while I shuffled down the hall to clean up the guest bed, so his hunting-come-lately self wouldn’t contaminate me while he snored for the next 3 hours.

It’s amazing I was able to fall back asleep. Don’t worry – the Sadie alarm went off at exactly 6:22 a.m. letting me know she’d had enough of the laundry room!

So how have you all been? I’ve missed you all greatly. Write back when you can. And tell me fun stuff and I might even write back and say things like, “Oh, thank you BFF” and “Lylas” and “BF4-ever”!

P.S. I hope you’re not as bored as I am with this post.

P.S.S. Ya’ll come back now, ya here?!

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