Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Cold and Rainy Day

A beautiful day to stay inside and quilt in front of the fire, but instead I had to be out among 'em running errands and getting groceries.
Did stop at the quilt shop and bought some fabric for a new tree skirt for a friend. This one will be from one of the Buggy Barn books and I think there's enough fabric to make two - bonus!
Stopped at JoAnn Fabrics for a plastic box and a glue stick (was looking for a journal for a little girl, but didn't find one there). So, went to Media Play, where I did find a journal for Briana. She's only 7, but last Friday when I babysat her and AJ, I discovered she likes to write in a journal. At OrganizedHoliday.com they have printable sheets of prompts for a journal jar for kids, so I printed them all off, cut them out and put them in the plastic box (no sense playing with fire with a glass jar!). I'll give them and the journal to her on Sunday -- it's not a Christmas present, just something I think she'll like. Also bought some books for her older brother, whose birthday is Dec. 5.
Then stopped at the store to buy a few groceries and a fresh (not frozen) turkey. We're only going to be 12 for dinner, but I wanted about a 16 pounder for a little extra. Of course, the choices were 12 pounds or 21 pounds! I settled for 21 lbs, even though I didn't want one that big. I asked myself why I "settled" and the short answer was: I have a headache, I'm not going shopping to every grocery store in the big city, not knowing if they even have fresh turkeys yet, and I just want to get out of the rain that is supposed to turn to snow, and go home! Fair enough -- we'll have a lotof leftover turkey.
And now I'm home, and I need a nap!


Dawn said...

MMMM - I love stuff with leftover turkey! I"ll come over and cook up some goodies with it for you!

Sharon said...

Since we are going to my mother's retirement community to have Thanksgiving dinner, you can send some of those leftovers to my house! Leftovers are the best part of the dinner! And I love the journal jar (box) idea!