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Aren’t these just adorable? I LOVE LOVE the movie Nightmare Before Christmas! So when I had the oppurtunity to buy these charms, I just couldn’t resist!
I have been going through all my inventory that needs retakes of photos and will be uploading them here to showcase them. For sure you can find these on eBay right now, as days go by, they will be added to my other selling sites. 🙂
You can find all my items on eBay, Etsy, Artfire and Bonanza :
This year I don’t have a lot of money to take full advantage of Christmas clearance, but I did manage to get the younger kids taken care of for St. Nick next year. Plus really, what else could I possibly buy anyway? I barely have time to get my Christmas decorations outside, let alone inside decorations, and I don’t need anymore Christmas cards, being as the past 3 years I have not sent any. BUT I will be! I even bought the stamps, so cards WILL be making their way out…LOL Doesn’t help we didn’t get to see Santa till 2 days before Christmas as well, being this year has been a VERY busy year, especially when you add that my van was feeling a little neglected and decided to have some issues with needing some money too. *sigh* And then my kids were sick, my friend’s kid was sick and the time we had set aside to see Santa, he closed his line at 5pm and we got their literally minutes after they closed it.
BUT we still had fun! We did our usual shopping of the stores, I got myself some Winter Candy Apple hand soap from BBB. I LOVE that stuff! I hope I have enough to last me a few months. I even bought a Wallflower….
And then the usual trip to Candy Cane Lane, which this year, it looks like a lot of people are really going all out to decorate. Another sign that the economy is rebounding slighty. 🙂
But stay tuned for the post about the “actual” trip to see Santa, that one will be hilarious considering the run around I was on…..
I have been dragging my feet, but finally reopened all my stores tonight. Really hoping to float in some sales while my kids are on winter break and to support my clearance shopping habit. I don’t go too crazy, just get things for next year’s stockings and some odds and ends.
I am excited to announce that I have finally figured out how to make the Leg Lamp 3-D earrings. I have been trying to figure this out for 2 years now but never gave it much thought. So in the next few days I hope to come up with a finished design.
I have been scribbling down notes, not sure which approach may work. But to get it all on paper while the rusty gears are turning……lol
I also have an idea for Charlie Brown earrings as well, but that is all I am saying on that one.
And here’s hoping I will finally get my light switch plates listed….that has been an empty threat for some time now. Lol and also, get a lot of items I don’t want to carry anymore, clearanced out to give myself some room. I may even clearance out some of my beads that I don’t use.
I was just looking through my news feed on Facebook, when I came across a post ThinkGeek has made.
They sent a care package of goodies to a husband and wife that have extremely limited funds, the husband is dying of brain cancer and his wife can’t work due to the overwhelming amount of care he needs. And if that doesn’t already get you choked up, just wait….they’re newlyweds. They were married only 6 weeks, when his diagnosis came in. They now have been married 2 years.
Ok, I know, that got you right? Here, let me hand you some tissues…..
I have been reading her blog and I can understand all too well her frustrations, thoughts and feelings she is going through. Having to take care of someone you know is dying. Not knowing when it will be your last day with them, your last words, your last hug, your last “I love you”, or the inevitable, their last breath.
She is simply thankful to have one more Christmas with her husband, one more Christmas she can share it with him and his family. It’s so easy for us to take everything for granted, easy to be thinking of what to buy someone for Christmas, when essentially, it should all come down to simply enjoying the time you have with the people you love. Christmas should never be about material things.
My family spent our Christmas playing with their new board games, while we watched Christmas movies. I’m shocked I actually got to play Charlie Brown!! LOL This Christmas was the most relaxing, being as I got as much as I could get ready the day before. It was super nice to be with my kids and husband versus being holed up in the kitchen all day.
But after seeing her blog, made me realize that we all take everything too much for granted. Our health, our kids and our spouses. That they will ALWAYS be there. Everyday we are alive is a gift, every moment we get to spend with our loved ones is a gift. And while my kids have been on Christmas break, I dread going upstairs to work, being as I love being around them. This is going to be hard when they are on summer break, but here’s hoping I will have enough money squirreled away again to take the summer off with them. 🙂
I am so proud of my children! They both came home with their report cards and they are BOTH on the Honor Roll. Julia was seasoned with A’s and B’s and reading above grade level, which floors me, being as last year we had to fight tooth and nail for her to do her reading homework. Well, now the reading bug has bitten and she has decided to start reading “Eclipse”. *Wow* I worry this may be a bit too old for her and she may not understand some things she reads, but she is determined to read it. And I’m not one to discourage my kids, being as we will see where this goes. And so far, she has been reading it for a straight week. I should have Gwen quiz her on the book, see just how much information she is processing.
Emily, my extremely intelligent Emily. She is ALL A’s. She is performing everything above grade level. Her teachers always love having her, being as they will have the crazy students that act up, speak out and are just ruthless. The teachers are always relieved to have Emily, being as she reminds them why they love this job and give them something to look forward to.
I don’t have Gwen’s report card, since she is in the middle of exams at the moment. So within a week or so we shall get her results.
I am “almost” done shopping. I just have maybe 2 more gifts to pick up. But in a bit I hope to sit down and take inventory of what I do have and to make sure it balances out. I know my kids don’t sit there and say, HEY she got more than me. But I just want to do a final check just to be sure. 🙂
I finally got to meet the new principal for my kids school and he is truly awesome. I think he is truly what this school needs and is giving the school a breath of fresh air. I was a little dissapointed to have the Christmas program at night, so I bypassed the afternoon show. But the turnout was CRAZY and shocker, I got there 40 minutes early and STILL was standing room only. I did get a seat, being as a parent offered me one, but WOW. I did not expect such a HUGE turnout. But the downside is that only half or 2/3’s of the students showed up. Mr. Vitrano is looking at possibly using another school to use for our programs, but I did suggest to him the bleacher seats that fold alongside the wall. And he said that is an idea and will be looking into those. Another one was knocking the wall down between the gym and the cafeteria. I even explained to him, if it ends up being a cost that doesn’t fit in the school budget, I will totally help out with fundraisers. I would really love to see our auditorium be large enough to accommodate the size of the school, since it was built with it being a small school and we have expanded to 8th grade about 5-6 years ago. I also was shocked to realize I have been an active figure with Manitoba since 1998. I have been around that school for 12 years. It’s going to be bittersweet when Julia is the last to graduate.
And I found out an interesting tidbit about our principal. His brother is a newscaster on WTMJ 4, Vince Vitrano. That is pretty cool and this would explain why the news has been at our school frequently. Which I thought was odd, but now it makes sense. 😉
I probably won’t be blogging again till after Christmas or the New Year, being as I am into final crunch time for everything. And I refuse to be up till 4am Christmas morning….