I am not an animal person...I am frightened by dogs, cats, cougars...I do not particularly like monkeys, except the one that washes a cat on a video David Letterman used to play all the time...Then there is the Ikea monkey...His real name is Darwin. He was found running around a Ikea parking lot in Toronto. He let himself out of his cage and out of the car he was in. The funny part of the story to me is the stylish coat he is wearing. The fact that he is obviously comfortable in a coat makes me laugh.
Around the house...
We caught a mouse the day after seeing it and then four of his close friends the next night. We went nuts with the foam and steel wool and the traps and have hopefully locked up the house to further invasions.
A whole quarter of my Christmas tree is dark as another string of lights died. Oh bother!
I am still sewing and have made so many things I can't show you...till after Christmas. Strangely enough this has been such a peaceful time around the house, except for the mice. The sewing machine is humming, along with the Christmas carols. I haven't done a lick of shopping yet...that's still to come, and not too many things will be bought this year. I decorated my entire house with sweet treasures I already had...the only addition is the sheet music fabric I tea dyed and tacked to a canvas. All my supplies are ready for baking... I have ironing to do and gifts to wrap, but I am not stressed this year. I am surprised by my resourcefulness, for all the things I've made, without having to buy more than a few pillow forms and a couple of yards of fabric. I've been using what I have, and what I have is a lot!
I can't wait for the family to arrive...to have sweet p. in my arms. To have not enough arms for all the babies I love. I am so glad that it's cold out, but I do miss the snow. We made a new record for days without snow in the Chicagoland area. We need the cold for it to feel like Christmas...at least I do! ;-) Seventy degree days in December just scare me.
So there's my Advent report...hoping that you are enjoying the preparations...that your home is warm and your heart is full.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy this beautiful day!