Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006
On The Fourteenth Day Of Almost-Christmas
Given the rapidly diminishing time frame to get the Christmas gifts handled, I made a mad dash to Wally World today for some odds and ends so I could at least get started on some of my gifts...
While there, though, I picked up gifts for the grandchildren. Granddaughter, who's 3-1/2, will be getting a combination chalkboard/whiteboard/easel/table and all of the accoutrements. Grandson, who at 6-1/2 is all about electronic and other snazzy stuff, will be getting a set of walkie-talkies (complete with batteries) and an inexpensive video game for a stocking stuffer.
We're also going to hit the dollar store this weekend, because Grandson is definitely related to me: he's a budding artist who adores painting/drawing and crafts. We'll be stocking up on goodies in that area, as well as getting some more things for Granddaughter. (Can't have her getting just one gift from the grandparents, now, can we?)
MC wants to make sure the kids have LOTS of packages to open, since little ones don't care how much something costs; all they see is how MANY presents they have!
The phone flurry continues; talking to 00 today I know what she got for MC, and have a pretty good idea what she got for me. She knows what I'm giving her and was so excited.
I just the painting lives up to her hopes... And to be honest, now that I am looking at it, I'm not overly thrilled with the design I made (Can you tell I'm my own worst critic???) Maybe I'll do two and she can trash whichever one she doesn't like.
Anyway, dinner slow-cooking outdoors on the grill and in the interim, I'm going to actually get started on those gifts. The whole idea is to get them done before Christmas!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )