Thank you to everyone who answered about thermostat settings. It sounds like we’re in the right ballpark, and we just need to dress a little more appropriately while we wait to acclimate. That process should finish just about the time it gets warm again. Of course you tend to have that problem when you hit the 80’s in March.
But we’re not in the 80’s now. We stayed in the 30’s all day. It feels like winter, even though it’s technically still fall.
Today is the seventh day of December. See?
I made a trip to the Dollar Tree today, and found something that warmed 12yo Becca’s heart. After hanging most of the lights outside, she really wanted a big bow for the front door. I found one for a dollar. This one even has a jingle bell! I know the knocker says Sanchez. Just go with it, like we do.
Tonight as we were setting the table, we realized that all the cloth napkins were in the laundry and we had no paper towels or paper napkins. Then I remembered something else I bought at Dollar Tree today: red napkins with white snowflakes. I thought I would get them out for a nice little touch one evening close to Christmas. It turns out, that evening was much closer to now.
Notice the extra guy at the table? Just in case you believed Lydia’s little joke on facebook, he is not her bf (boyfriend). He looks way too much like me.
That’s my bro, dude. There’s 25 years between us. He’s actually a year and a half younger than Lydia, and just barely older than our 4th daughter, Megan.
Tonight we read Luke chapter 7. As I read each chapter, I am struck by how many titles for Jesus are found right there in a single gospel. I really want to make ornaments of all the names of Christ. Not sure if that project will happen this year, but it’s definitely going to happen. I really love this version, and it looks very easy. I’m just wondering if there is a cheap way to get scrapbook paper. Do you buy it by the sheet?
Speaking of crafts, I finally finished the stocking I started for Bethany last year. These are roughly patterned after the stockings Perry’s grandfather made for him and his siblings and cousins. Now I’m only two stockings behind, and only one is urgent since I have a little stocking for whoever happens to be the current baby – that’s the one that Bethany has been using for 5 years, and Parker has been used a store-bought one. Now I just need to make Parker’s this year. Calvin is covered unless/until he gets replaced by a newer model. Then he will need his own stocking.
Oops. Did I say it was finished? It still needs just a few white stitches at the top, and a braided loop for hanging. If I hurry, I can finish tonight!