Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dab of This and That

What I woke up to this morning.........
I think "they" said we got about an inch of the white stuff by the time it stopped. Ok - that is enough - I am ready for Spring already.

On to other things: The wreaths that laid on the counter for days finally got hung one day last week,
and I finally decided to go ahead and put up a tree. However, instead of the usual 7 footer , I bought a 4 foot, prelit one in an urn and just used the dark cranberry and gold ornaments with a little gold bead garland. Can't see very well in picture, but there is a gold glittered snow flake on the top. I had planned to put it on the table behind the love seat, but that did not work out. Never mind the box of ornaments in the chair - I am still "tweaking" .........Maybe I should have gone with my regular tree.
I know I mentioned in an earlier post that I was thinking about NOT putting up a tree at all this year, but I got to thinking (dangerous - I know) . It would be the first year in my life I did not have a Christmas tree and that is "....." years.
I am really running behind in decorating. For years, the tree and other assorted decorations have been up before everyone arrives for Thanksgiving and more often than not, many packages already wrapped under the tree. Not this year.

Just a Ramble: Was out and about most of the day on Saturday - great weather .
One place I planned on going to was HL - NOT !! The parking lot looked liked a zoo, so ditched that idea. Did get a lot other stops accomplished - including DT. I needed to stock up on the aluminum large roasting pans and other sizes. $1 each and the lasagna size I get for casseroles, dressing and the like, you can get 2 for $1 - much higher at the grocery store. Love those things when cooking for a crowd and don't want the massive cleanup afterwards. Not to mention, my casserole dishes are not large enough for the amount I need to prepare.
The main reason for the trip to DT, was cloths for the swiffer. I use to buy the ones there - more in a box and only a $1, instead of the swiffer brand as they are expensive. Well...It seems DT has not had any the last few times I went. Don't know if so many people found out about them and keep them bought out, or they just no longer carry them. Anybody know ?
Another item on the list - aluminum foil. Charged for it on the receipt, but it never made it home with me. Hate when that happens, but not worth the hassle to try and recover the $1 loss.
Went in for a couple of items and came home with 27 (charged for 28).

An observation: I have noticed some bloggers referring to one of our favorite haunts as Hob Lob, and just thought that was a term used around "the land of blogs". Then I got my bank statement and noticed they used Hob Lob on the debit card transaction. :D

Just another Dab of This and That.
Hope everyone is having a great week.


Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Looks like you got enough of the white stuff to be pretty, and not cause any inconveniences such as power outages, closings, etc. It snowed here for about three hours and was very pretty falling, but was melted before it hit the ground. I am so glad you put up a tree! Everyone needs a tree for Christmas! I'm with ya on the DT thing. I get those throw away pans there too. Along with a lot of cleaning supplies, aluminum foil, and quite a few other things! Stay warm, it is sooooo cold here!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, your little tree is so pretty. I love the urn it is in too. Can you believe we've already had snow twice & it isn't even Christmas yet? We may be in for a bad winter. Bundle up and stay warm! laurie

Brenda Pruitt said...

I will be avoiding stores except the grocery store at all costs until well after the holidays!

Debbiedoos said...

LOL... I thought hob lob was just a blogger term too. I like to refer to is as the Hobster. Glad you put up you tree":) Pretty snow fall.

Unknown said...

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Our Hopeful Home said...

Your tree is beautiful! And I know what you mean about the foil, it happens all the time and drives me crazy. Be sure to stop by my giveaway!

The Old Parsonage said...

I love your little tree - the urn is perfect. I'm glad that you decided to put one up:)

We don't have a Hob Lob here - but we do have AC Moore and Michaels!

Enjoy the season!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my gosh, we haven't even had snow stick to the ground yet!

I like the little tree. We have a 'slender' tree that takes up less room now and I really like. Decorating does take a lot of work!

No Hobby Lobby near me. I'd have to drive 45 minutes to get to the closest one.

Sue said...

Glad you added that little bit at the end, my slow brain was thinking HL?? What does she mean? Of course, one of my favorite places to visit!

We didn't get that snow! It does look pretty in the picture, but I'm with you...I don't like it. I'm outside so much more with the pup that I ordered a down parka this week...on impulse because I was freezing already!

I'm glad you put up a tree. There is just something about turning off the lights and having on the tree that adds a certain calm at the end of the day. Isn't it so much easier having a smaller tree. We did it because of the puppy, but it was so much faster to decorate that I may never go back!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think your little tree is beautiful in that urn and so much easier to decorate. The snowy scene makes my hands cold as I type this, so pretty though. Wish we had a Hob Lob out here!

lvroftiques said...

Glenda I'm envious you have a white Christmas! And I think your smaller tree was a great idea! I'm seriously thinking about saran wrapping my tree and keeping it in the garage till next year because I'm so darn tired of it! *winks* Vanna

Unknown said...

Hi Glenda... We had a winer wonderlans this morning too in the form of a hard frost! It happens in the desert once in a while... I hate it cause I lose all my tender plants! I hope you get a chance to try that chicken enchilada recipe... Its really easy and restaurant quality delish! Stay warm!