Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where Am I and When Did I Leave?

Today in the grocery store, I found myself staring at the shelves of food, wondering how to make shoepeg corn casserole. I've been making shoepeg corn casserole for years and years, but for the life of me all I could think of was shoepeg corn!  And on top of that, I couldn't remember what all I was going to make for Thanksgiving. I just was a blank slate! My mind just wouldn't function. Was it me? Or was it the 5000 people at the grocery store grabbing for food! I knew I had to get out of there! Quick!
 I just threw those flowers in just because I like flowers. It has nothing to do with what I'm writing. But, anyway, where was I? Oh, yes, the grocery store. I managed to grab what I thought might go into the casserole, and went to the nearest check-out line. Then I was out of there. That's when it hit me - where am I and when did I leave? I used to be all ready for Thanksgiving, lists made, ingredients in the cabinet. Now, I can't find anything, and for some strange reason, I keep moving things to places that I think will be a good place to remember, than I can't remember where I moved the things. Why did I move them in the first place? They had been in the other spot for 6 months, and I knew where they were. Now I can't find them. And you don't want to see me when I can not find something. I mean, I can not stop looking. I become obsessive about it, like if I don't find it the world will come to an end.

Just one more thing, if you find me, please return me to my husband, and don't tell him where I was. He already has questions about my sanity. Let's not give him anymore fuel.

EtsyKids Treasury Team: Rose Prints Online - Letter Love

EtsyKids Treasury Team: Rose Prints Online - Letter Love

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well, I survived Halloween and all the orders. Now it's on to Christmas. I am swamped already with orders, but I'm not complaining. Business is good. And it's putting me into the Christmas spirit. This will be the first year in a long time that I will be at home for the holidays instead of working (outside of the home, I mean). I'm excited about that.

Christmas is a special time when our family really shows off, and I love it. I can't remember one dull Christmas in the Palmertree family. We are all like a bunch of kids when it comes to Christmas. And most of us love hand-crafted gifts. Plus I'll get to bake a little more.
 One picture from last year's celebration.
I've been working on appliques as I have already posted. This is my newest applique. Isn't he cute? I love this one. More for the boys, I think. He has a sister. You've seen her before, but I'll post her one more time so you can see how cute she is.
Now, you know you need these appliques for your children's shirts. Go to Etsy to purchase at my shop, sugarbumps creations.

Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas!