Did anyone other than me briefly considering asking Santa for some incandescent lightbulbs for Christmas? I kind of panicked there for awhile when I heard that starting January 1, it would be illegal to sell incandescent lightbulbs. I'm all for living "green" and conserving. We try to reuse, recycle, and reduce with the best of them. But I just can't imagine those pigtail lightbulbs in my dining room light:
We have no snow in Fresno. In fact, for the whole month of December we didn't even have any rain. Not a good thing. So this cute little card from Tammy is the closest we got to snow. And the red velvet fudge? Highly recommended.
Mark had an email exchange with one of our dear friends in Kansas. Part of her email included this sentence:
Stephanie has taught all her boys to cook and bake plus they also learned to knit and crochet!
Cool. This was his reply:
What a gift Stephanie has given her family cooking, knitting and crocheting . actually I learned to knit when I was young and haven’t done it since.
What?? I have recently taken up knitting again and he never mentioned this to me! He asked for a refresher course and of course I caught it on film.
Maybe he'll help me with this afghan!
Our son, Aaron, is an optometrist. I saw this mug on someone's blog (sorry--can't remember which one) and knew I had to have one for myself. They also had a similar mug about coffee. So I bought that one for Aaron and this one for me.
beyond all measure").
Oh the things you will find...when you decide to do a massive clean-up and reorganization of your living space--cabinets, drawers, shelves, closets. I found things I had lost/misplaced. Tossed lots of things and wondered why they hadn't been tossed long ago. And added to my button collection. What do you do with all the extra buttons that come with a new garment? I threw all those little envelopes in a drawer. I decided to release them all from their envelopes. Wow, that's a lot of buttons. I don't even own most of these garments anymore.
I'm starting 2012 in a colorful way, with these note cards.
By now you must certainly be aware that Pantone has declared the 2012 color of the year to be Tangerine Tango. I have been collecting lots of random pictures of orange and tangerine (so you probably know what that means--a post of really random orange things...) I'm thrilled with the choice. How about you? Does another color seem more appropriate for 2012? Do tell...