Thursday Christmas Preps!

December 18, 2008 at 10:29 pm 5 comments

Let’s just say that getting the new TV room furnishings is probably not the best motivational component going into the holiday schedule.  I had to try it out today in quiet.  I liked it.  I didn’t get nearly enough done.  But, I enjoyed the day.

I spary painted some new-used picture frames I found for $3.00 a piece — THREE THAT MATCHED (Oh! what fortune!) to match the new room better…they were  a lovely white-goldish patina, but they just got lost on the walls, so I painted them a flat black and then sanded the flourish parts so that the metal showed through again.  Otherwise, the photos looked a little list on the black.  I was fairly pleased with the results.  After five holes in the wall, I even managed to get them level!  We have a level tool I bought my husband a few years ago…but who knows how to use the thing?  I really need to learn.

Tonight, I wrapped neice and nephew gifts.

Last night, got the teacher gifts done. 

Moving on to the kid’s gifts soon!  Yeah! 

Can’t resist using some of my scrapbooking supplies for the lettering on the gifts this year.  Staying creative may take a little longer, but it keeps me fresh.

Hope to get some baking done either tonight or in the morning for some etc. gifts with some pretty Martha Steward boxes I found at Wal*Mart. 

Was hoping to get the mud room primed before Christmas–thing I’ve picked a color, but not sure if I’ll have extra time yet or not!   Or that the recliner will release it’s hold on me!

Really valuing some moments of rest and down time today.  But, trying to make up some for it tonight!

How are you guys?  I always miss visits with friends during this season…yet, so much to do!  Hopefully I will get caught up soon and can catch up with some laughter and silliness!  I’ve heard the movie “Mama Mia” is a good chick flick.  Anyone seen it?  Anyone want to?

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  • 1. ~E  |  December 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    I have not seen Mama Mia, but I have heard it was good as well. Scheudles are crazy for everyone right now. I will still have a week off after the kids go back to school in ’09 — maybe we could get together and watch it then, if you haven’t already seen it by that time.

  • 2. Theresa  |  December 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Love Mamma Mia! Randy and I saw it at the theater, he even liked it. Of course we like musicals anyway and Abba was big when we were teens. Randy’s getting it for me for Christmas.

  • 3. mamarosi  |  December 18, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Girl, I freakin’ LOVED Mama Mia and I’m a huge ABBA fan. It’s fun and a little nutty, but really entertaining. You should definitely watch it!

  • 4. Mom  |  December 19, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Babygirl, I would love to go see the movie with you. When shall we go? Next weekend good? Yeah right!!! Love ya, Mom

  • 5. Aunt Kay  |  December 19, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Hey Girls, yeah I will just go with ya, ok?
    What are we doing sooooooo many miles apart?!?
    SNOWING HERE TODAY! Beautiful!!
    Jodi loved the movie………..but she likes them all! Ha!
    Love to ya!

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