I'm a little nervous about heading in to the Christmas madness in retail with my new job so getting the house done before Thanksgiving was for my sanity. I skipped Halloween and Fall at home but I knew I couldn't get away with skipping Christmas. The Hackney men would freak out.
This Raggedy Ann doll belonged to my grandmother. I can't remember how I ended up with it, but I do remember being in about 5th grade and thinking she needed some rosy cheeks. Lipstick did the trick although there are some greasy stains left behind. Later this same doll was attacked by a new puppy....yet she still smiles.
I bought some bright ribbon and sprays at an after Christmas sale at Paul Michael in Arkansas last year on our way home from Mississippi. I tried something new with the top of the tree...copying a tree at Paul Michael. Next year, the star might be back. But for now I like the bright colors.
We have a busy week planned so it feels so good to have this done.
This year I'm thankful for so much. I'm thankful that I have a fun job...even if I'm on my legs all day. I thankful that I have a safe place to land at the end of the day after being on my feet all day. I'm thankful for my husband and children. I'm thankful that I have a great place to worship. I'm just thankful.
P.S. I have been experiencing a huge creative block with this blog. And if I'm honest, I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest. ha. I come in here to try to blog and get sucked in to Pinterest.
I suspect I won't be blogging much over the busy Christmas season but I am going to try. Even if no one reads this but Chuck, I need this blog to continue. If you are reading this...thank you.