A little known fact about me is I can craft……I actually love to craft and have decided for Christmas I will be making my friends and family large grapevine wreaths…..a different theme for each person based on stuff they like. (Dawn-Santa, Tammy-snowmen, Vickie-a Betty Boop themed one, Brandy-a baby scarf and mittens wreath because she will have a newborn at Christmas time, etc)
So yesterday I hit the crafting mother load……I found two trees with perfect pinecones. One with medium size long ones and one with tiny chubby ones. The tiny chubby ones are so darn cute, they are seriously only about an inch tall…..I love them and they will be perfect to fill in little spaces on my wreaths. Now tonight I have to go back with a small bag and load up on them. (People always tend to look at you crazy when you are picking up pinecones.) lol
I made the mistake of taking a Fall wreath I made for my friend Tricia into work and now about 4 of my other friends want one…..now even more wreaths to make……Oy.
I talked to Sierah last night and she was leaving the place where she was eating and was walking home alone (it was late and dark)…….I instantly panicked telling her all the Motherly stuff about not walking alone, etc-etc and then she told me two girls had been abducted and raped at IU, two separate occasions……..Good lord why did she tell me that……..now I am so worried, I worry anyways, but now I am even more worried……..My prayer for my baby…….”God please camp guardian angels out around her, continue to protect her and keep her safe and out of harms way.”
Although its not Christmas time it is time to start organizing gifts if you are going to adopt a family or single person for Christmas. Not sure if any of you have ever done this, but it is extremely rewarding and I would suggest EVERYONE to do it, even if it is just a basket for an elderly neighbor……Seriously, I love to do it.
I was able to pick 4 families at my family site to get adopted by our local Christmas bureau and I was so thrilled to go tell them. A few weeks prior to Christmas a handful of employees dress in Christmas attire and Santa hats, go pick up the gifts and deliver them……My favorite work day of the year.
On my own every year that I have been financially able, the kids and I adopt someone or a family and do what we can for them…….Another great idea is to take a pet care package to an elderly person who has a pet……fill a basket with food, treats, a pet bed, toys, etc. The seniors love it because they love to spoil their animals they just cant always afford to buy the extra stuff for them!
I challenge everyone reading this right now to adopt a family, a person, a pet this Holiday Season, and then let me know how it goes! Share you blessings!