Are you listenin' ?
The other day Mom and I were out on the weekly jaunt to buy groceries and make other necessary stops in town. I was driving along trying to stay in the moment and enjoy some of the sights of the season. Snow filled streets and decorations, people hurrying along, Christmas tunes on the radio....... and all of a sudden my Mom says "Did you get your property tax bill in the mail yet?"
My mind came crashing down and the music seemed to fizzle out like an old time vinyl record when the needle scratched across the surface.
Mom!.... Now why'd you have to go and bring up the property taxes..... shouldn't we just try and relax a little and enjoy the simple things of the season before they vanish and yet another year is hastily ripped from the calendar!
One of the biggest treasures of the season arrived via Fed Ex Yesterday!! Yes.... my blog giveaway winnings from Joanne over at Snippets and Scraps of my Mind Blog
A wool feather tree kit with all the ingredients to make a tree! Last year I got directions via email from Joanne for making one of those trees. I sort of glazed over a little and didn't try and make one. It sounds harder than it probably is. But now that I have this kit in my claws I think I can figure out how it goes! My Gosh..... she even put a bottle of glue, a sharpie and the nicest well written instructions you could ask for! Not to mention a darling reusable bag in my favorite color! THANK-YOU JOANNE! I have no excuses now! A feather tree is going to materialize as soon as I get a couple of Christmas presents done!!
I think I hear sleigh bells ringing........ Are you listening?