Friday, January 9, 2009

Little stockings....

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I decided that I could whip up a pair of socks for Youngest Grandson before I send off the scrappy socks to Second Son. I'm about ready to turn the heel on these. I did most of the work while visiting with and taking BFF, F to the doctor yesterday. Once I got home it was run around and do this and that. So I didn't get much more done.I did, however almost finish a little white and red sock for Feetz. I would have finished it and CO the next one if suddenly the power had not gone out. We had determined a few days ago we were out of easily found matches. And of course we didn't bother to pick some up. However, a book was found, the candles lit, necessary activities were done and we all went to bed an hour earlier than usual. Power was reestablished around 90 minutes later (only knowing that by the time flashing on my electric clock this morning).

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can!"

"Hey, buddy, can you spare a dime?" Words of wisdom from the last Great Depression, starting with, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
How about this concentrating on birthdays instead of Christmas? It spreads out the costs, gives you time to think about an appropriate gift, gets you away from all those prepackaged bath sets that rarely get used up.

Much ado about nothing it appears, re: sales of used children's items. It just looks like some items will be avoided by resellers.

Keep the cereal box liners!

Go to your favorite search engine. Type in your state followed by It will let you know if your local radio or TV stations has great deals for all kinds of things from local businesses. Gift cards for two, worth $50 on sale for $25. It's legitimate and depending on the time limit of them, could be purchased in advance for local gift giving, even to yourself!

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  1. Socks are looking great. Thanks for providing all the great links. Can't get into the cereal liner one, however.

  2. Lovely socks! What do you do with thw cereal box liners?


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