With a woooooosh and a plop! We have landed on Tuesday again. I hope I find everybody well, and ready for the Ho, Ho, Ho of the holidays as I jump from blog to blog, this morning, seeing what the multitudes of the T-gang are offering up for a tasty drink.......You know not of this? Click on the blue tea pot on my side bar or HERE.
Last week I was feeling like something that had been drug down a road full of rocks. I did go to the Medicine Man on Thursday, and he gave me some VooDOOO pills and some super strong cough medicine ( LOL). Said my lungs were a weeeezzzzzzing and gave me a breathing treatment too........almost like smoking a peace pipe!!!
By the weekend I was feeling better, so the GDs came to help me decorate the tree and house.....and for a sleepover.
Then they too a quick break, had a candy cane and played a game of cards and drank a glass of "fuzzy" water. Now fuzzy water is just a carbonated, flavored water from WalMart. Hannah started calling it that when she was about two. The bottle with the orange bands on it....it the background....it the flavor we drink called Mandarin Orange. No sugar, no salt, no calories, no coloring hmmmmmm???? makes ya wonder.......but we use it as an alternative to a regular soda.
We decorated the mantel and set a few more things out, then it was time to make the Gingerbread House. I bought a KIT at the store, and you should have heard Papa give me a load of crap for not baking my own gingerbread.......LOL Now Megan might be tall too, but still so tiny that I finally told her to get ON the bar top so she could reach. I frosted the pieces together and then let THEM do all the rest. The last thing they decorated was the two gingerbread men, and I let them eat them. Now I had to wipe frosting from Megan's hands, feet, and her jeans..........oh my!!
Now, Papa doesn't like being "left out" (even though he doesn't do crafts) so he decided to make root beer floats for him and the girls. The girls had theirs as they watched "The Grinch that Stold Christmas." Even with ALL that sugar, they finished the movie in bed and were asleep in the blink of an eye by 9 PM.
AND NOW FOR THE REST OF THE EPSOM SALT STROY.......
We painted three wine bottles white, then took them outside, where I sprayed them with adhesive. The girls rolled them on the ES, and then we repeated steps two and three......to get a really good coat of ES on them..........and Megan was pretending to be a statue on a palm tree stump......*grin* Notice the sweatshirt and the flip flops......yes it's winter in southern California......LOL
Here are our wine bottles. They made the snowflake tags, with left over snowflakes I made, for around the necks and then we added some silver sprigs to them. They took them home, so I'll have to make a set for me......right after I buy more white paint.....LOL
Megan finally noticed the wooden letter that have been floating around the craft room of three years! They were on sale at Michael's, and I kept waiting for them to put out a T, and a D The first initial of ALL my GKs ( at the time) NOW I need an S too. Since I sincerely don't think that will happen I let these two decorate theirs and take them home.
I did show Hannah how to make the 3D snowflake I found through Darla's post last week......THANK YOU DARLA! Hannah made a large one and a medium one....which I didn't get a picture of.......then she took them home, so she can show Rachel how to make them.
Last, but not least they decorated these two little spiral trees that I sit right outside the front door. They are pre lighted, but we always hang small bulbs on them, so they are pretty during the day too.
That pile of red bows, next to Megan's head will all go on her tree.
This will be that last year for these trees, as the lights don't all work anymore, and look a little odd when they are plugged it......but we'll see.
After all the decorating, with such good help, I ended up on the sofa all day yesterday coughing and dosing off. The cough medicine has codeine in it and THAT makes me fall asleep. ( I just used Robitussin while the girls were here). That must have been what my body needed cause I feel much better today. I wasn't worried about the girls catching this, because their Dad has the same thing. :((
Tonight is the Bakersfield Bucketlist Bunnies first fundraiser. It will be five wines pared with food and a fashion show. I'm really looking forward to it and hope I remember to take picture...LOL I invited my dear friend Cathy to go with me, so it should be a lot of fun I have attended three other events, alone, and have really enjoyed myself. There is a short description of this group I posted HERE.
Sunday evening I will be painting this, called Sunset Boulevard, with a large group of people. It is the "going" thing around here these days There are a couple of different groups. It cost me $25.00, but they bring EVERYTHING and it will be a 16" x 20" canvas. These events are held in establishments that serve drinks and some are in restaurants. This painting is with Paintnite. It is usually $45.00, but I bought mine through Groupons and got the discounted price.
In January I am painting with Brush and Blush Easel events and we will be painting this: Called Night Wine.
The B&B events are cheaper, this one is only $10. All the paintings, in both groups are very easy, it more about getting out with friends and having a good time. You do have to be over 21, but you do not have to drink alcohol beverages............but I WILL be drinking wine....LOL
I know this is a LONG post so if you have made it this far, please leave me a comment, now I'm off to see what is being served up by the rest of the T-Gang