Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Phew....

I'm putting a dent in my Christmas dealings...

Once the 1ID Band Concert (12/15) and the Adult Cantata (12/17) are over, it's all downhill....and I'm happy.

I took this pile of stuff:



And made it look like this:




Yes, that's a coat tree. I got it for free, compliments of freecycle. I really needed a place to put coats, as we don't have any coat closets. Lest you be fooled by the doors you DO see...the ones behind the packages are for the furnace/water heater, and the door to the right of the pile leads to the garage. Check for a freecycle group in your area. It's a great way to get rid of stuff you DON'T need/want without throwing it away. And if you are in need of something, you can post a "want ad"...which is how I got my coat tree! (oh, and you can SEE how tall my pile is, too, by comparing it to the coat tree)

Are you getting something? If you're a Bailey, Balvanz, Breen, Beattie, Ouellet, Ouellet/Cote, MacDonald, Miller, Labbe, or Hopkins, you've hit the lottery....for the rest of you...sorry...I'm out of Christmas cheer. Granted...I STILL have to seal and label...and UGH...bring those boxes to the post office...but I'll be getting them out TOMORROW (except for one which I still have to finish making something for it).

11 comments:

SB said...

whoa nellie! That's one heck of a stack!!

I am impressed. You're the next Mrs. Claus.

Sheri Carneal said...

What's with these houses in Kansas not having coat closets! I don't have one in my house either. Go figure!

Sue said...

Yippee-- I am in :)
Trying having a house with NO closets -- that'll get ya and then try adding 4 people to the mix and see what you get. You will have to take a pic of MY box when you get it LOL -- those little boxes are NOTHING LOL but I love my sis and my kids :)

Terri said...

It's such a busy time of year as your stack proves! Wishing you Happy Holiday thoughts.
Here from Michele's.....
http://www.islandwriter.net

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over, Linda.

I'm signed up with Freecycle also though I've not read one of the Emails in months. I just delete them everyday. It's a great service but I use Craig's List more.

I've not started wrapping any gifts yet for Christmas--and in fact haven't done much of my shopping yet either. That's normal for me tho--it's the last week when everything happens.

indigo said...

Hi there...thanks for popping by. Do drop in again and I'll put the kettle on for some tea! :P

I'm SO glad that I only have 1 person to send packages to: my sister in Memphis, TN. Her package this year cost me a bomb. My own fault..I kept adding and adding to her box which went up 2 sizes. Think next year, I'm sending her Amazon vouchers!

indigo said...

Hi there...thanks for popping by. Do drop in again and I'll put the kettle on for some tea! :P

I'm SO glad that I only have 1 person to send packages to: my sister in Memphis, TN. Her package this year cost me a bomb. My own fault..I kept adding and adding to her box which went up 2 sizes. Think next year, I'm sending her Amazon vouchers!

indigo said...

Hi there...thanks for popping by. Do drop in again and I'll put the kettle on for some tea! :P

I'm SO glad that I only have 1 person to send packages to: my sister in Memphis, TN. Her package this year cost me a bomb. My own fault..I kept adding and adding to her box which went up 2 sizes. Think next year, I'm sending her Amazon vouchers!

indigo said...

Hi there...thanks for popping by. Do drop in again and I'll put the kettle on for some tea! :P

I'm SO glad that I only have 1 person to send packages to: my sister in Memphis, TN. Her package this year cost me a bomb. My own fault..I kept adding and adding to her box which went up 2 sizes. Think next year, I'm sending her Amazon vouchers!

indigo said...

Hi there...thanks for popping by. Do drop in again and I'll put the kettle on for some tea! :P

I'm SO glad that I only have 1 person to send packages to: my sister in Memphis, TN. Her package this year cost me a bomb. My own fault..I kept adding and adding to her box which went up 2 sizes. Think next year, I'm sending her Amazon vouchers!

Berry Patch said...

That stack had to be MAILED? Yikes! I was in my PO almost every day this week. ~Lisa