Tomorrow is my birthday and I hope to celebrate by opening my Etsy store (Boxcarkids) with lots of hand knit and felted cat beds (also appropriate for small dogs, or so my rat terriers inform me)! We don’t plan on doing anything special tomorrow to celebrate otherwise – I’m trying to lose weight so cake and ice cream are not on the menu. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of Happy Birthday hugs! And my best friend from graduate school gave us a one month pass to our local YMCA (which should help with the weight loss plan) for a birthday/holiday gift – we tried it out yesterday with a swim in the pool. It will be a godsend over the winter break when we’ll want to get out of the trailer! And on the weekend I have a special gift from another friend – a night in the local Holiday Inn, all by myself! I’m planning a long soak in a hot bubble bath and a good night’s sleep in a bed – all alone. The kids all have fun sleepovers planned so it will be a treat for all.
No word from any of the jobs I’ve recently applied for but I’ve lined up another potential editing job and a little data collection task – those will help pay a few bills.
We got a little tall and skinny Christmas tree from my friend who has a warehouse sale and found a small corner in which to place it and hung garlands and stockings from the ledge of our pop-out. Next weekend we’ll make gingerbread Christmas cookies (teachers’ gifts) and some more homemade ornaments – then I’ll take some photos and post them. We hope everyone is also enjoying preparing for their holiday celebrations!