It’s cold here this morning. I did my half step pace down to the dumpster to dump trash and had no idea the temperature had dropped so.
Ivy & The Pain Brushes:
Ivy suddenly has a fixation on little paint brushes. Those craft brushes that are about 7-8 inches long with the brush part being about half an inch round.
Somehow she found one when I was organizing in the craft room and was besotted. She takes that thing everywhere. I had forgotten I even had them.
When Ivy has the end in her mouth and the brush sticking outward, I wonder if she wants me to provide an easel so she can paint. Maybe Ivy is an art prodigy.
Yesterday I heard a crash and wondered what on earth she’d done, because she was not in the living room with me.
I saw a plastic container on the floor. Along with Ivy surrounded by various sized paint brushes. I have no idea how she even knew where they were, but somehow she did.
What on earth does she want with a paint brush?
Oh, that cat is mischievous and naughty at times. She seems to have a sixth sense about things.
For example, where the plastic container was with about 4-5 paint brushes in it that she sent flying to the floor.
At times I find paint brushes in the bathtub.
In The Craft Room Series:
I mentioned last week that I’m going to start a series called “In The Craft Room.” I will do some sort of craft. Or do a make over of something I already have.
I worked on a bookmark the other day, but it didn’t turn out very well. I’m a little rusty when it comes to crafting ideas. I’ll have to build my crafting creativity quotient up to par!
I trashed that bookmark, but plan to start another and then laminate it for durability. I’ve done that before in the past when I wanted to make small gifts for someone. But it’s been quite a few years.
Greg has told me to only sit with my feet on the floor for a short period of time. He said I’ll have to build up tolerance with my ankle not being elevated. So I don’t sit at the craft table very long yet.
Feeling Like Taco Soup:
I’ve had a hankering for taco soup lately. I think I may order ground turkey and the other ingredients from Walmart this week and make it. Then I can freeze portions of it.
I have to say I love my freezer. It saves me from throwing out perfectly good food because now I can freeze it for another day.
Plus I can order more food at one time which saves money. When I think about what all shopping entails, this does make more sense, even if I was able to shop for myself.
I signed up for Walmart delivery for one year. They have been pretty consistent with locating my apartment, which takes a load off of my mind.
Once you take into account the price of gasoline and then doing the shopping, you’re certainly saving time. And then hauling your groceries to your car and unloading them to take inside. The cost of having groceries delivered seems very reasonable.
And since I keep having problems with power in my kitchen, it saves me worrying about most of my food. Because the bulk of it I keep in the freezer.
White Cottage Company:
This is getting pretty long, I know, but I have to thank Leah for telling me about White Cottage Co. on YouTube. I’ve been watching the videos and loving them.
You can see her videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl69GToBX-RxXP4Dp9sQ7jw
Mary is very thrifty and can turn trash to treasure in such a delightful way! She also has an Etsy shop that I’ve been checking out.
You can find her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWhiteCottageCo?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1264921392