Sunday, December 15, 2013
Christmas Card Trees - Years Ago
One, from this series, is in a very nice frame in my neighbor's house across the street along with another from a different series. I, personally, do not have any of the trees I made each year. This purchased "photo" card holder was one of the nicest I ever purchased. I think I got the box of them at Goodwill. Gold embossed holly leaves. If you ever come across old boxes of good looking Christmas photo cards--I will glad buy them and pay postage. I think they are a "thing of the past" with email and e-cards. And Facebook.
We had a big storm last night. The snow at the end of the driveway was up to G's knees when he went out to snow blow it early this morning. I was supposed to be at work (greenhouse) by 9am. I called. No one answered. I called again at 10 am. No one answered. I called at 11 am-no answer. By 3 pm I decided to change out of my work clothing. Have you EVER heard of an employer who would close for the day and NOT notify his employees???? Well, not notify me? I think he has the cell phone number of one young woman and she knows all the other young people. I do have keys, so could have been sitting there, lights on, doors unlocked, waiting for the others with an unplowed parking lot. Wow.
I worked Friday and Saturday until 11 pm at the retail job and tomorrow, as well. Working two days in a row is better than once a week. I was a much better employee. And I was very, very tired.
So, all in all, I enjoyed my "snow day" by setting up my work area and making Doodle Trees. As with everything, the first few weren't worth much--but once I got the bugs out I was able to go back and "fix" them. I also made a colored pencil drawing of a Norfolk Pine which looked really nice in the "not so lovely" Hallmark photo card holder. Now I have to draw more of those for next Christmas.
I will try and find time (and daylight) to take pictures of the Doodle Trees I have finished. Six, I think. So, I need to make 4 more. Or 6 more if I send out 12.
G had leftovers of the meatballs and sauce I pulled out of the freezer--so I had dinner for the first time in about a week. Here in my own house. What a novelty. I'm going to read a book, now, another novelty. And go to bed at 10pm. My retail shift tomorrow is 10:30 to 7. Pretty nice. I really, really hate working until 11:30 and climbing into bed after midnight. Too old for this.
Did I mention that it's really cold? Like zero. And very windy. 83 in Florida.