Friday, December 26, 2008

Gifts - New Years Resolutions - Bargains

Gifts - New Years Resolutions - Bargains

We had our Christmas dinner Christmas Eve & opened our presents. Photobucket We laughed till we cried & had a festive time. We have to share our precious kids now that our 3 daughters have husbands and another family to celebrate with, we are glad to share their time. We are thankful we have this much time with them. They all have 4 legged "kids" - we have 6 grand dogs, 2 grand cats, 2 grand horses, 2 pretty birds, 1 rabbit, and a cute little furry thing that stays in a cage. Oh, we do have 3 grandsons who are FAR away in New Jersey with their parents, of course. So we rarely get to spend Christmas with them. They are gorgeous and the apples of our eye!

What to do with those "oddball" presents that you really don't want or need!!

Now be honest.......have you ever received a wrapped set of shampoo - conditioner from a hotel as a gift? or a purse shaped like a house? or used nose hair clippers? or body lotion that has been used with a very strong scent? I think everyone gets the oddball unwanted presents occasionally. How about you and your friends have a party after the new year, bring your most awful gift and swap them. What a great way to start the year with lots of mirth and turn a negative into a positive.
I received about the ugliest humongous shirt for a present this year (it was a joke gift). Let's see, how do I explain this beast..........looks like something that cousin Wilbur would wear proudly on the beach Photobucket Know what I'm going to do with it? It's going to get put in the Christmas box for next year and I will add something to embellish this shirt - like maybe some misplaced buttons or "tastefully" decorated paint splotches............. It will likely get regifted every year for years to come, giving everyone a good laugh!!
Has your husband ever gifted you with something HE wanted? with the reason being he can now fix, repair, etc something for you? Then I figure your next gift to him would be that new KitchenAid Mixer so that you can bake HIM something scrumptuous!! You know, this is a great concept!!
It's the thought that counts but what do you suppose they were thinking? Seriously it IS the thought that counts and receiving something shows that someone thought of you...........

2009 is rapidly approaching with all the hopes and dreams we all had at the beginning of 2008!!

I am trying to remember some of the things we wanted to accomplish last year.........I know one thing was to procrastinate less and to make lists so we wouldn't forget things. We've been seriously working on that - - - - -but it's come down to - give the list to my husband to put in his pocket - - - -then pin another note to his jacket or shirt front telling him to look at the list in his pocket. See? we're working on that problem.

What's in store for 2009? Find collectibles at less than EBAY prices is continually changing and MY OLA House will be growing this year! Check it out - My OLA House:

All my prices are of the BARGAIN variety for COLLECTIBLE items. For example:

Federal Bubble Dot Three Footed Cake Plate #2889 SUNFLOWER PRESSED GLASS with a starting bid of $5.00 Photobucket

SEQUIN CAP HAT MULTI COLORS LADIES WOMEN FULLY LINED at a fixed price of $10.00. An impressive bargain, for sure!!
multi cap

with a starting price of $5.00

Visit often this coming year & also my website at BISI.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

The day is arriving - get organized

OK, let's make an effort to get organized!! Company will arrive in exactly 51 hours. What has to be done before then - - - -

Have kitties nails clipped. Have our hair clipped. Thaw the turkey. Take husband to the Opthamologist (what a dumb time to make a Dr's appt). Start preparing food. Change sheets on beds. Clean house. Wrap Christmas presents. Do I have enough serving bowls? What is going to go in which dish? Choose table decorations. Do I have enough scotch tape to wrap presents? Better run to the store - what else do I need? WOW, I'd better get the crushed pineapple draining - that always takes time.

What did I do with that used nose hair clippers I was going to wrap as a gag gift for Wilbur? Is it 5 o'clock yet? Could sure use just a titch of wine!!

I know I am going to forget something - maybe I should make a where is my list pad.....maybe on my desk?....oh, this is a mess - I'd better clean this off. shuffle shuffle, stick stuff in drawers. There, that looks better - now what was I looking for? I should make a list - oh, that's what I was looking for - my list pad!!

Gotta check email and o-mail (my mail at in case somebody needs something or wants to tell me something).

It's not New Years yet but I've got to remember to make a resolution to not wait until the last minute to get all this done before Christmas eve eve eve day next year....and put my list pad on the refrigerator so I can write stuff on it before I forget.

I'm going to just sit down for a bit, have a fresh cup of coffee and relax before I start to seriously think about getting organized!

I guess I should clean house...................

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays everyone!!