I hope to be sharing some crafty goodness that I have been working on, in the days ahead, to hopefully inspire you with some handmade Christmas love. Those wool sweaters are busy being "felted" at this very moment in hopes of being recreated from their former musty and pilled selves, into something far more fun and hopefully beautiful.
Soooo, ok.....one of the "treasures" we picked up on our recent trip to the ol' smelly Goodwill, that I forgot to mention was a VHS tape of 'Frosty the Snowman'. I remember watching it on TV every year as a child, but as an adult, I'm sorry, but that is a silly story. In short, the kids steal a hat from a defunct magician and put it on their snowman, who then comes alive. Fear of melting causes the fluffy freak to get into a refrigerated train bound for the North Pole, but why he takes the little girl with him is never answered. She then proceeds to freeze to death to which he replies, and I quote, "I better do something", no duh snow weirdo. So then he gets off the train and carries her around in the snow until Santa saves them! There is never any mention of the worried parents back in Warmville, or wherever it was that it was cold enough to build a snowman, but apparently not cold enough to sustain him. In the end Frosty freak melts anyway, to which Satan, oops, I mean Santa makes some weak attempt to comfort the distraught children with something like "he will come again each time it snows" Oh yeah, and that crazy magician guy?? Santa tells him if he keeps asking for his hat back he will never get another Christmas gift as long as he lives!! What's up with that??Where do I start people.....this story is the lamest attempt at entertainment that I have seen in , well, like forever. The song doesn't say any of that stuff!! Frosty is ruined for me forever now! He has been reduced to nothing but a hat thieving, child abducting, reincarnationist. And another thing, why don't I remember any of that? It was as if I had never seen it before!
On another note, ElizaJane is wearing her pink and orange rubber boots all the time now. How long do you suppose that will last? She is praying for rain, so there will be puddles. Oh the joy that $3.99 can bring. I now heart smelly Goodwill, I do, in spite of it's odor.
Haven put together the first of the four puzzles today. She also has decided she hearts smelly Goodwill. She has not given up her harp aspirations yet, however, the zither has been relegated to a high shelf so as to prevent the little sis access. I am afraid that is most likely where the harp playing dream will end up as well.
sooooo, lets play the game.....please join in! Listing the things I am grateful for everyday for the month of November, has proved to be such a blessing to me. I am also so encouraged by your participation, so even if you have never commented before, show yourself.
Today I am grateful for:
- a God that is in control
- healthy children
- a grocery store nearby
- the sweet smell of newly bathed children (you are so right Dawn! I miss you)
- the freedom we have to express our beliefs
Go have a great day, and thank Him for what you are grateful for!