Miss Marley had to visit the vet this week because she has an eye that was seeping. The vet discovered a benign lesion on the inside of the lid that will need to be surgically removed in the near future. He gave me salve to help the eye feel better and as soon as I receive the cost estimate Marley will have her surgery. Since Marley has boxer in her, moles are a common occurrence for that breed. She is going to be mad at me when she has to wear one of those ridiculous cones around her head so she doesn't try to remove the itching the stiches will cause.
Look what I found at the Wal Mart grocery store for88 cents. Not very sweet, but very yummy.
|Who knew Goya made cookies. My son once told me to check out|
the Hispanic section at the grocery because the prices are
better. How right he was.
I was watching a couple Valentine decorating videos this morning (afternoon) so I was inspired to bring out the sparse and frugal decorations. For my new readers - I have a love of paper doily hearts that was fostered as a child. I brought out the ones I used last year, but set them up a bit differently. The inexpensive dollar store banner I made last year went back on the fireplace and I used only three hearts on the table with candles this year. The other two went on the front window to surprise the little ones next door. In place of purchasing candy for my family this year I think I'll make some sugar cookie hearts for everyone, to include the three little ones next door.
|The small boxes displayed came from the dollar store after Valentine |
Day last year. They were three packages of two for a dollar. So the
remaining boxes don't go to waste, I'll offer them to S for the
|If I were to estimate the cost of this banner it would be|
under $1.00. All items came from the dollar store, but I
used partial product from the ribbon and hearts.
The impatience of waiting for the curtains I ordered from Penney's for the office is getting to me. Impatience is not the norm for me, but I feel the wait has been much longer than I'm use to. Most things ordered online are done so on amazon and their shipping is fast. My son in law put up the curtain rod for me this week so everything is ready to hang the curtains. S will come over to hang them when they arrive because they are 95 inches long and I have promised my kids I wouldn't get on a ladder with no one here to spot me.
The creative streak I've been fostering came about full force yesterday. The cast iron pan I cleaned, but didn't put away, was on the counter. I had a bag of apples. I put the two together and found a smile on my face. I'm loving it.
|I think this arrangement is so cute. It fits into my kitchen|
Talking about loving it, in honor of Valentine Day I want to list three things I love. I'm not going to mention my family and friends, my readers, or God because they are a given. Can't live without them.
1. Marley pup. Such a great and sweet companion.
2. My home which protects me and inspires me.
3. Good healthy foods that I'm discovering and the ability to afford some of them. I consider this quite the blessing at a time that our country is going through tough times.
What do you love in your life? Do you feel you are creative? Or a problem solver? Hearing drom you is a blessing in my life.