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Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

when life gives you cold....


...buy a fireplace! Even if it's fake.

This fine rainy morning, I was all settled in to stay home and finish painting the frame of the old wood mirror I bought at the thrift store for $4.99 yesterday...and the shelves I bought there a few weeks ago...I really wanted to do the final coat, wax them, and put them up. But alas, Kathryn had a dentist appointment and didn't want to drive herself. So I assigned the kids some work, and left them in the capable hands of Joseph and Margaret, both of whom work from home.

We did go to the grocery store, just to get some snacks for the New York City trip...Emily is taking three of the girls. We also got some fresh spinach, eggs, cheese, and marked down Halloween candy.

Then to Marshall's, for a birthday gift for Camille...I found a few things for Christmas, something for Kathryn's secret Santa, but nothing for Cam. So we went to BJ's, and I got her a few things, as well as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law Ashley out in Washington...now I just have to mail it. :) (Her birthday was only last week) I also bought the new heater...I had $80 in store credit, so I decided to buy it...our living room gets so chilly, and even if we don't need the heat on, we can use the fireplace mode and lit looks like real flames. I really like it.

So we got home, set up the new heater...the kids are not too old to enjoy a nice big box to play in, BTW. I did the final coats of wax on the mirror and shelves, cleaned up a few things, got a cup of coffee, and here I am...

1 comment:

Rose Sperlonga said...

We just bought our "fireplace!" We love it. we have a very chilly living room and we don't put the heat on to early. Its been perfect!

I hope it cuts down on heat cost, too...

You are always so busy!! I can't or couldn't keep up to you! LOL
When you put your feet up and I read it , I say... ahh... ! lol

have a good day!
R