I told my mom I'd post pictures of the cookies we made at my parent's home today in St. Catharines. By "we" I mean my mom, my sister Lise, Duncan, and myself. We missed my other sister Rhonda who lives in Memphis, TN and my niece Eden who was nursing a cold back in Toronto. You were with us in spirit and the cookies will freeze nicely until Christmas. Duncan decorated the Christmas tree cake. Maybe I should reprint some of the cookie recipes soon. Mmm...
Ta-dah! Look Mom - no green food colouring all over me.
Mini Me becomes mesmerized by the camera and then attempts to levitate the kitchen table with one hand.
My father took me to a silent auction at his church. While there, I went into a room marked "Santa's Workshop" and I found this .25 tartan calendar wall thingy for my classroom.
I also got this handmade bluejay note tote. Guess how much I paid? I love birds.
On our way home, I noticed this thrift store in Thorold, which neither of us were aware of. The woman told us they were closing in ten minutes. I looked at my watch. It was 1:50. What kind of Saturday shopping hours are we talking about here? Anyway, it has a happy ending because for $2.00 I bought the Tupperware container above, plus...
This groovy mushroomy tin from the late seventies or early eighties.
I also got these sweet Christmas tree decorations. The felt Santa is crafted and the one on the right looks sort of sixties Made in Japan.
I also got these iron plant holders. But wait - there's more!
Perhaps out of guilt for having to toss out a happy father and daughter enjoying a rare moment of togetherness, the woman gave me this potted Kalanchoe for free. What a fun day. Thanks, Mom and Dad! It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.
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