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I no longer need to go to ACMoore Saturday. My mom and I went last night, instead. I have 3 rockin’ Thomas sets for my boys for Christmas. That means their major shopping is done :)

See, we capped Christmas a few years ago. It took us the majority of the day to open presents, and then alot of the stuff broke within a few days. So, I stood back and evaluated options. My kids don’t get clothes and needfuls for Christmas, just toys and such. So, I set a limit of about $100 per kid. That translates to a major gift, a stocking, and a couple things under the tree. I found with that limit that there was time to enjoy each present being opened, and the calmer, saner Christmas morning was wonderful. the children don’t complain, because I am very careful, with just $100 to make sure to pick things they will truly enjoy.

I got accepted by teh knitting bloggers ring. I feel so……….validated ;).

Last night, we needed gas on the way to town. Our little almost-but-not-really-a-town has 2 gas stations. One had only diesel, and the other had lines that protruded onto the main drag. As we drove on, looking for gas, we saw many stations without fuel, or with just premium, or just diesel. See, 90% of our fuel is pumped in from teh Gulf of Mexico. Those pumps, as you know, are not working. That’s kind of frightening to think about. No gas means I can’t drive. Of course, there’s no need to drive if the shelves are empty in the grocery store because the truckers cant get fuel either, is there? I know some ladies online whose husbands are OTR drivers. They are worried now, as the husbands report that they cant find diesel.

I have started the second front of the vest, and am about half done knitting the embellishment. I’ll have a pic of something tomorrow.

Today’s cleaning: counter top on the frig side and top of the bank of bookshelves

Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Amazon changed their mind. They have a nice little donation button on their site now.

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