Friday, January 21, 2011

Highbrow Lowbrow

Mr F and I have been really enjoying the current Masterpiece Classic miniseries on PBS.

You can watch the first couple of episodes of Downton Abbey HERE.

It really is fantastic.

I mean it.

In other news, I made my first home shopping network purchase.

I never thought I'd see the day.

But due to an inappropriately sexual commercial I was forced to quickly change the channel.

Fate led me to view Debbie Meyer's Green Boxes on HSN.

I debated it for a few minutes, but when I saw the fruit & veggie side by side shot... well... I was sold.

I mean it was AMAZING.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joy Giveaway Part 2

(lest you think we forgot)

Last Thursday was supposed to be our 2nd giveaway of the year. Unfortunately, I had a raging migraine... so this week we're doubling up.

Today I purchased 2 $5 giftcards to Target (I was there).

Then I immediately handed one over to our cashier. I just had the feeling she was the person.

In fact, I think she may have been the employee I had noticed the 1st week and debated giving it to.

Well, she was very grateful.

But not 30 seconds later I was approached by the floor manager saying that she couldn't except it.

And I could fill out an employee recognition form to send to corporate instead.

Hmm... not exactly what I had had in mind.

Of course I did.

While this is going on there is much hullaballo at the customer service desk about all of this.

It seems they all agree my cashier is VERY DESERVING. One of their best employees.

And so sweet.

The customer service manager said she wouldn't have taken it away.

They pointed out that that is just how great the cashier is... she is too nice to break the rules.

They all wished she just hadn't told anyone; then she could have kept it.

So I said "If I give this back to her, and you aren't looking, will that be alright."

They all agreed.

So I marched back over to her and put it on her register.

I'm not sure she knew what to make of it.

I do hope she keeps it.

(She's the cashier, with her back to us, all the way on the end)

Maybe my next mission will go better?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

12:40 PM

Tiger quietly observing the birds (he's been at this all morning)...

Tea for me...
Baby playing in her bath...
Kid at work...

Sweet Pea actually chewing on something she's supposed to...
laundry...again; I had left it in there wet since Saturday. Maybe today I'll remember to put it in the dryer...
Workout shirt... I guess I'm feeling optimistic...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

10:30 AM

This is one of the pillows Baby & I made last year in Asheville. This kill was actually devastating to her. She came running & screaming out of the playroom. (Why didn't she just take it away?!... we're still working on that with both girls). Making those pillows was a big deal for her. A very special memory. It made me realize that I need to carve out some more time to sew with her. Plus, now we need another pillow...

Monday, January 17, 2011

9:30 AM

This morning Baby climbed back in bed to play quietly, snuggled up to her sleeping big sister. And it was just about one of the cutest things I've stumbled upon.

It warms my heart to no end, to bear witness to their love and comfortability with each other.

This is why I do what I do.
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