Come on in and learn really important facts about me! Well, not really, but you will learn something about me.
Five on Fridays
1. I used to make jewelry
When I was in my teens, I used to make necklaces and bracelets by stringing beads. See, I was a product of the 70's. We had beaded daisy flowers everywhere. One day, I strung up the most beautiful beaded necklace. I was so proud of myself, that I ran upstairs into the family room, holding my necklace by the needle, with the beads hanging down, and proudly held it up to show my dad. "Look, look what I created!" I said excitedly. Just then the needle slipped out of my hands, and everything crashed to the floor.
And that was the end of my jewelry making business!
2. I wanted to be an archaeologist.
I loved digging around in the dirt looking for treasures. But then I realized that I'd have to actually study to become an archaeologist. And, that was the end of that career!
3. It seems I've worked shows all my life!
When I was 24, a newly divorced woman with a 2 year old in tow, I started working at Harvest Festivals. Actually, it was Harvest Catering. We cooked up a storm for the throngs of people who came into the shows! It was the best years of my life! But those days weren't so kind to our clothes! Our clothes stunk so bad, and were filled with gunk at the end of the weekend, that they literally stood up on their own!
4. I have big feet.
I don't know if you've ever noticed this or not. It's not like I go around yelling, "Hey look at me, I have big feet." But recently I've had two pair of boots die on me and have been searching high and low to replace them. My friends, be happy that you wear a nice, normal size 8 shoe. Because sometimes, it's really hard to find boots in size 13! Yes, that's right size 13. But, hey, I'm a tall woman, I need a size 13 shoe to support me!
5. I'm knitting again!
It feels so good to make progress on Sam's Huntress cowl. Everything is knit, I just have to block the cowl and it's ready. It's a good thing, because I'm planning on seeing her next weekend at the Santas Helpers show in Napa (December 9-10).
A Week in Review
Christmas Tree Cutting
First it's a tree for the house, and the next adventure into the woods will be a tree for the office!
Each year, well almost each year, we head out into the woods on the day after Thanksgiving, with a bunch of our friends, and cut down our Christmas Tree. Some years, we seem to cut down a tree that's too tall,
But this year I managed to pick out the perfect height tree!
I supervised while My Faithful Sherpa cut down the tree.
He's hiding in there, somewhere!
After everyone finds their trees, we all get together for a giant potluck picnic. Leftovers, wine, cheese, it's delicious. But next year, us girls have decided we're bringing tables, chairs, table cloths, plates, and setting up a sit down lunch in the middle of the woods. The makeshift table out of found logs worked well, but things kept falling off!
It's amazing to see the difference in the landscape behind us. When were were in this spot two years ago, we had a clear view of Lake Almanor behind us. Look how much the trees have grown!
Eta Alpha's 42nd Holiday Faire
I'll be at the Eta Alpha Holiday Faire on Saturday December 2nd, (tomorrow). It's the sweetest show ever held at Serpilio Hall, Plumas/Sierra County Fairgrounds from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Be sure to come eary and beat the rain and snow!