Isn't it funny how sometimes it's the little things in life that make us the happiest? (Or is it just me?) Call me a dummy.....but just this week it occurred to me that I could probably get some good deals on kids books through e-bay. HELLO????!!! I must have been hiding under a rock all these months! As many of you know, this whole envelope decorating fiasco started this spring because my 5 year old great niece learned to read before kindergarten and I decided to send her an early reader a week in a cute envelope. One thing led to another and pretty soon, it was two books a week. One was an early reader (we're up to the 2nd grade level now) and the other was a "series" book of some kind that her parents could read to her before bed and that she would eventually read on her own. So far the A-Z Mystery series was her favorite.....but alas, we have gone through all 26 books in the series (her mom, being a former teacher had some already), plus 5 additional extras that he wrote. Next, I sent a pirate series of 6 books......well, not quite since there is one yet to send. She also likes pirates! No girly-girl here, believe me! So.....I have been searching for another series that she might like and I discovered "Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew"! I "hit" my 2nd hand bookstore this week (which I have used in the past), to look for them, but they only had one. THEN.....the light bulb went off........FINALLY......to search e-bay and I hit the jackpot! In transit to me are 29 "Clue Crew" books (out of the 37 total in the series) for $54 including shipping!! Can you believe? Hello? They're $4.49 each at Amazon. I'm so happy, I could dance on a table! YEAH!!! More fun for me, and for Audrey! (And maybe the postal people who seem to enjoy my drawings too from what I've heard!) So...just a word to the wise....if you are looking for something....check e-bay.....or Craigs list. You never know how a deal might make you a happy camper too!
Not much else going on here. Just the hub-bub of the Christmas festivities. I have a gang of 16 coming tomorrow afternoon/evening for appetizers, and gift opening and then my family on Christmas Day for brunch. So many last minute things to do! I'm sure you all know what I mean. My sweet Toby needs a bath and grooming........
Such a sweet boy! WHO, I'm sorry to say.........will remain our only dog for awhile, it seems! You know I was considering that darling puppy, but my friend, the breeder and I have determined that he will be too small as an adult and might not even make the breed standard for weight. I think she is selling him to a lady in Chicago who lives in a high-rise. He will be perfect for her! This was never a good time of year for me anyway to housebreak a dog! It's just as well.
So, other than that, here are the envelopes for the week:
So, my friends.....until next week, Merry Christmas! I hope all your dreams come true! Love ya!