Thursday, November 19, 2015

Give Thanks

Today Hubby's building had their Thanksgiving lunch. The department goes all out with turkey, ham, and even smoked chicken. Everyone brings a side or desert and we all eat way more than we should (in grand Thanksgiving tradition). We are all thankful we are safe and together for the holidays, it's hard to believe it has been a year since the shoot out on campus.
Sorry for the lack of cool background, we were in a hurry to snap these before it started raining again.
Outfit details:

Dress: Made by me, Butterick 5982
Ponytail- eBay
Earrings: Outlet store
Brooch- Vintage
Belt- Target
Shoes- Outlet Store
Wearing this dress again really makes me want to make another with the striped skirt. This time I may try the 3 color idea on the pattern sheet. I have some Christmas fabrics laying around waiting to be sewn.
I found a cool desk on our neighborhood facebook group that would work well for a sewing desk, Hubby and I picked it up and he glued the bits that needed to be secured. Last night around 11:30 pm I got a crazy idea and started moving furniture around. (Hubby will tell you this is common place for me, he will often come home to a full redo of a room.) I moved the desk I was using out of my sewing room then dragged the monster of a new desk in. I was worried since the new to me desk wasn't as wide that it wouldn't fit as much but it surprised me, I fit more stuff in it freeing up a small bookcase to put larger, bulkier items in. I think I have a little more floor space so I can maybe set up a full size ironing board up when I need to. I can't wait to see the room after the the stuff for the clothes swap this week and the boxes for Christmas gifts are out of there, I might be lucky enough to be able to turn around without hitting something, oh the struggles of smallish older houses.

I have made good progress on Christmas gift making and shopping. I won a few small things and I redeemed some points and coupons to get some good deals.

 I have applied several places for a seasonal job to help out with the finances and pay off car repair bills but I haven't heard back from any yet. It's been hard being out of the workforce for so long, I feel sometimes I get passed by because of it. I am older and more experienced than the last time I had a paying job, it is hard work running household taking care of 6  furry children. Maybe I should add domestic engineer to my resume? 

Have a happy and safe holiday
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