Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday's Thoughts

I wanted to come up with some brillant title for my post today...but, alas, no. Sorry I haven't posted but I have been sick, sick, sick. I haven't been out of the house in days and I haven't been able to do what I need to do, but I got knocked out for the count with this yuk...whatever it is. I did manage to start some wrapping.
I have had time to listen to some Christmas music and to think about the real meaning of Christmas.

I received a gift. I won this precious snow fella from Shoul Creek Cottage's giveaway. He is so cute and the handiwork is amazing.

I bought these little guys from our grocery store BEFORE I got sick. They were $4.99 apiece. Thought that was a good deal....

Until I got to the register and they were

$3.50 apiece!
Be still my heart! Is anyone else out there having fits over the tremendous sales out there. Some of the stores are practically paying you to take their stuff. My kind of shopping. On the news today it said that the Dollar Tree was up 43% this quarter and the 99 cents store 36% over the year. No Kidding! My husband and I always say EVERYTIME we are in there, what we could have done with a store like that when our kids were little! I know some people don't like the dollar stores - and there is some "junk", but I am telling you, many, many times when people love something I have, I tell them, got it at the dollar store. Sure, I may have to tweak it a bit...but that is fine with me. Anyways, I am still alive, and I better be out and about by tomorrow, or someone - probably my hubby - will be hearing about it!!!

Oh, and I did change my header and background for the holidays. I hope you like it.


Alex said...

So sorry to hear that you have been so sick. :( But glad to hear that you are doing beter! :) And yes, the sales are MARVElous this year!


Happy @ Home said...

So sorry to hear that you have been sick, Ceekay. That's so frustrating especially at this busy time of year. It sounds like you have made the best of it.

Congratulations on winning the giveaway.


celestina marie said...

Hi Ceekay,
I too am a dollar store shopper. I find the best treasures to use with painting or decorate with. I think it is fun to get the great deals. You sure found some wonderful treasures.
Hope you are feeling better. WOW I got to visit twice in one day. Love it!
See you soon, have a great week.
hugs, Celestina

Betty said...


Your reindeer are beautiful...I like the prize you won....

Dollar Stores are's so much fun to carry my grandchildren in and say, "you can choose anything in the store"....

I'm sorry you've been husband has had and still has the'crud' we call it....

Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my sweet little clay pot nativity.....

Merry Christmas...I'm celebrating the birth of Christ not the birth of a Holiday....Blessings...Betty

Lady Katherine said...

Get well soon and go get me a deer! Love them!

Needled Mom said...

I love you Christmas look. How clever of you to put that together.

So sorry that you haven't been feeling well. There seem to be so many folks with the "gunk" these days.

I know that our 99.9cent store is doing really well these days. It is amazing what you can get there.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a positive post! I hope you get to feelng better real soon!

I love Dollar Tree!

Your banner looks great!


Anonymous said...

One year my family and friends all got tiny nativity figures of the Holy Family found in the Dollar Store. They were white ceramic and fit nicely in your hand .
I am in Canada so even more of a bargain because they would have been less than a dollar in U.S. currency. HaHa.
Brenda in Saskatoon, Canada

Kathy said...

I was glad to hear you sounding better tonight. Love your Shoul Creek snowman!

And, yes, don't ask - I AM on my way to bed NOW!

I'll talk to you tomorrow or Wednesday...


Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your blog looks marvelous. So sorry to hear you have been sick, but glad you are on the road to recovery! (I just love your blog) Valerie

A Hint of Home said...

I hope you're better today.
All your things are very pretty. I love all the sales out there. Got some at Pier One yesterday.
Congrats on the giveaway!

Shelia said...

Morning, Ceekay! Oh, poor thing, I hope you get to feeling better soon! I do love all your pretty decorations! We all have so much to do, don't we? It's hard to get the rest you need. You're right about being a dish diva! We can't help it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carrie said...

Your header is very nice and festive.

beth at aunties said...

I am so sorry you have been so ill and especially at this time of year.
Please continue to get better
and enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
I agree with the dollar store. I am in charge of buying toys for 50 Christmas stocking for precious little poverty stricken children for a party on Saturday. With 50 to buy for I headed to the dollar store yesterday. I was amazed at what I found to fill these stocking up.
Take good care of you!
hugs, Beth~♥

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Sorry you've been sick...hope you're feeling better real soon. We'll be praying for you.


Anonymous said...

All your decorations are great.
Stop by my blog when you have time. I have an award there for you.

Hey Rachie Kae said...

Sooo cute! What lovely things you have. I loved the Crystal ornement inspired decoration. Love it!

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