Friday lists are back

After two weeks of family sadness and no lists, I am bringing them back.  Today’s is not all fun, though. It has real work on it.

I have to go to Ellsworth to a meeting for a couple of hours, then go to Bangor for another one.  Yes, I know it is Friday, but this happens now and then. Following that, I hope I have time to do a little shopping for A.  Since she never reads this blog (can you believe it?) I can tell you that I will be going to Lowe’s for the miter saw stand she wants, and I will be looking for a chair repair kit she mentioned.  And maybe find a few stocking stuffers while I am there.  From there, I head to Down east Toyota for a service appointment, and I hope that while there, I will be able to do a bit of shopping online, I have my eye on a waffle iron for A as well.  If I don’t order it soon, it won’t get here on time.  Any one have any ideas for things to get her that don’t cost a fortune, but that someone who likes to build things and be active would like?

A has to work today, but she gets out early.  So she will come looking at the Toyota dealer for me, and if I am there, we will head out for an early supper in town before we come home.  She offered to do my Christmas shopping for me, but I said no, I want there to be SOME surprises!

Each evening I work on the Christmas cards, they are coming together fast – I am on the glitter stage, which is a bit slower as I lack cleared surfaces to put them on to dry. So I do about a dozen a day, and should have this stage done this weekend.  Then comes writing out the envelopes and mailing them off.  Got the stamps already, so I think I am good to go. Can’t wait to share them with you, I hope I get good pictures.

Also working on my Christmas knitting, have a bit to get through in time to mail things off.  I did just find out last night that I have until the 21st for the things I will send home with niece B when she goes home for Christmas.  It is nice not to have to ship their presents.  I think that means I only have two packages to mail this year! I should get some of that done this afternoon as well, as I am almost done with a knit gift that needs mailing.  Maybe tomorrow I will actually get those things out.  Then I have to do the knitting for the girls in CT for B to transport.  THEN I can get back to hats.  I found a new challenge on She Makes Hats blog, and it is a good one – check it out at http://www.shemakeshats.com/ I can do this one, even with Christmas knitting to do.  Actually, I probably have some that fit the bill in my hat bag.   And my sister told me about an organization in her neighborhood in Portland named Root Cellar http://www.therootcellar.org/?page_id=35 that can use things for grown ups as well, so I will probably give her some hats for that.  And I still want to fill my bag for the Nest http://nestmaine.blogspot.com/ .  I’ll be busy with needles for a long time to come! I also have another lace scarf in mind – a wonderful woman at work loves them as I work on them, so I think I will surprise her with one some day in late spring.

That’s it for today – I have to go get ready for work – blah.

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