Good morning all! Today we celebrate things that we like and fill the internet with positive energies. Be sure to check out other positive posts by visiting LeeAnna.
It's spring and despite freezing temperatures and snow last Saturday, most of my plants made it through. Today is the beginning of more seasonable temperatures!
Happily, I had moved hostas before the cold. Nothing kills hostas (except maybe deer) and they survived the cold well!
The cold drove me to the sewing room and I finished my Christmas top!
I love these prints, in particular this one:
I swear my Nana Betty had wrapping paper like this blue background Santa print. As a matter of fact, it seemed like she used the wrapping paper for nearly a decade. This wouldn't be surprising. She and my grandfather had survived the Depression and if wrapping paper was on a sale after Christmas, I am sure she bought a ton of it.
Thinking of this made me laugh. Some of us remember the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973--yes it was a thing then too. But why I remember it was because my grandparents had huge cases of toilet paper in the attic. While the family was lamented the latest shortage (oil, beef, were other products that were either unavailable or too expensive), my grandfather ate his Swiss cheese and crackers in his rocking chair.
"We're prepared," Pop said with great satisfaction, "aren't we Betty?"
The idea of hoarding back then wasn't a social concept although we teased them about all the stuff they had and saved. Nana and Pop were just frugal and always prepared. Having three kids at home plus my brother and I meant the leu was bound to be busy. 😁
Scout and I did a lot of walking in the local parks this past week. It was good therapy!
Well I must get out to the garden as the weather is finally warm enough to plant my tomatoes and annuals.
Have a wonderful week!