I have discovered the joys of after Christmas shopping. I must say...I've never done it much before.
I'm always too busy working to have time to shop the After Christmas Sales.
But this year...since I'm working a lot in Pier 1...
I can't seem to resist those can't pass them up bargains.
Hence...my little winter mantel scape shown here today.
It all started with those sweet little fat birds.
They were cute at full price but I didn't need them.
At 75% off plus my discount....they just had to come home with me.
Same for the little bird's nest.
I don't decorate for Christmas in a natural way....no real branches and stuff in my Christmas decor.
So it's fun to break out the natural stuff for January.
I had the bits of greenery bought at Michaels before Xmas cause they were just too pretty to not get.
I added some of my mercury glass and...
twigs I brought in from the yard.
I splattered some white paint on them and snowy glitter...and they became the perfect thing
for my little fat birds to rest upon.
But of course...now I'm thinking of Valentine Decor so this will change up soon.
Speaking of bargains....
I bought these the other day at 90% off
They were less than $1 each!
I bought 8. They will turn up on my Thanksgiving table next year.
But I have to say it was not much fun buying pumpkins when the store was full of
glorious Easter stuff.
But I'll be glad I got them next fall.
Mainly, I bought candles at 90% off.
That is fun....because you can burn them without an inkling of guilt.
So...Mom went back to the surgeon today and she got a passing grade.
She is doing fine. She had fluid around her lungs and that had to be drained off but
that is a pretty common thing...according to the doctor.
But after going to the Heart Hospital, having the little procedure and running around a little.
(We made a quick stop at Ross)
She was very worn out and ready to get back in bed.
She didn't feel so hot.
Her recovery continues.....
pretty good considering the surgery was only three weeks ago.
She has agreed to stay with me awhile longer.
She thought she wanted to go home very soon but today convinced her she needs to take it easy
for another two weeks at least.
The surgeon said really 8 weeks before she'd feel decent enough to be on her own.