I’m Dreaming of a Purple Christmas

Did you hear the music?  Yeah, yeah, I know it’s supposed to be “White” Christmas, but this is my world!  And it’s purple all the time!!  Real life is purple for me, no matter the occasion.

Why am I already decorating for Christmas? Because I’m having the First Christmas Party of the year on Saturday!  (I don’t like to fight the crowds! )

I put up the lights around 1 door frame, so far.  Then I had to rest.  (Because of that whole recovery thing, remember??)

I want to put them all around my windows, but I only have 3 70 light strings.  (that was how many was left on clearance after Halloween.  Why would I pay full price before??)  So probably only the big window will get the lights.  Oh well, that will be good enough.  If I can even get those up.  I tried, and couldn’t do it.  And only 1 1/2 strings lit up.  What’s that about??

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To this:

Sparkly! Purple!

Sparkly! Purple!

Pretty, huh?  (I confess, I had help.)

Then, on to the baubles,and beads.  Ornaments, if you insist.

 Just happens to be my middle name.  (Could that be why I love it???)

Just happens to be my middle name. (Could that be why I love it???)

I'm a star!

I’m a star!

Now that my living room is all decked out for Christmas, I’m ready to PAR-TAY!!

But I Was Gonna…..

You remember “Saga of the Sad Bare Windows“, right?  (since it was only yesterday, I hope so! Lol)

It only had cafe curtains, but I was gonna make valances too.  (Oh, you didn’t know the seamstress was me??)

slob, humor, seamstress

Me sewing industriously


Due to a change of circumstances, my table disappeared.  So I can’t sew anymore. So, the valances didn’t get made, but I posted anyway.  (Cuz, ya know, the blog MUST go on!)  Also, to be honest it was a touch of laziness, (I can feel some of you shuddering at even the mention of the “L” word!) even before the table disappeared.

Okay, okay, a lot of laziness, then the table disappeared and I literally couldn’t sew at that point, because I’m not handy at balancing the sewing machine on my knees.  So many excuses……

Anyway, I’ll be moving again shortly, due to another change in circumstances, (being on the walker full time), so the curtains would need to be changed anyway.  So, it’s a good thing I didn’t waste anymore time or material, right?? Right??  Please tell me I’m right!!

As always, I’ll kiss and tell some more later.

BTW, how do you like this header?  Does it make you want to do violence like my giant head did??

I really like this one, but in all honesty, I wish I could figure out how to make it smaller!  Any of you techie bloggers out there,  please feel free to give me advice!!

Saga of the Sad Bare Windows

Once upon a time, there were 2 sad, bare windows.


The light shone dimly through them.  The dark seeped through them.  They knew they were not fulfilling their true beautiful potential.

One day a seamstress came to visit,



and noticed how sad they were.  She exclaimed, “Oh, windows!  I see how sad you are, I’m here to help.”

The windows were so excited, they sparkled happily.

So, the seamstress sat down and sewed all night.  In the morning, the windows were dressed in gorgeous Purple cafe curtains.


The windows were so happy to have the gorgeous Purple skirts that they sparkled and shone so brightly that the seamstress had to wear shades.



The End