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July 30th, 2016 at 08:09 pm

Today didn't turn out the way we had a anticipated. We were supposed to see a play in St. Louis this afternoon, but DH got up with a severe tummy ache and we didn't think we could chance it. He's still pretty weak and tired. We had to lose the money, but better than getting hours from home and getting really sick.

I am trying to stay quiet while he rests so I've been doing some decluttering and organizing. I had a drawer where I kept writing paper and cards. I had gotten an accordion file free a number of years ago, so I decided to organize the birthday, thank you, sympathy, get well, and plain cards using it. I also had holiday cards, but not enough spaces to put them. But, I sorted everything before I started. How in the world I have ended up with about 25 extra envelopes is beyond me. I'm not throwing them out. I'll probably find a use for them somewhere down the road. Most of the cards I purchased at thrift stores and flea markets. One place we frequent, I had bought a package of different cards and the next time I came in, she gave me two more packets and said she noticed I bought cards the last time and since we frequently come in to look, she thought I'd like them. That was especially kind of her. I guess I'm old fashioned, but I like sending cards and notes. I write an elderly friend of mine once a week and I try to use different paper or cards so it gives her something different to look at.

A number of years ago DH and I went on a trip and he found a hand painted lighthouse clock that he liked. The clock itself was just a round clock, but when I had looked around at different shops, I couldn't find a replacement. I was looking today at a clock I had purchased at a thrift shop a couple of years ago for a dollar. While I was dusting it, the clock popped out. It made me think maybe it might fight the one DH really likes. It does and DH is a happy boy. Wish I had thought of it sooner!

Years ago I found some small pillows and my mom had made cases for them. DH uses one in each vehicle to support his back. He claims they are too soft and folds them up. I took an old shirt of his and recovered one and put more stuffing in it to make it more solid. He says he likes it, so I'm going to do the same with the other. I had been saving that shirt for a couple of months until I got around to doing it. I don't have a sewing machine so sewing it by hand takes awhile. Unfortunately DH has gone through his closet since then and has donated a bunch of clothes so I don't have another shirt. We were out thrifting yesterday and I found a shirt that I think will work. It was far cheaper to buy the shirt than it was to buy the material. The funny thing is the I bought the stuffing at a garage sale one of DH's friends was having selling her mom's stuff. The stuffing must have been purchased in the 80s or 90s because that's when the store closed. It was very clean, still sealed, and the whole bag was 50 cents. I bet I didn't even use half of it so I'll have enough to do this other pillow.

I did some canning this week. I added to the pantry by canning some green beans and tomato juice.

Supper will be bland tonight since DH isn't feeling his best. That's OK. I don't mind bland. It was kind of nice catching up on some housework and organization today.

Hope you have a great weekend.

4 Responses to “Saturday”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Save the envelopes! But I guess I say that because I have the opposite problem -- cards with no envelopes. I like to send notecards, too. I'm especially happy that I can send them to my granddaughter now. Even though she can't read, she gets mail at school, which delights her.

    I have a Lenox clock which looks like a little house with a small inserted clockface. The original clockface popped out and got lost, and I scoured thrift shops for years trying to find a replacement to pop in. I never found one, so I ended up having a jewelry store fit it with a new clock. I believe it cost around $40. Wish I had been lucky enough to find it cheap!

    I sew everything by hand as well; I haven't had a sewing machine since the early days of my marriage. I can use my DIL's if I really want to, but I haven't found the need yet.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    You'll find a use for those envelopes! i have a gazillion cards and envelopes; hate to throw them away but i rarely have a reason to write or send one now.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    My daughter found some old stationary in her room she didn't want. Sure it could have been recycled, but I will use it to write my new nieces and probably send some fun mail to my daughter at college!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a great way to repurpose the clock. Smile

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