Thursday, August 30, 2018

Yes! I'm getting a Hallmark Oswald ornament!

I wanted one of these since they first announced it on Hallmark's website:

First, I love Oswald and this is a great item, taken right from one of his shorts. It also reminds me of Steamboat Willie by using the B&W. Second, this will be great in my Magic Kingdom Christmas parade that I put together late in the season last year.

But! You have to be a member of the Keepsake Ornament Club which is $50. So the $20 ornament would cost me $70 total. Then a lot of people on eBay started selling them around the same price and higher.

No one I knew belonged to the KOC, so it looked like I wasn't getting one.

Then last night, I got one for $25! Yes, I'm also paying for $32. When I faced $70 -- I never thought I'd get it for anything less than $40! I'd started saving up so I had the price plus extra set aside.

OK, yeah, when I think of what I'm spending... but let's not go there. I'm getting I'll get a lot of use of and really like. I'll had Christmas elements to it to fit in the parade; it's going to be good.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lizzie turns 5!

At least, today's the day the shelter gave her for a birthday. Our sweet, loving little girl. I'm so glad we adopted you! John would be so lonely if we hadn't.


Monday, February 26, 2018

My mom and me and a little koala

When I was a little girl, my mother got me a little clip on koala bear for Christmas as a stocking stuffer. I loved it. I had it for a long time but somehow lost it over the years. Last October, a friend suggested I come with her to a yard sale and there he was on a table. I told the people you have no idea how much this little guy means to me. He gave me such a good feeling right now of my mom and me. His name is Qantas, just like the first one.



Problem was, I wore Qantas on my jacket like you see above and nearly lost him three times when I brushed up against something and he fell to the ground. I'm too afraid of losing him, so I put him inside a purse pocket for safety. But I missed wearing him.

Then I stumbled upon this necklace in an etsy shop. It's perfect: it's my koala with a koala mom & child! And they're hugging me!
So now I wear that and keep Qantas with me. I first thought the chain was too short because I can't see them, but they do fit perfectly with my Bond Between Sisters necklace (a gift from Terry).