Category Archives: Shopping

Moog handles

Craig was telling me that he is thinking about ordering some custom wood handles for the moog voyager rme that is is planning to give to Skip for his birthday. He told me that the handles will make it easier for Skip to move the synthesizer around, and having them made of wood will make the synthesizer more attractive too. I can understand the practicality of handles to make it easier to move it around, but how important it is to make it more attractive is questionable to me. But who am I to argue that point? There are lots of things that people think are great looking that I really don’t care about at all!

Guitar strings

When Ella told me that she needed to go into town to buy some more guitar strings for Eric, I suggested that she check out musician friends website and see if she could buy them online. Sometimes you can find a good price on things like that online, and even after you figure in shipping costs, it sometimes ends up costing you less money buying them online because of the time and expense of driving into town. Gasoline prices may be going down, but when you have to drive an hour to get to the store, it may make more sense to stay home and have things shipped to you.

Whew am I glad Christmas is over

Tired Santa (free clip art)

Tired Santa (free clip art)

I do love Christmas but I’m so glad when it’s all over and I can just sit back and relax for a day or two. It’s rush here and go there and wrap this and ‘Oh no, I forgot that!’

I don’t care what I forgot to buy for who, I will not go out shopping the last week before Christmas. I hate the way they commercialize Christmas. That’s not what it should be. It should be a time to celebrate with family and loved ones. It’s supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Not a celebration to the gift god.

It’s amazing how many people don’t realize that Santa Clause represents the Three Wise Men bringing their gifts to the Baby Jesus at night so as not to bring trouble to him. That’s how Santa Clause came about and what he stands for. Christmas is a celebration of children but we need to all make sure that even the youngest child knows what we are celebrating and why.

Sure they are the center of Christmas but the true center of Christmas is Jesus Christ. No I’m not a religious fanatic but I do know that there is something or someone greater than I am.

Things I ordered just arrived

UPS truck (free clip art)

UPS truck (free clip art)


Boy was I glad to see the UPS truck pull in. I had ordered a bunch of stuff from abcdistributing and it was getting a bit too close to Christmas for my comfort. I was scared to death that something had happened to my package because it was supposed to be here three days ago. They had never let me down at ABC Distributing before so I kept my fingers crossed and hoped for the best. I almost gave the UPS guy a big hug when he knocked on my door.

I kept remembering one Christmas when Mom ordered just about everything we girls were getting from JC Penney’s and they promised her that she would have the items by the beginning of December. Well it didn’t come and it didn’t come and Mom called and called and all they could tell her is it was shipped and should be there and IF it isn’t, then give it a day or two and it will be there.

Just four days before Christmas, Mom had to go out and try to find presents for us for Christmas. It was crazy and we didn’t get hardly anything we had asked for but it was still a good Christmas. Then in February, the UPS guy knocked on the door with a package……………you guessed it, our Christmas presents. Mom told him to take it back and make sure they took as long to get it back to JC Penney’s as it took for them to get it to her.

Foxy lady

Dept 56 Winter Fox

Dept 56 Winter Fox

When I found these two collectible foxes online through dept 56 for only $10.50 each, I just knew that I had to order them to give to my friend DeeDee for a Christmas gift! She collects everything she can find that is fox-related, and I am sure she would be absolutely thrilled to get these two cute little guys to add to her collection! I can’t wait to see the expression on her face when she opens the gift!