When I think back on it now, it surprises me that we didn't work in front of the television. I guess nothing good was on. That was back in the day of only 4 channels and one of them was educational tv. Or maybe we just liked each other's company. Yeah, that's it!!
Anyway, we made tons of ornaments---from a kit---we just had to follow directions. Today, they are some of my most prized ornaments. I wonder what happened to all the rest. We have very few left.
The kits were really cheap---maybe 2 bucks for---like---50 ornaments. Each year, we did one set.
Each one had a back. In storage, some had stuck together so are a bit ratty and torn. Still, I love to have them as a reminder of the "lean" years. They are simple ornaments. But our life was pretty simple then too. Well, maybe not. Butch was working full-time and going to college. I guess our lives were just simple in the money department. We didn't have any. We barely scraped by. If I spent $1.00 too much at the grocery store, that meant I couldn't pay another bull in full for the month. It's kind of hard to remember how we really had to keep track of every nickel. I think Butch would like it if we returned to those days of NO spending. Me, not so much!
What I remember most is how much fun we had making them. Or maybe it was just doing something together. We don't do that much these days. He doesn't stitch, cook or scrapbook. I don't golf, bike or watch football. Soooooo, I decided to plan a Christmas activity for us this year---the Legos project. Since I've already blogged about that (remember the double gin and tonic---you have to skip down the post?), I'll just show you the finished results.