Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter is Approaching.

I sit here chuckling as I type that.  Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that winter doesn't begin until December 21st.  Here in the Northeast we got slammed with a snowstorm in October.  Personally we were very lucky, our power was out for just under 12 hours.  I've got some friends that were out a week.  Not cool with the crazy temps we've beeen experiencing overnight.

Anyway...winter, jackets and carseats.  Wow!  I never really thought about any of this before.  Little Miss H was given a gorgeous coat by her aunt.  So I just figured that would be her winter coat.  Upon closer examination  I noticed how puffy it is and thought there's no way she'll fit in the carseat with this!  Then I discovered that children are not supposed to wear puffy jackets in carseats.  Have I told you how much I love the internet???  Off to Google I went.  It seems carseat ponchos would be a good option for us. But at approximately $45 dollars each, they are not in this cheap frugal momma's budget.  Afterall, it's just a blanket with a hole in it.  Ha ha, famous last words. 

That very afternoon I dove into the craft closet looking for some fleece.  Between that evening and the next I put together a hand sewn double layer fleece blanket.  Excellent!  The next day I found a bowl and placed it on H's head...great fit...trace the bowl, cut out the circle..and way too big!  Back to the drawing board to close up the hole.

What was I thinking???

Start a blog, no problem there.  Start a blog, a new job and try and get ready for the holidays with a 9 month old.  Ha!  To say things here have been crazy would be an understatement. I will not be posting anything regularly until the holidays are over.  Right now there is just too much going on.  I'm trying to prep for Christmas and Hanukkah, traveling home for the holidays and get into the routine of a new job.  Oh boy!