Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
Today we're not wandering around outside, every photo has been taken within these four rooms I call home.
I've had a really busy time lately sorting out stuff, dragging more stuff from cupboards and still sorting, deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to store in the garage I now have after much nagging at the housing officer about people who have more garages than they are entitled to. My back porch is much more liveable now most of the clutter is elsewhere.
this is just a random photo the camera took all by itself when I put it down
here we see the suitcase that lives in the top-of-wardrobe section, inside it is another, smaller suitcase, filled with framed photos I have no place to display and a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember. On top are several brand new vacuum-storage bags, filled and just waiting for me to drag out the vacuum and suck the air out of them. Mostly winter blankets and floor rugs, couple of coats.
I found what I believe is my Christening Certificate or a copy of it. The odd thing about it is my name, which is not the same name as on all my other documents. Clerical error? Dispute between parents? I'll never know.
I unwrapped a couple of glittery (well they used to be) Christmas trees
and put them way up high where Lola can't get to them. Although I honestly think she doesn't care about such things, doesn't get up on cupboards to check things out at all.
this tiny tree, 8 1/2 cm tall, about 3 1/2 inches is about eight years old and I've never had to change the battery
it's one of those colour changing ones with green,
orange, and also blue, white, purple and red although the colours changed a bit too fast for me to get them all.
this pretty one in the bedroom also has a colour changing globe, but unlike the other one this is a fast blinkblinkblink ten a few slower blinks and back to the fast colour flashes. I can't watch it too long so mostly I leave it turned off.
the beads around the base are just a loose string I put there. Green light here,
and blue here, there is also red, yellow and white but much too fast for me to get pictures of. This one is 18cm tall, about 7 inches.
can't forget the bathroom tree. This one is glass, about five inches tall and the ornaments are hooked through tiny loops in the glass at the end of each branch. A couple have broken and been mended with a tiny dab of superglue.
Notice the cheap single ply toilet paper? I bought a few rolls of that for cleaning up after Lola while we were still working out what she could and couldn't eat. I never knew animals could get IBS.
Lastly, I found>>
the decorated caps I used to wear at the checkout for the month of December, along with dangly Christmas earrings and badges on my shirt.
they were given to us plain and most girls wore them just like that, but my friend J and I got busy with tinsel and stuff, she had flashing and musical things on her caps.
Staging the Holiday
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