This view, however, is not so good. This is my dining room. It's got the best light in the house - good for photography, not so much for eating. I've been moving furniture all morning trying to capture the last bit of sunlight before the rain came in. It's all gone now, as you might be able to tell. The sunlight, that is. Not the mess. The mess will be there quite a while, I suspect.
The snowmen candles are my favorite make-cute-photos-for-Etsy items this year. I've got a few waving snowman candles. The one who's gently blushing is new this year, and I'm not sure that he's a Gurley. He's adorable, though. I love the way his head tilts so it looks like he's always admiring something. This is why I have a blog: so I can wax (ha, ha) poetic about the expressions on my snowman candles. When I tell Mr. Oodles things like this, he tells me I need to get out more.
Did you know that Thanksgiving is ONE WEEK from tomorrow? Honest to Pete, I did not. I thought it was the following week. I lost a week somewhere. Maybe in the time change, although I think we were supposed to gain time with that, not lose it. Anyway, me losing a week any time of the year is bad, but this time of year, it's very, very bad. So I will be here editing photos and typing Etsy listings just as fast as my fingers (and my sluggish computer) will go because I am seriously, seriously behind.
Which brings me to this: What better time to offer my services to you?
Here's the deal: I often get questions in comments (and the last few days, a number of Etsy convos) about Christmas ornaments. Sometimes I get a chance to answer. The last week or so, not so much. But I've got a mini-collection of questions to answer, and I'm just going to answer them here, in one post. So if you've got a question about ornaments, ask it now. If I can answer it, I will. If I can't, I won't. (It's hard for me to identify specific ornaments without seeing them in person, and even harder to say what something's worth, so keep it general if you can.)