Today at the thrift store, The Blue Eyed Cyclone wanted a talking Barney book.
It was my fault.
I told her and her sister to each choose a book. Nevertheless, I couldn’t stomach the idea of paying for that book when I knew I was going to have to make it disappear ASAP.
No other book would do. I tried. So I started playing big cards.
“If you put this book back, I’ll make you a new tutu today.”
She didn’t think twice before cramming the book back on the shelf and we came home with three spools of Halloween print tule ($1.25 each at said thrift store). Holding up my end of the bargan, I started cutting tule strips as soon a the younger two went down for a nap.
In a moment of sanity before starting supper, I slipped into the sewing room (aka. my bedroom) and stitched the ends of an elastic length together. Then I started making. One or two strips here and there.
Stir the pasta sauce. Add a strip.
Turn the sausages. Add a strip.
Set the table. Add a strip.