Will it work for an outdoor Christmas tree? At night it is quite lit. The power ends of the cords aren't quite twinkling, but they're lit.
It actually warmed up these last couple of days. I almost don't like it. The wind was threatening to start blasting with a gusto, but it died down. The slushy roads will turn to guess what. Need a massage by the time I drive too far. I actually felt a few snowflakes tonite while I was outside hauling out trash. That would be Mom Job #412. Anyway, it was 32 degrees when I ran to get Tia from school today. Gotta love those calls. "This is the nurse from Colony Middle School. Tia is in the nurses office and really needs to go home." Again? So she didn't feel good this morning, but I did the mom thing and sent her anyway. She was home last week Thursday and Friday with a stomach ache. Fine all weekend. What's up with a stomach ache again on Monday. Does sound a bit fishy, doesn't it? When I got to the school to pick her up, I felt horrible. She was white as a sheet. I don't own any white sheets, but I'm imagining what white sheets probably look like. Brought her home, fed her Ibuprofen and ran back to work. She's fine this evening. Wonder what morning will bring.
So, speaking of Christmas trees. Christmas this year is going to be a bit on the slim pickin' side. I just spent several hours on the phone with Ronda. Love those chats. :) She had several fabulous ideas. Idea #1: plasma donation. I don't know if they pay for it here or not, but they do in Phoenix. Might be a bit on the negative side financially for me to boogie down there to earn $50, but am going to check and see if Anchorage has any such thing. My vehicle gets about 10mpg ... let's say 60 miles to the donation site (if one exists) ... that should be 6 gallons, right? Now ... at $3.50ish a gallon we're up to $21 for a trip to town. Hmmm. If they pay big money it might be worth it. That means I only put $30 in my pocket. Unless they pay like $150 per visit. Then it might be worth it. Might be able to buy more than a tub of licorce at Costco. Might even make it to the produce section of the store. Enough of that idea. Idea #2: I'll share another day after I check it out myself. (That wasn't nice, was it?)