I've got Oprah on the TV right now. Her "Favorite Things" show is going to be on next Tuesday. I'd love to be in the audience for that show, wouldn't you? They get so much free crap, it's unbelievable.
This post is actually going to be about something that I decided to get Danielle for Christmas. For the past several months, my poor, deprived 15 year-old daughter has been getting ready in the mornings...doing her hair, putting on makeup...at her makeshift vanity. Which is actually an old rectangular mirror leaning up against the wall in her room, with a towel spread out on the floor in front of it. It looks like this:
I know, pathetic, right? So I've been scouring Craigslist for the past few weeks, looking for something hopefully under $50. Wednesday I saw this listed:
Only $30 for the vanity and the stool, and it has a glass top in case you spill stuff on it, you don't ruin the wicker. Yay! I went and picked it up today. I noticed that the wicker bench has a couple of small holes in it. So I went and picked up one of these:
And some pretty black silky material with red flowers on it:
And if you're thinking that I'm going to say that I'm going to make a pretty cushion for the bench, well, you're WRONG! Because I can't sew anything. I'm going to have my mom make a pretty cushion for the bench. And I'm excited about this, because I think Danni's really going to love it. And it's going to be a complete surprise, she has no idea. I have the vanity stashed at mom's house right now. This is one of the things I do love about Christmas, surprising people. Maybe this will help me get into the proper frame of mind. Well, that and that fact that by next Thursday, the high is only supposed to be in the mid-60s. I really hope the lovely people at weather.com are not lying to me, because 65 degrees would make me so happy. You should have seen the dance I did yesterday when it was overcast. Well, actually I'm probably glad you didn't.