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what we made for valentine's day

This year we made little sour cream container things out of cardstock. 

They are easy, semi-fast, and not too much trouble to make 150 of. 

For the girls' teachers we filled them with hershey kisses.  

Crimped the ends so they looked like the official thing:

Then the girls helped me cut out hearts, stamp a little message, and I scrawled their names on 150 of them.

The next step was supposed to be:  punch a hole in the heart and the goodie container, and attach the heart with a ribbon.  I had everything all set up and ready to complete that last step the night before.  After I finished all that, I was going to wrap up the cute Valentine's stuff I had picked up for my niece and get that all ready to take over.

But then at 5:45pm the power went out.   I spent 15-30 minutes trying to figure out what was happening.....because the lights went out, then they flickered, then they cam back on, then faded out.  It was like no power outage I've ever experienced before.  Then in our hallway I detected the dinstinct odor of fire.  Which was scary.

So I took the girls outside and Jesse came home and helped get the candles out.  The smell of fire went away (never did know what that was). 

We ate dinner by candle light. 

I stapled the heart tags onto the little packets of hershey kisses....because I couldn't see well enough to punch holes and tie bows.

I blindly put the present together for my niece, but I ended up forgetting half of it because I couldn't see where it was in the dark.

I went to bed reading by candlelight, which sounds kind of nice but it gave me the worst headache....the flickering made my eyes hurt.

If that's not a lesson to not procrastinate anymore, I don't know what is!  :)


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