Two years ago, we went to Wisconsin in December for my exceptional grandson Cam’s birth. While there, we went to Discovery World Science and Technology Center. Just inside the door was a snowman made of plastic cups. Here is Daughter Jennifer holding newborn Cam and admiring the snowman. I was charmed.
I vowed to make a snowman for myself, even though I think it is silly to have a snowman in the Florida keys. We came here to get away from cold and snow, after all. This is the year. We drove to Key West, to the restaurant food store, and bought some plastic cups. Then I started stapling them together until I got a cramp in my hand.
I am not a craft person! My snowman is uneven and crooked. He tilts forward. Some of the cups stick out uneven with the ones around it. The three sections don’t match up very well. He was pathetic. But after I painted the bottoms of some small cups with Magic Markers to make eyes, nose, and buttons and then put a scarf around his neck. He looked great!
We stuck a rope of lights in the top of his head and this is what he looks like at night.
Andy named him Cuppy. He is about 40 inches tall, bigger than I expected him to be.
It has been raining for days and days. My garden is growing.
We have a large crop of tiny green tomatoes. I just hope they make it to harvest. The iguanas are a problem here.