|pic - Solid Frog via Miya's pinterest|
So here's my beef with the holidays (oh, come on, you knew it was coming...) - December is absolutely packed to the brim with so many events, gatherings, and seasonal fun that it becomes well, a bit of a drag and the overabundance of specialness looses it's well, specialness...and then January comes along empty, gray and quiet with it's bleak depressing skies...throw in some car window scraping, some itchy sweaters, some icy sidewalks and by February I'm grumpier than all get out...so last night, while furiously trying to put together a holiday card order and realizing that I would have to pay the express fee to get them anywhere near in time to send out for Christmas..it dawned on me...why not take half my December list and move it to January? Those Christmas cards could easily be New Year's cards right? That advent calendar I still haven't gotten around to making? Why not have a January calendar with a fun treat or event everyday of the month? and you know if I skip half my baking projects I might not have to drink smoothies the first half of the new year, eh? So that's my plan...I'm taking it down a notch in December and turning it up a bit in January...balance...it's a good thing!
A couple of happy makers today...
good Christmas music...digging the She & Him holiday station on Pandora - mostly free of cheese (although a Jessica Simpson track did show up - wah?)
and finding something to put on my holiday wishlist (note to husband - Tom Dixon etch candleholder) that is
a) something I didn't already buy for myself (oh yeah, I'm one of those)
and b) not so expensive that I'm embarrassed to ask for it
okay - that's it - Louisa is trying out her typing skills so I better close it up and get going!
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