i've been stalling and procrastinating about the christmas shenanigans that need to happen each year in order for ME to be happy. the crafting to my loved ones that i like to do because i enjoy giving handmade items to those who enjoy my craftiness. i've been in a weepy, bah-humbug-ish mood that has deepened further into a scary feeling situation for me the last few weeks. knowing that my son and his family, with my grandtwins, won't be joining us this year from across the country wasn't helping my spirits.
i had a bit of inspiration with some secret stuff the other day, and that helped. slapping color down is always therapeutic for me. i was also looking for affirmations for these gifts, so the act of using google in such a positive way, and writing down some wise words for myself, helped break the cloud a bit more.
then, while shopping for gifts yesterday, i came across an advent calendar that made me smile so big! my sweetie got it for me in hopes that my smile would continue as i moved the candy cane from pocket to pocket.
i did a lot of smiling yesterday, because sweet man must have touched something with glitter, and he sparkled in the sunlight for the rest of the day. i called him "sparkles" and he glared good naturedly.
i can't show what i'm making, but i can show you this...
oh, the disaster that precedes the holidays
it stinks to not be able to share what i'm working on, cause i'm so proud and happy with how it's coming together. soon the gifts will be opened and i will be able to share here. for now, mum's the word.