I have to be honest, Dear Reader, I was pretty enthused about the holidayup until a few days ago in spite of some rather serious personal anxiety issues I've been dealing with, computer issues I'd been wading through, and of course our own family's personal fiscal cliff which most real folks always deal with at Xmastime anyway, but then some very sad stuff happened, including the loss of our 19 year old kitty, Missy, about which I am so sad I don't even want to share a picture. :O( Suffice to say she'd been my daughter's constant fur companion from the time my daughter was born, 17 years later it's not LIKE losing a family member, it IS losing a family member. And it's sucky trying to help your kid deal with such loss when you're not that completely okay yourself.
So I'm carrying on toward the holiday with a heavier heart and not quite as much pep as I had previous, distracting myself with last minute stocking stuffer strategies and shiny things to keep my mind busy.
Here's an ornament I made for a couple of pals' first Xmas as Mr. & Mrs.. A pair of dollar store lovebirds adorned with brightly colored feathers which match the couples' hair! Yes I am cool enough to know a guy with teal hair at my age!
Happy Xmas Sara & Shawn
Paper cake boxes for a swap
It's Christmas Eve Eve! I need to clean some stuff and cook some stuff and figure out what Santa can pull out of his
bum bag since I he ran out of cash before finishing his shopping cuz of that fiscal cliff thing I got pushed off of, but that's another story. Livin' on the edge. Happy nigh onto Christmas kids!