I can't believe how long it's been since I updated. The dreaded cold virus caught up with all of us here and really brought us to our knees for a solid week and more. Ugh. It's good to be back feeling decent again, and feeling like I want to do more than just sleep and watch television.
Our house is all decked for the holidays and it looks so pretty. I was considering leaving my large Santa collection in storage for the year ~ it just seemed like such a task to haul them all out ~ but I was talked out of their extended hibernation and now I'm really glad. I have one new one this year, a Cincinnati Cyclone Bobblehead Santa. A friend told me that he looks stoned, and I have to agree!
I think he's fun, though, even if he looks too old to make the NHL someday.
This year we have three trees ~ the gold and crystal tree in the family room, the big tree in the living room with all of my glass ornaments, and the paper tree in the dining room. The paper tree is fun, it's got homemade ornaments and paper chains that Shannon and I have made over the years. In the past, the decorations on it have been pretty sparse, so this year we worked on making it better. Shannon made more chains, and yesterday I spend a chunk of time with my craft supplies making more ornaments. Here is a photo mosaic of some of the ornaments that I made yesterday.
It was so much fun getting out the craft supplies yesterday. I haven't done that in a REALLY LONG TIME. I might have to make a few more today. I promised myself that if I finished my chores (laundry, bathrooms, clean the fridge, and mop the hardwood floors), that I'd let myself play with paper and glue for a little bit longer.
Some were easier than others to make, but in general, they were all pretty easy and fun. It was a great way to spend a really cold, snowy day.