Tuesday, December 2, 2008

sleigh bells are ringing

It is very nice to read through my blog list and see all the decorating about. It's so motivating, it really makes me happy. Christmastime is hard to be away from my family (I know, wah wah wah) but the truth is everyone always ends up too busy to sit around and drink minty hot chocolate anyway. This is what I tell myself. But it would be nice to have one of my sisters stop by and serve her a tea biscuit on a vintage Santa paper plate. Because I have been saving these plates for like 10 years and could only use one on someone who would:

a) gasp at the cuteness of it

b) not take into account the old mothy smell

I just a ate a handful of Good and Plenty, I'm not a big candy person but yes they were good and yes I feel like I have sugar running through my veins (which for you equates lots of babbling).

A website worth sharing whether you homeschool or not (I don't) or even if you don't have kids (this I have and as a matter of fact Henry has vomited on me several times in the last 48 hours) is the Advent Calendar at Teaching Mom. There is lots of information, I look forward to it, each day.

Decorating has been sporadic here, I want to, but seem only good at carrying items around the house wondering where to put them. This I am very good at.

Another thing I am good at is saying "Nutcracker" when I need a reactionary thing to say. Try it. You won't be able to stop. You could also say "Son of a Nutcracker" if you're angry. But say loud like SON OF A NUTCRACKER. From Elf. But it's gets annoying, so I'm told.

Let's move on...

I made this fabric tree from McCall's 5778. It's one of those things that if you look at it too much you're not sure if you like it. Hadley said it looks like a tree made from someone who has a serious addiction to fabric. I guess she's right, trees look better when they are green and pokey. My kids like to tell me stuff, and usually I appreciate their honesty except when someone was four (I won't name names but it rhymes with Schmadley) they told me I looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I have sat up straight ever since.

Seriously, don't do it.


creative breathing said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Your posting about your holiday decorating is just too funny. It sounds like your children make fun of your cuteness the way mine do! Thank goodness commisaries have changed. It's been a long time since those days for me, but they were so much fun! Happy Holidays! Elizabeth

Lavender Dreamer said...

What beautiful decorations...and save that paper plate! It's vintage! heehee! I like the Advent Calendar ...very cool! Thanks....and pass the bag of candy!