Tuesday, November 27, 2012
my holiday routine
The laziness of the Thanksgiving holiday belies the storm that is a brewin' in my mind: now begins the wild ride to see how many gift projects I can complete in one month's time!
What I've noticed over past holiday seasons and what I've failed to rectify in any sane manner, is a natural law whereby with each passing day on the advent calender, incredibly wonderful ideas for holiday gifts manifest and I frantically attempt to achieve the unachievable. In past years I've knit ungodly numbers of mittens and hats; sewn increasingly crazier crazy quilt-like tote bags; painted, stamped or drawn home made holiday cards; attempted baking projects well beyond the scope of a novice-can't-follow-directions baker; aspired to personalize photobooks and journals; and engaged in far too many last minute and late night crafting sessions.
I also declare each year that this year I will choose a saner path. I will plan, I will prioritize, I will be realistic.
Yeah, right, silly me! It is the energy of the pressure cooker which transforms kernels of ideas into a popping frenzy of possibilities and ideas.
So here I go! Sewing, stamping, knitting my way into this first week.
First, I will be sure to fortify myself for the long days (and nights) ahead. Thank goodness for left-overs!
I seem to be operating in a out-of-time way (okay, call me chronically late) but I would be remiss not to mention this beautiful and free offering created by a lovely Soul Storm sister, Joanna. It has already started, but there are still many days of goodness ahead. I cannot think of a better way to move through these magical holiday days.
30 Days of Gratitude from Joanna on Vimeo.
My gratitude, always centers on this face:
May your season be merry, bright and full of glitter and joy! xo