Well, it's like this. The calender is going faster than I can keep up and that, above, is all I want to do. Plug my ears and keep saying, "It's NOT December.....it's NOT December...."But reality sets in and I have found myself hustling between decorating and studio time, running from one end of the house to the other and while I am accomplishing things, I have had little time for small enjoyments, LIKE MY BLOG.
Amazing how that is the first item to go down the tubes when the pressure gets on.
The family room has taken on it's holiday flair, the downstairs needs more but may not get it and the studio has been busily getting cleaned so I can get the church hanging off the wall and onto the floor for doing all the backing (BY HAND) and trimming out. That one frightens me.....
All the while I have kept this marvelous cough that came with one form of the creeping crud about two months ago, and I will not go to the Doctor for fear of coming home with another form. Just hang on till after Christmas......and I'll be fine! ;-)
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have the whole month of December with no tasks---just to enjoy the coming of Winter and not feel like I have been run through a wringer by the time the new year arrives. I am all for that! (I am all for breathing too, but neither one is happening, without a lot of labor)
Somehow December gets hijacked by pressure from the outside world to meet a certain criteria of buying, showing off and excess; I just prefer the quiet and when it comes, the snow. It seems to calm the whole world down.
There is nothing I crave more than evenings spent curled on the couch with a holiday show on the TV, my knitting and DH in the chair, sometimes snoring. The lights are low, the tiny sparkling Christmas lights glowing warmly and everything is good in the world. Time stands still for a moment---there is just that tiny moment to think about and enjoy.
That's what I'm going for--the little moments.
They are special and tend to be over run.
One up side to all this hecticness.....I have had time to start a piece of art *for me*!!! I will probably post it after the first of the year.
I anticipate my next post being the church hanging done, then I will be off blog until the holidays are under control, or I have something more to post.
I miss everyone but dang it, I can't create the hours I find I need.
I hope everyone has their holidays in order and not running like a spastic chicken!
You can always plug your ear, click your heels together and repeat three times......"It's NOT December....it's NOT December...." I'd like to say it would transport you to some magic land where everything is done, but most likely it will just garner odd looks from your family members and I do not recommend doing it in a public place. You might get *transported* alright, but not where you want to go!
And now, I'm off to get the blade on the John Deere......be still my heart........