So it's a week a half 'til Christmas and do I have everything under control this year, or what?
Yeah. Our presents are not all bought and wrapped, although we've started, which is a big deal for me as usually I am not out and looking until December 23rd (or later) and so typically you get a little Cheryl Road Rage wrapped up with that cute pajama set you're ripping open on Christmas morning.
We have, however, totally decked the SHIT out of our halls.
The weekend after Thanksgiving we got to work on putting up the Christmas lights, we bought a tree, and we pulled in the boxes of decorations and Christmafied the living room and kitchen.
Last year, we purchased a pre-lit artificial tree for the apartment. We thought it would be easier to deal with and we weren't really sure how Bella would react to a tree in the living room, considering she ate everything alive on our balcony. Turns out, the dog couldn't have cared less about the tree and was actually more put out that it took up the sunniest spot in the living room for a month and could usually be found scrunched up into a little ball, lying underneath it in a pathetic attempt to keep her nose in the rays of sunshine coming through the sliding door. This year, I wanted to get a real tree for the living room, and I thought it would be nice to put the fake tree in the bay window at the front of the house, for all passersby to see and admire.
Bella apparently remembered her sunshine-stealing nemisis and behaved this year just as she did last year.
Clearly, we use our treadmill A LOT. Whatever. Don't judge. We've actually moved the tree onto a box and pulled the treadmill forward so that it's usable again, but still, it sits motionless.
And as I claimed in this post, here are photos of some of the ornaments I made last year.
I want to have an ornament to document all of our Christmas' together. We were together in '06, but not cohabiting, so technically 2007 marks the first year.
This one is a large, clear glass ball, filled with sparkly red ribbons. I wrote "Believe" on the glass with gold paint.
This is a small, gold glass ball with gold, purple and red stripes running around it. The stripes are made out of glitter, which I usually despise, but actually had a lot of fun with last year. I have a few other glittery ones hanging on the tree.
I am a big fan of swirls and loops and pretty much any design that is non-uniform and whimsical. This is silver glitter paint on a small, clear glass ball. These were my favorite to make.
I haven't had a chance to make any new ones this year, but I will get around to it this weekend. I have a few ideas in mind so along with baking cookies and making oreo balls and finishing Christmas shopping this weekend, I will try to squeeze in an hour or so of ornament decorating.
Is it just me, or do the days get shorter as we get closer to Christmas?