Whew! That was a crazy-busy Christmas season! I’ve never been such an inconsistent (uh…absent?) blogger at Christmastime before. I can’t recall any Christmas in recent history when I was as disorganized as this one, or when more things went wrong. If you received a Christmas card from us…well…let’s just not even go there. Just be grateful (please!), because it was one mishap after another until it went in the mailbox. (And while we’re on that subject, yes, that was a perfectly awful picture of me in your card. The picture where my face didn’t look fat, well that was lost until all the cards were stuffed with the wrong picture. Oh joy!) And if I find out that no one received a Christmas card from us, I will not be surprised if I forgot to put stamps on them. The good news is that after all the blunders, Christmas and the days until now were delightful!
Here’s a glimpse at some of the preparations leading up to Christmas, minus the photos of me pulling out my hair and reminding myself to keep my focus on the real reason for the season. Don’t we all feel like that sometimes?
We kept the UPS man very busy! Since my family was coming for Christmas, I suggested they just have gifts shipped here. I think the UPS man must’ve wondered what on earth was happening, that he was at our house daily for weeks!
I spent a lot of time wrapping presents! I LOVE to wrap presents! This particular one was headed to a friend who happens to love antique brooches. Fortunately, there also happens to be an antique store near us that sells vintage and antique brooches for bargain prices! I enjoy surprising her with a brooch pinned to the ribbon of her gifts!
Christmas Day pictures coming soon!