Saturday, November 28, 2009

27 days


As I'm writing this I'm starting my 27th day with a cold that will not quit. Well, it's starting to slow down (This next part will be full of TMI but I'm a sharing kinda gal. I won't share my germs but I'll tell you all about them) I still sound like Bea Arthur when I talk, I'm still feeling the pain in the ol' sinuses and I'm still coughing the big phlegmy coughs but it's not the non stop can't get that stuff out kind of cough any more. I think I see the end of the tunnel.

I may have bitten off more than I can chew with a new project for the holidays. Last year we did all our shopping handmade online, with a few exceptions. This year we're doing it all over again except that most of our gifts will be handmade by us, either in the form of a family portrait that I will be setting up in the next week or so (thank all Gods for the timed shutter release) or tree ornaments/ sun catchers that we are putting together. Doing the handmade online thing leaves so much more room to celebrate the season without the stress. We'll be spending more time together as a family baking, decorating and visiting the Bright Lights train and adding some new activities to the list of family time, which leads me to the project that is turning out to be more work that I thought when I decided to do it.

I'm making a handmade advent calendar to help us count down through holidays. Growing up my parents used to bring us the calendars with the cardboard pop out doors filled with cheap chocolate molded into sometimes unrecognizable holiday shapes with the one big door for the 24th. I always wanted to be able to reuse them (I'm a bit of a pack rat). Last year we bought one of them for the Peanut and I got the idea that I should buy a wooden one to reuse every year but with money being so tight I never got around to it. Then a few weeks back I came across a do it yourself version that I thought looked pretty simple...

Well I'm in the midst of making one and I'll be documenting all the bits for another DIY tutorial coming up this week.

4 comments:

Frenzy23 said...

The holidays always seem to be stressful. Take time to take a break! It'll help you get better faster.

D.Suplicki said...

Take a day off and rest, colds are tricky because they cling to you forever. :( Hope you're feeling better soon!

Also, I can't help but ask... is that your tree with Grover in it?? If so, you're my new hero! If not, you still get awesome points for finding a tree full of Grover. :)

TMCPhoto said...

I'm at the tail end, thankfully. The tree is my Ma in laws tree from a few years ago, Grover was stuffed in there to keep him out of the playful clutches of Uncle Moses (Grandma's rambunctious puppy) by Santa.

Shawn Michel de Montaigne said...

Get better soon!

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