Friday, November 30, 2012

Trying to get in the Christmas spirit

Oh, Christmas Spirit, where art thou?

We've had snow since October. Decorations have been up in stores for over a month. Christmas music plays on the radio.

I'm just not feeling it yet.

Too busy, I suppose. Too focused on other concerns. I told Mr. P not to buy me any presents this year. I don't need anything and I don't want him spending money needlessly. I'd rather go on a trip than have "stuff". We agreed not to go overboard with each other or the OnlyChild, but I think he ignored me. And the OnlyChild - well, she has a list as long as my arm. And on that list, among the requests for purses and face cream and clothes, is a trip too. I told her she can't have all that junk AND a trip. Sigh.

Anyway, I'm trying to find the Christmas Spirit.

I've made a couple of presents:

Aprons for my friend Kim's little girls.

Here's the reverse of them:

I have enough fabric to make one more of each and a friend at work wants me to make them for her girls. She says she'll pay me, but I have no idea how much to ask. I mean, my time alone would make them unaffordable. I think I'll just make them and give them to her rather than ask too much (or too little).

I've made a couple of other things too, but I can't really show them on here. You never know who's watching haha.

If you have any extra Christmas Spirit (or jolliness in general), send it my way please. I really want to get into this season!


Lynne said...

It doesn't feel a bit like Christmas to me either but I say that every year. I started playing Christmas music in my sewing room today but it hasnt helped. Yesterday and today were extraordinarily hot, even by our summer standards (both around 104*). Christmas is often very warm but not as bad as this -- it feels like we've skipped December and gone straight to February (our hottest and most humid month), this morning the humidity was 95% after a storm overnight! But Christmas has a way of sneaking up on us whether we feel like it or not!

Thimbleanna said...

When all of your friends send you some Christmas spirit, I hope you'll share. Not feeling it here either. At least you have snow. And cute gifts now too!

Anonymous said...

No extra Christmas spirit here either as we are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. But I'm ok with that. Going simple is fine with me.

I'm with you on saving money for a trip instead! Enjoy the time not being spent on shopping & decorating! And don't feel guilty about it. :) Christmas is not about all of that anyway.

andsewon said...

Here are some long distance hugs! XOXO Hope they help. Same here not doing too much this year. Will begin a bit of decorating over coming weekend. Cute aprons!