The strange thing is I love Christmas. The time with family, the carols and music, the weather, the food and even the cricket are things that I look forward to every year. So right here, right now I am publicly committing (assuming of course that anyone out in cyberspace is reading this blog) to a serious change in attitude. My plan of attack looks a little like this...
- I am going to get the advent calender out and organised. Who cares that it's already December 6th? Some things are better late than never.
- I am going to put away Martha Stewart. My kids, a gingerbread house and fondant icing don't mix and while Martha's Christmas tree may look beautiful, what's a family tree without that weirdo ornament that you made out of spaghetti and papier-mache when you were four?
- If I don't get all my bags made for the Green Grocery Bag Challenge, so be it. It doesn't mean that I'll resort to using paper - I'm sure the crafters in my life would love their gift wrapped in a piece of fabric and I know my super-stylish mother in law will be thrilled to receive her present wrapped in a beautiful scarf.
- Cheesy Christmas carols will be on my play list. There's nothing like a bit of Jingle Bell Rock to revive the Christmas spirit.
- I'm going to get real about the amount of sewing I can do between now and December 25. I know my mother would love a hand made gift. My 7 month old nephew, on the other hand, is not going to care if he doesn't receive a hand appliqued animal pillow. Sorry Will - they'll be other years, I promise