I feel very behind this Christmas. I almost feel like I’m not enjoying the Christmas feeling as much this year. I felt very Christmas-y before Thanksgiving already, which is really early for me, but now that it’s upon us, I feel like I’m missing something. I think my grandmother’s passing has a lot to do with it. I still feel a lot of sadness…
But with that aside, I did get my house all decorated. It’s as complete as it’s ever going to be this year. I wanted to share my decorations with you, even though these pictures are from last year. The decorations are all in the same spots this year, but my house currently looks like a tornado hit it with shopping bags full of gifts, and one ornament tub that still needs to be packed away, so you get to view last year’s pictures of this year’s decorations!
My grandmother made my stocking, probably about 5+ years ago, and I will cherish it always. As I said, she never had much money to give big, expensive gifts, but I always cherished everything she ever gave me because it came with a lot of thought, and straight from her heart. Last year’s gift from her was a set of dessert dishes because she noticed I didn’t have any at Thanksgiving, and even though they aren’t fine china or fancy, I love them and they are some of my favorite dishes. She also gave me an ornament that she personalized for our first year in our new home. I have to admit that I forgot about the ornament until I pulled it out this year, and it brought tears to my eyes. It has an up front and center position on the tree this year.
The newest edition to the decorations this year. Bought this angel at a recent craft show.
Forgive the setup of this post if everything looks out of place. My blog writing program and Blogger don’t always match up and look the same. This is the majority of the decorations. We do put up a mini tree in the bedroom and hubby decorates his desk with lights and such, but I didn’t get pictures of them last year, and it’s probably not happening this year either.
We did get a brand new camera for ourselves. Mine has been acting a little funny lately, and BJ’s put one my dad has been eyeing for a year now on a sale for the cheapest we’ve seen it from anywhere, so we decided to go for it and have a very good camera. My dad finally got it too, so now we have identical cameras! I haven’t really been able to give it a good testing yet, but I’m excited to, and I’m hoping to start to get some really good shots that I can turn into prints to sell in my Artfire shop. That won’t happen until next year, but look for them hopefully by summer!
I’ll have my Favorite Kitty Pic Friday post up this week yet, but I don’t know about any others until New Year’s then. It’s crunch time now to get all my last minute gifts purchased, handmade, wrapped, and baking done. It will be a busy week and a half, since my Christmas won’t end on Saturday! We’re have a get together with some friends on Tuesday next week, and then we’ll be heading to the in-laws for a night or two after that.
Hope you’re all staying warm and sane during this crazy Christmas week!