Christmas is really just around the corner, isn’t it?
I’ve been completely lax with Christmas preparations this year. To be honest, I think it’s because I’m not ready to be done with 2013 yet – and Christmas is just a bit stressful. I find shopping for Christmas presents fraught with angst and I’m so over the whole consumerist element of it all. For me, Christmas is about spending quiet time with family, not about buying things for people which they may not even appreciate receiving. Gah. Just call me Grinch!
We’re going Christmas tree shopping this weekend – maybe that will jolt me into the Christmas spirit? I’m hoping we’ll be able to find a fresh tree, and then it will be time to dig out our small collection of decorations. Alex and I have never really had a Christmas tree before, but I think it’s time this year. Elena seems quite into the whole affair (and, thanks to child care, has a new appreciation for Santa!).
All my whinging aside, I am really looking forward to the few end-of-year catch ups we’ll be attending (and hosting) over the next few weekends. There is something restorative about relaxed time with friends.
Anyway, I’m still getting over being unwell and have been taking some quiet time to make some more stitch markers. These three sets have made it into my Etsy store.