Don't be fooled, as I type this, there are a few dishes in the sink, two laundry baskets and a duffel bag full of clean laundry that has yet to be put away (its been several days, if not a week), and the floor definitely did not get swept last night. But between a few business projects, and a *ton* of fabric I bought on Black Friday @ Joann Fabrics, I'm definitely into "uh oh" territory!
The biggest time issue at this point are the Christmas dresses I intend to make for the girls. They aren't even cut out, and come hell or high water, they will be wearing them on Christmas Day (they already have dresses from their auntie for Christmas Eve). That might mean I'll be up all night before.... but they *will* wear those dresses. ;) Matching dresses lined in flannel with flannel lined boutique ruffle pants --- its not exactly a "whip it up" project. *Here's a dirty house!*
In other news - the desire to decorate is Code Crazy. Everywhere I go there are decorations, every craft blog I read is making *another* adorable handmade wreath, and the desire to stop cooking food and concentrate on pumpkin rolls and cut out cookies is waaaaay strong. :) Tell me I'm not alone! It's nice to be experiencing Christmas the way I remember it as a kid. Since I was 14 I've only had 2 cold-weather Christmases. I am enjoying this even more than my girls. And I think that's half the reason I want Christmas to be awesome this year, is that they've only ever experienced the sandy, beachy, sunburnt version.
We have been talking about what Christmas is for - because after I said "Oh my girls don't know who Santa is" --- I have been proven wrong. Oceana knows just who he is, and his name is Santa Paws (and she will not be deterred). She hasn't made the presents/Santa/being good connection (which we won't be doing). All that to say, her talking about Santa made me realize we need to talk more about why Christmas is celebrated. So we've been talking about Jesus' birthday lately. More on that in a later post.
But back to crafting. Hmm... Just for this month, are you all with me, we need about an extra 5 hours each day. Mine must be when I am a/ Awake and feeling energetic, b/ When both my children are asleep, and c/ After my maid comes to clean.
Why are you laughing at me? Oh, right, because I'm delusional! :) Well, here's to neglected housework.
Oh, and for the record --- why would Joann Fabrics send me more 40% and 50% off coupons when they know I don't have time to do everything I want to do??!?! Conspiracy! :)