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Friday, December 31, 2010

"I've lost that 'Christmas' feeling"

"O-oh, that 'Christmas' feeling.
I've lost that 'Christmas feeling,
and now it's gone, gone, gone.
And I can't hold on.
Have you figured out which song I am parodying?
Well, that's how I feel, because I am trying to keep the Christmas spirit alive until our last celebration (still 2 days away), and it's just slipping away.

Today I made several batches of Christmas cookies to bring to the last party. A few days ago the Christmas carols would have been playing and the kids would have been so excited. Today, the radio stations were back to regular programming and the kids wanted to play with play-dough instead.

Aaron was home today, which definitely brings a certain amount of holiday spirit, but he was working in the basement. I know it is hard to imagine, but that mess is slowly being organized into a laundry space for me and an office space for him. No Christmas colors down there.

I did find one last Christmas project on my table to work on. It helped a little bit, but not much. Here are the raw materials:

Here is the finished product on the left. On the right is a necklace for Brynn.

Giving that to her felt a little more like Christmas!

I guess there is a reason the "Twelve Days of Christmas" feel out fashion. It's hard to hold on to that "Christmas feeling!" But, that's my project for the next few days.

Then I'll have a new project: take down the Christmas feeling and box it up in the basement for next year.


Jessica said...

Wow, that is a ton of baking. I would not want to be doing that. The necklaces are really cute, but I really love Brynn's joy at having more "bling."

~ Tandis ~ said...

Brynn is so easy to please and she looks so cute wearing the bling.

Jamie said...

Oye, that's a lot of Christmas!