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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (to pull your hair out)

Okay, I'm only half teasing here. I LOVE this time of the year. Christmas is my absolute most favoritest holiday ever! (Yes, I know that's not a real word, but I'm attempting to relay my enthusiasm here so let's just pretend.) I've had my house decorated for weeks, have purchased all of the presents and have them wrapped under the tree, etc, etc,and yet, no matter how organized or prepared I am, there's always more to do. My latest project for the past two days is making Angel's wings for my daughter for the Christmas Pageant at church in two weeks. She doesn't even have a speaking role, but she was so excited that I just had to get my hands on a halo (which had to be fluffy because that was what the kids at the other church she visited recently was going to have)and somehow create a set of Angel's wings for her to wear. I'm actually just grateful that I didn't have to somehow come up with a gown, but they had some in storage from years past. Some poster board, white ribbon, a little hot glue, one wooden heart hidden in my old crafting supplies, and some gold glitter glue later and I am now watching my 'masterpiece' dry. While my mom marvels at my creativity, I find myself looking at it thinking, my sister-in-law the artist probably would have come up with something much better, but it's decent, considering I have the small motor skills God gave a toddler. Oh well, at least when the day comes that my kids need to come up with some kind of creative writing project, I'll be able to really help them knock it out of the park. In the meantime, I hope they're happy with slightly wavering glitter glue lines!

As far as writing, I did get another 2,000 words of Maelstrom done the other night. I'm attending an online Social Media training seminar tonight and hope to get some time between all of the shuttling kids back and forth to school, musical practice, etc to get a little more done. In the same breath though, I'm going to savor these next few weeks with my kids, going on drives to see the Christmas lights, singing Christmas songs before bedtime, and in the midst of the ever mounting obligations and expectations reminding myself and my kids of the real reason for the season.


  1. The motor skills of a toddler...hahaaa! Are we related? It looks SO much better than what I'd have come up with. :D Lovely job and high-five on the 2,000 words! Woot!

  2. Ha,ha,ha. Maybe we are. LOL. It's pretty sad though because I had to go online and look up different kinds of angel wings to decide on what shape I wanted to make it. At first I was picture more like butterfly wings. I'm toying with the idea of adding a few lines at the bottom to make it look like individual feathers, but I'm afraid I'll make a mess of it for sure if I did. LOL

  3. Oh, J.D. you are so eloquent. I could not have shared these thoughts any better. I hope you and your family come together to have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Know that you are in my thoughts and I have prayed about the things we've discussed in emails. I do believe in the power of prayer!!!!!

    And I can't WAIT for MAELSTROM.

    TTFN, kg