January is coming. A new year, a new beginning. December has been hard, y’all. I wasn’t really feeling the Christmas spirit, although I tried to keep things fun for the kids. RaptorDad, bless him, really stepped it up this year as far as holiday traditions go. Plus, I must have been an exceedingly good girl this year as Santa brought me the fancy Kitchenaid mixer that I’ve been dreaming of for the past 14 years. And since his elves at Amazon shipped it in its original packaging, I got it a week early! RaptorDad was so mad that his surprise was ruined, but I loved having it for Christmas baking. I even tackled the oft requested merengue pie. I foresee a loooooooot more baking in my future.
But January. I always love January. It always seems so shiny and new and full of endless possibilities. I love making lists and goals for January. Why wait! I’m going to make a little mini to do list for the week right here to keep myself accountable. Starting with blogging! I’m shooting for 3 times this week. With actual pictures and finished projects.
- Blog 3 times. Shoot, maybe I’ll even go nuts and have some more blog posts cued up for next week!
- Write and mail thank you notes.
- Mail Raptor’s Girl Scout Christmas Cards. I even bought stamps today.
- Pictures of the kids. Let’s be honest, Christmas Cards aren’t happening this year, but I at least want some pictures.
- Pack away Christmas stuff. I know, I know. I should leave it out until epiphany, but I’m just done this year.
- Work on December Daily. I have 9 days done; I’d love to get at least 5 more done this week.
- 1 garbage bag of clutter from art room.
- 1 garbage bag of clutter from my room.
- Deal with laundry nightmare in the babies’ room.
- Find out where to donate cloth diapers. Sorry Mother Nature, we lasted about a year longer than I expected with twins in cloth, but the jig is up.
And since I promised pictures of finished projects, did I ever share pictures of the babies’ stockings? I finished right in the nick of time. (I literally finished Mia’s stocking on November 30th lol.)
And here it is! The cording for the marionette strings is not a task that I ever wish to undertake again, but I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out overall.
I love the nordic feeling of Xander’s. The one weird thing is that their names went on the backs of the little hanging ornament/ snowflakes. I might end up creating something new for that down the road, but for now, I’m just thrilled that they are done.
I’d say that I was going to take a break from the felt for a while, but I just told my sister that I would make my brother-in-law one so it looks like I’ll be playing with felt for a while more. Luckily there’s still plenty of Gilmore Girls to watch.