Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Getting over the Blahs.

I have had a bad case of the blahs for the past week or more. No sewing getting done, house a mess, and the Christmas money went to fix the car. Well not quite all of the money, but I don't know what to get for anyone with the limited amount I have left. We're determined to not use credit cards for Christmas. But things started to feel more like Christmas today. We cleaned and rearranged to make room for the Christmas tree...artificial and getting kind of old. Something had gotten into the box and built a nest, but moved out. One of the branch holders broke, but we figured we'd make it work. But while "fluffing" the branches I noticed a smell...leftover from the animal that nested there. Unacceptable!!! The tree is now in the trash trailer awaiting the next trip to the dump. But I knew Mom wasn't putting her tree up and called and borrowed it. It's older and more decrepit than ours was, but Katy has it fixed up pretty nice using her faithful duct tape and some green floral wire. Then she wrapped Jamie's "security blanket" around the base for fun. He demanded it back when he went to bed. LOL!! Jamie is 22 and engaged to be married and the blanket is a comforter Grandma made for him when he moved into a "big boy" bed at age 3.
I decided to sing in the choir at church for Christmas day Mass and went to rehearsal tonight. Singing Christmas music helps pick up the spirit. We came home and got lights on the tree....Tomorrow morning we'll decorate. I have fabric ready to make Johnny a vest for Christmas. I need to pick out a pattern and make a skirt for Katy. RoseE could use something new to wear too if I can decide what and have time. If Katy doesn't get something made for Ginger I will make her a jumper...I found a nice floral corduroy in the cupboard and very simple pattern of the right size.


Betty J in OKC said...

I *totally* understand how you feel. I'm Christmassed out too! Of course, there's been Christmas trees up at work since Sept. I'll only go into WM if they rip off my fingernails first!!!!!!!! I'd rather stay home and sew quilt tops. Your Stashbuster friend~~

Joan said...

I thought we might have a bit in common. I'm doing my friend, Bonnie's mystery quilt and that's how I found your blog.

I love to quilt. I have 8 children at home (18 down to 8 years old).

I'm looking forward to reading about your quilt progress. Your colors are very different from mine!


Kathy said...

I seem to get the blahs at Christmas, too.

I liked your post about your tree. Teddy Roosevelt said, "Do what you can with what you have, where you are." Sounds like you are making the best of it :)

We have 8 children, too, just like Joan. Wow! 11 - you are amazing. God bless you and your family!