Whew! I survived the Christmas gauntlet! Yes, the actual holiday hasn’t happened yet, but all the crazy stuff is over; the only thing that’s left is run-of-the-mill present wrapping and grocery shopping.
Because I’m an absolute idiot I decided to make the presents for my mother-in-law, sister and sister-in-law. I was supposed to do this to save money and give something more heartfelt and creative. You guys know how it goes, though; I ended up buying so many supplies to create my gifts that I should have just bought three cashmere sweaters instead (I’m afraid I can’t go into more detail. My gift recipients have been know to read my blog, and there is nothing worse than spoiled presents).
All the crafting/wrapping/assembly came to a head last night. I knew I had to get everything sent first thing this morning if there was to be any chance of people receiving their gifts by Christmas. Long story short:
I was up until 3:15 am. Part of this was due to perfectionism (ugh. But I don’t want to give someone a gift if it’s not perfect!) and part of this was due to procrastination (I’ve been working on their gifts for over a month, though, so procrastination is only partly to blame).
The work zone (A.K.A. my kitchen table) was a mess when I went to bed, but at that point I was simply too tired to care. So this was the cheerful sight that greeted me this morning:
Mister took my packages to the post office first thing this morning, but I was left to deal with all the crafting wreckage. Thus my poor children were forced to eat breakfast (Eggo waffles for emergencies such as this) off of their chairs.
Ada dressed herself in this fashion-forward ensemble (or should I say fashion-backward?)
Hoo boy, is it ever shaping up to be a mediocre day!