This year is adding up to be an odd one on the holiday-cheer-meter. Maybe it's our unending sunshine combined with no pressure of involvement with a Christmas musical or such... I'm not sure why but it has felt like it should still be August since, well, August. Sunny never becomes a Winter Wonderland, but this year has been full of more than the normal amount of warm days.
Suffice it to say (I'm honestly not sure what that means but I grew up hearing the phrase used by highly intelligent guests in our home) I've been struggling to find the necessary oomph needed to decorate our home, shop for gifts and start baking for Christmas Eve, Day and the week following. Which brings me to expressing joy to that one and only "Miss Martha Stewart." I caught five minutes of her program today and I am ready. Ready to mix up the pecans in spices and fill the teensy-tiny glass jars with them. Ready to go online and download her entire assortment of stencils. Ready to buy the fabric paint to adorn the linen tea towels and create ever-so-simple holly and ivy on the border. I may actually ~ tackle the fleece scarves.
Just you wait ~ if we're friends and we exchange real gifts in the real world...Just you wait. Who wants their pecans "Hot & Spicy" and who wants them "Cinnamon-Sugary" or dare I even suggest it ~ a sinful combination of the two... oh my!
Thanks Martha. I'm not sure what happened in your life before, but I'm really glad you're out of jail now and we're on the same team.
A glimpse at part of my very own tree.