Some people seem to live for Christmas and could have Christmas year round. I, unfortunately, have always been an "every other year" kind of gal. I love it every other year. You know...all the planning, the decorating, the entertaining, the shopping, the cleaning, the hoping no one is disappointed type stuff. It would be better if it occurred ever 24 months...not every 12.
After all these years, I've finally recognized a pattern. Yep...I get excited every OTHER year.
This wasn't the year.
I have to admit it. I'm glad the holidays are almost over and life can get back to normal.
Don't get me wrong...I love Christmas for what it ought to be...a celebration of Christ's birth and God's gift to us. It's all the other hype that goes with it that I could do without - every other year.
I can hear you gasping as we speak. I know I'm not supposed to feel that way but I do. Sorry.
So...now we are moving on to January. (Of course, 10 years ago I had to go and have a baby on January 2nd so, of course, we were still celebrating a birthday as of yesterday. (I can't believe my baby is 10, by the way)).
But here we are on January the 3rd and I'm ready to SIMPLIFY. Again.
Yep...SIMPLIFY is my word of the month.
So, I took a little time to simplify and be creative. I haven't had time for creativity in quite some time (as you can tell by my blog).
I'd been wanting to make more wind chimes for a while...
When my yard-saling buddy gave me these beautiful crystal prism's as a Christmas gift because she knew I loved to create things, I could hardly wait for a spare moment to get busy.
I just love the way the sun makes the prism's sparkle when it hits at the perfect angle.
She also gave me a few vintage, silver-plated forks which she knows I'm always scouting for.
I wish you could hear the chimes. These big silver-plated spoons make such a lovely sound.
When the sun hits the prism's, they sparkle and look like little sparks of fire.
OK. I'll confess at this point.
I made this set for the friend that gave me the prisms. BUT I'm keeping it. I just love it.
No...I'll probaly give it to her. I have enough silverware to make another set. So, maybe I'll keep that set. Although, I have another friend with a birthday...
Well, one day I'll make a set for myself. Until, then I enjoy giving them to friends when they least expect a gift.
Truth is...I'd rather give gifts when I don't have to. Not at Christmas when people expect gifts. I never seem to be able to buy for people under pressure.
I do so much better when I just see something that reminds me of someone and I just give it to them.
I know I sound like a grinch and perhaps I was a little of that over the holidays. I wish I was "normal". Next year will be different! It will be my "on" year, I'm sure.
So...am I the only one that thinks we should do the hype every OTHER year?
Happy New Year everyone.