We’ve had a little change of plans this Christmas.
Plan A was all about escaping to the tropics!
It’s so hard to get away without my son missing out on school, so we either had Christmas, spring break, or summer to choose from.
Well, I waited too long for the Christmas time slot. I started looking up prices and things in November. Whoops! Not traveling for leisure reasons for 13 years is showing. I’d forgotten you need to plan a good year ahead if you wish to take off for Christmas. Boo.
Unless you don’t mind paying top dollar that is. And I mind.
We considered Mexico, but same deal. Expensive for what’s left. We just didn’t plan right.
I was kinda sad at first, but then I got to thinking about all the things we love about Christmas when at home.
The first thing my son said was, “But what about the cats?”
Awww.. indeed. 🙂
So, that was that. I tucked away the brochures and closed down all the flight and accommodation websites I’d been head banging over, and decided to accept a few online invites for Christmas instead. And just stay home.
Santa’s Junk Workshop and the cat elves are in full swing! In my photo studio. But it isn’t very photogenic at the moment.
I’m pulling out junk from my storage area and making more junk. What exactly I don’t know yet but lots of experimenting is going on.
Even kindling is getting a 2nd look. Nothing, and I mean nothing is being overlooked.
So what else did I say yes to you ask? Ohhhh… when I decide to do Christmas, I don’t mess around…
I’m joining forces with 12 Days of Christmas again, from Dec 1st thru Dec 13, where I along with these other fab blogs will be throwing up a new post every day for 12 days, ending with a link party on the 13th.
You caught that, right? 13 straight days of blogging… maybe I should book Hawaii in January to rest up! 🙂
The Christmas Junkers United Team and some of the 12 Days of Christmas gang are teaming up to bring you a super cool Christmas junk project, a new pin board to swoon over and a junk link party so we can pin your stuff! Whoohoo! That’s Dec 2nd.
Because you can never have enough Christmas junk.
And I’m part of a Christmas home tour of 25 amazing awesome blogs. My day is Dec 10th.
No problem here. None at all. This will be a breeze!
(jotting down a nap schedule in the planner…)
So as you can see, I’m yanking out all my junk and trying to figure out what new things I can do with it all.
The house is a little (lot) upside down right now, and if I get a little quieter on the blog this week, n worries. I’m either working on 12 projects plus a full home tour all at the same time or having a nap due to working on 12 projects plus a full home tour all at the same time.
My voice did NOT quiver one bit. Nope. None. …much…
Good thing I hired those cat elves… wait… bird watching and chair rolling?!
Must be break time. I’m taking a nap!
It sure ain’t Hawaii, but it is home. 🙂
Have you ever gone away during Christmas? How did you find it