Monday, December 19, 2016
On other fronts - The spirit of this season hasn't hit yet. I've decorated up the house and it looks great.
Love the glow of the tree when lit and the the lights in the entry way as they illuminate my crocheted snowflakes. I've played a few Christmas carols, watched some good old Christmas movies and attended a bunch of gatherings. Nothing really is sparking the spirit.
Clearing the decks is something that is still going on. I don't spend much concentrated time on that and need to get back to eliminating the stuff in my life. Stuff takes energy, doesn't give back, and really it needs to be someone else's treasure!
So to the basement I went - I took out the decorations from storage and found I had lots of half empty boxes of stuff. Oh yeah - I began emptying them. The shelving is clear! The boxes to put those current decorations are ready to accept those items placed around my home. There is a good group of ornaments to give away. I did find a box, not opened yet, with some other ornaments. That will have to wait for another day.
The picture above is a sample of the glass ornament I had from either Mom's house or from my maternal gram's tree. There were a bunch of them - I haven't used them in years. Then it dawned on me - why not cover them with some crochet lace? In about 4 hours - I had covered six balls! What a sense of accomplishment. Of course the "likes" and comments from FB friends were so welcomed.
They will go in a box and become a gift!
Another gift came to mind - I've done lots of snowflakes - mostly for my snowflake display in my entryway. I get to thinking - some of my nieces and nephews are graduated from college, in college, and the last two are in high school. They all want money - so I tuck some bucks into an envelope and that's it. Hmmmm, maybe I'll begin a tradition this Christmas. Stay tuned for future developments. LOL I know it is only a few days away!