Perhaps it's the economy, the freezing weather, or years of working nonstop that have caught up with me...I'm just not into the holiday thing this year. All I wanted for xmas was a wooden soap dish that drained well, and I got that--yay! Otherwise, I already despise shopping, and holiday shopping is even more tedious/inhumane. Thankfully I have a small family on both sides! And I decided to knit most of my gifts this year, which is infinitely superior to having to go out and shop for something forgettable. My second-to-last knitted gift is done, but still blocking. It's supposed to be a slipped-stitch diamond pattern, but doesn't show very well.
One more to go! Otherwise, I have not even sent out cards, baked any goodies, or wrapped any gifts. At least my tree is up:
I wish I could say it's a real tree, but after a couple years of sweeping up needles and forgetting to water (ie a huge fire hazard), I switched to a pre-lit fake tree. The only gift under the tree (the big tiffany box) is actually the box where I store my ornaments. Har! This was going to be the year I sewed up all my scrap fabrics into gift bags...only 10 more days! Not to mention knitting stockings for all of us to hang on the mantel...And making that buche de Noel (or buche the yoel) that I've been planning for years.
At least Cammy is happy, since she gets to sit on the heating vent, look out the window, and hide behind the curtain all at the same time.