Without a doubt, my FAVORITE thing about Christmas is Christmas Cards. I have always loved making them… but I definitley love getting them. I have received quite a few, and I put them all up on my magnet board and I leave them up forever. Ok, I will admit… I don’t care what the card looks like—I like photos. I shouldn’t say I don’t care… I have gotten some really cool cards already this year… so cute… SO fun to open, but I just love seeing my old friends as their kids grow, and as they add kids to their families… I even love the letters that just give you a little tiny glimpse of what has been going on. today I got a whole slew of cards…and we all sat around the kitchen island reading the commentary and looking at the photos… marveling at how everyone has grown and changed… it’s the best. We finished our Christmas cards Friday night, and I put all the ones with for-sure addresses in the mail today. I am waiting to gather a few addresses. I told eric, that if there was nothing else that I accomplish, I HAVE to get the cards done. so it was a team effort. First we printed out all the addresses/return addresses… then eric was the spray-painter… we did some holly mask on transperancy… and used that to make an envelope that I stitched together with the sewing machine… pretty lickety-split really. I wrote a little letter and we did do a family photo… which is a major project. so I am feeling good about that. Good to have something to check off the list.
As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough… and the fact that it’s my anniversary and eric’s birthday on the 21st and 22nd respectively… I am leaving tomorrow for philly to do QVC. it’s my first time. i think I am feeling nervous. So, this is just kind of a test run to see how I do. and at first I had this great obscure time of like 2 am or something… when I knew that I could get some experience- see how things work…but feel like the whole country was sleeping! Pretty much like a dress-rehearsal. But as luck would have it, my time got moved to the 12-2pm slot on Wednesday, Dec. 20. That is eastern time by the way…it’s great, but it’s making me feel more nervous! I did spend today watching a couple hours of Lisa Bearson doing her thing on QVC… trying to study how they do stuff. Man, she makes it look so easy! She does a great job… in any event… I am presenting only one little kit. I will be selling Plastic Alphabets… and so I have spent the last few days playing with them and creating a few samples… and it’s been so fun- I haven’t really played with them in a long time, and I was reminded how much I like them. so, if you have QVC, check it out wed from 12-2pm eastern. If nothing more than to get a little laugh!
Is Christmas really only a week away!?
as a coping mechanism, i got a pedicure today.
go get one…
i am serious. get red polish. feel festive… take a 1/2 hour to relax.
trust me on this one!