Thursday, November 24, 2011

Three Things This Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends today! I will never understand why you have it so late, but I will be slightly envious of two things: 1) the not one, but two days many of you get off work, no questions asked, making it a beautiful 4 day weekend 2) the clearly defined weekend in which the Thanksgiving decorations come down and the Christmas decorations go up.

Since it's Thursday, here's a brief line-up of the things I've been thinking about lately.


One


We did some work at cleaning out our garage last week, pulled out the Christmas tree and kinda half set it up, anyway. When I'm finished decorating, perhaps I'll let you see it, though my tree decorating skills have never been much to get excited about. Because the tree is out, though, I've been thinking about DIY Christmas ornaments! Like these:


I think it might be time to hit up the Dollar Store for some styrofoam balls sometime soon.

Two


Perhaps in connection with the above thought, I've been thinking a lot about homemade 'clay' options. Example? Flour and Salt dough!


How pretty is that necklace? I am nearly certain I'll be completely unable to create something quite so successfully, but I plan to try it out someday soon, perhaps even come up with something I'll be willing to deck my tree in!

Three


This last thing on this list is not nearly as exciting as the other two, but maybe a little more important. I don't know. You can be the judge.


That's a light switch. Unfortunately, our light switches look a lot more like this:


And, they've looked like that for, oh... 8 months? And we've actually been finished things for, oh, 6 months? 

I know. I know. Pathetic.

The thing is, I'm getting sick of them. Slowly, but surely, as I look at the gaping holes every single day, I'm reaching the breaking point that will involve going out to the garage and rummaging around until I find those covers and a screw driving and fixing the whole light switch over situation.

(I know. I know. Pathetic.)

What are you guys thinking about these days? Christmas on your brains yet? Is your tree set up or lights on your house? Do you have any silly unfinished tidbit that would take about 5 minutes to finish up tidy?

4 comments:

  1. Christmas is soooo on my brain... even though we're south of the border celebrating Thanksgiving! B and I got some Christmas shopping done yesterday afternoon while Halle got some Grandma and Grandpa time, and last night B's Mom helped me start on a Christmas project that I hope to blog about some time next week! I do hope you share your Christmas decorations with us! I'm also thinking of making some ornaments using styrofoam balls when we get back home! I can't wait to get our home decorated! :)

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  2. Christmas has been on my mind for about 2-3 weeks now, but I try to hold out on any decorating until the first weekend in December. This year I'm going to start a week early though - this weekend! Christmas baking and some decorating too! We actually just scratched the exact same thing off our to-do list (the switch plate covers). It's crazy how long we can let such simple tasks go un-done for eh??

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  3. Have fun decorating this weekend! I hope you'll show us the fruits of your labour! :)

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  4. I'll try! I've never been much of a decorator for holidays, especially since we're never actually around on the day of the holiday, but this year, I might try to have some fun with it!

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