It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was blogging about Hallowe’en.
…Oh wait, it was just a few weeks ago! It feels like the holiday season started the second Hallowe’en was over this year. We got a decent amount of snow here shortly after Hallowe’en, which helped to accelerate things.
Last weekend, I went to see a friend sing with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus’ Christmas concert, “Incantation”. It was a lovely program with some really moving music.
It was quite cold and snowy on Saturday night, but that didn’t stop me from wearing my new outfit to the concert.
No shoes in this picture as I just wore my winter boots. I threw on my Torrid blazer at the last minute, thinking I might get chilly . It really pulled things together!
I also wore my new TARDIS necklace that I got at the True Knit Art Show from Rapscallion!
For the past few years, I’ve been very not in the Christmas spirit. I wasn’t interested in celebrating it, I didn’t decorate – I thought the whole thing was just a bunch of overblown pomp and circumstance. I wouldn’t get into the spirit until about the 20th of December, and even then, it was begrudgingly.
I’m happy to report that this year, I’m completely on board with holiday celebrations. I’ve got my lights up in my living room window already and am working on making this wreath.
It’s going to be a crafty wreath; made to look like lots of balls of yarn. I’m also going to add some other little accents to it (bows, maybe pinecones, maybe my set of candy-cane striped knitting needles).
I don’t have a tree, as I don’t have room for a tree. I wanted to have something to put lights and a few decorations on though. I decided to get a piece of green garland and make a bough to put on the wall. I’m going to add some pinecones and holly berries as well as a string of lights and decorations. I think I’ll also rig something up to display any cards I get on it too.
I still need to think of actual presents to get/make/buy for people. I have a couple ideas, but nothing solid yet. I should probably get on that!
For now though, it’s time for this ex-grinch to go to bed. Who knows, maybe I’ll even have dreams of sugarplums dance in my head.
Be good to each other and enjoy the snow!