And every single year I cannot seem to get motivated to create a new craft.
Or blog about it.
OK, I can hear you out there saying, “why do you need to create a new craft, K-Dog??”
Go with it.
But this is what you don’t know.
Keep them entertained.
Give them motivation.
Send them home with a cute craft to make in under 30 minutes.
But then I was kicked out of the club because I didn’t use bokeh on my Instagram photos or paint a wall chevron.
And it got all ugly.
In my heart, I love to DIY.
I love to create fun little things for my home.
I love to pin all sorts of fun décor ideas to my walls with the dreams of creating all of it in a budget under 25 bucks.
In reality, this is too hard to accomplish even on my stay at home mom with kids in school part of the day schedule.
I want to do but I just can’t find time or funds to do.
And Christmas is when it comes to a head.
This should be my tax season.
The season this type of blog lives for.
Instead, it sits dormant.
With a weekly giveaway and re-posts of old Chicago Parent articles.
I got nuthin.
THIS is the reality of Christmas in my home.
“I can’t wait” until I have time to play these Cds.
Yes, Kenny, I see you there.
I promise I will hear you out.
After I get the kids to school……or the groceries get bought…..or I put makeup on……wait, that NEVER happens.
When the HELL is the Crockpot Pasta Fagioli gonna be made?
I gave everyone crap on Facebook about Christmas cards.
And here mine sit.
Oh, they are all addressed and ready.
But here they sit.
Waiting for the Christmas elf to take them to the post office to mail.
That and 30 bucks for stamps is expensive.
Even the JOY is falling off the tree.
Next to the 29 dollar IKEA light fixture directions that are useless and mocking me.
MOCKING ME, YOU SEE!
The three wise men just gave up.
Bows are fallin’ off mirrors and trees.
We were sitting in the family room watching Ellen’s 12 days of giveaways on DVR when this guy fell to the floor.
He must not have liked the 300 dollar thermostat she was giving away.
You all are giving up too.
As evidenced by our lack of cards by mid-December.
Two of those cards up there are ours, by the way.
I feel ya, Santa.
I FEEL YA.
I think it’s because Thanksgiving fell late this year.
I have great news.
It falls late next year too.
I am just a ball of fun.
I’ve got news for you, you can expect pretty much the same low expectations from me each holiday.
Don’t think that this will be “the” year.
This is why I will never be giving away 200 dollar gift cards here on the blog.
I will be back in January.
January will give me my motivation back.
I have fun ideas….even a …dare I say…..craft!
Enjoy your families, snuggle in good while watching Charlie Brown ,enjoy the lights, the music and the season.
I love you all so much.
No,w will someone come over and make me my Pasta Fagioli??