I'm glad this Christmas is over. I just didn't get into like I do most years. I went through the motions and really tried but just wasn't feeling it. I think the unexpected death of a long time friend, the Newtown killings, and a bit of family drama put a damper on the holidays for me. We did our usual holiday stuff like decorating:
Designed my yearly holiday cards and gifts for neighbors (This is an in progress photo of the cards, forgot to take a finished pic after all the beading was done):
I baked, but forgot to take photos. And we had our Christmas Eve seafood feast- again, I forgot to take photos. Even though we did all usual holiday things, the joy wasn't there this year. Maybe next year.
I also made a lot of luminaries that we set up in the yard each evening through Christmas Eve. Twenty six for the lives lost in Newtown-
And special one for a dear friend who died suddenly and unexpectedly a week before Christmas. She was a young vibrant woman and such a talented artist. She was a beloved member of a little artist group I belong to and we've all been friends for many years. (I blocked out all the names because of the pesky trolls who love to uncover real life things about peeps and post it on Twitter... I hope Santa shit in their Christmas stockings)...
But I have thoroughly enjoyed my Christmas cacti. I'm wanting to add some more colors to my collection but I'm running out of room. If I add more, I'll need to start hanging them which will solve my lack of space problem. I can always figure out a way to make room for more plants, dontcha' know?
And now on to New Year's Eve and the start of a new year...