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Christmas goings on {a Mom-day post}

I am still in the thick of it, friends.  7 Nativity sets of figurines need legs, one set of elves is missing theirs, and 9 sets of blocks are waiting for paper, letters and topcoats.  I was hoping Saturday would be the end of it, but alas, it was not to be.  Above you will see a sneak peek of the skirt tutorial I am finishing up (it will be posted on Friday- so watch for it!) and this week it’s my turn to participate in Gwen’s Haul out the Holly event (if you haven’t seen what she has going on over there, you should really check it out.  There have been some FANTASTIC projects submitted already- like these love where you live ornaments from Chris and Andi’s fabulous sparkly bowl filler ornaments)  There is a list of gifts I need to make, one last custom order of figurines and blocks for my Aunt, and then just keeping everyone happy and staying on top of our family countdown (you can read about here).  Plus housework- oh wait, I haven’t done housework in weeks- well there’s the guilt from NOT doing housework. 
I am so grateful to be busy.  Grateful for the slew of orders that makes it possible for us to make at least one wish for each of our children come true without severely damaging out budget.  But I’m also grateful for reminders this past week that Christmas is about celebrating Christ and that simplifying or eliminating some of our traditions to enable us to slow down and really think about and worship Him, well, it just isn’t the tragedy I might at times make it out to be.
I hope you and your families are enjoying a wonderful holiday season, full of love, hope and peace.
I’ll see you soon.

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  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    December 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Hang in there, Amy! I still haven't started my quilts for my girls… I'm going to regret that pretty soon when I'm up all night trying to cram those in before Christmas. I really think we need to come up with some event next year that gets all of our Christmas sewing and crafting done in October and November. Maybe then we'll get to enjoy the lead up to the holiday 🙂

  • Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    December 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Dude. Feeling your pain. This month is FLYING by and items are added to my to-do list faster than I can check them off. I feel like I am drowning! 😉

    I agree with Gwen…Next year lets get our Christmas sewing done EARLY! Maybe we can do 1 Christmas sewing item a month? Take advantage of after holiday sales and get started for next year in January?

  • Michele Pacey
    December 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

    "…haven't done housework in weeks…" I have been there, man! Last weekend I actually got some done. That was a little miracle. But I've had whole holidays go by without a clean house. Yet here I am, still kicking, and so is the rest of my family. 🙂

    You know what Amy? It seems to me you're doing amazingly well plus you have your priorities straight (which is more than I can say for most of the known world). Keep up the good work!