Monday, December 03, 2012
big booty squirrel
tried needle felting with my friend anne this weekend. i had this idea that it was going to be the easiest thing on earth, and then when it took EFFORT to do it right, i got fussy. i forget to act my age sometimes. anne was very patient with me, and i worked on it until it looked right, and then i felt like a genius. it's not even like it's a very hard thing to do, but it does take practice and patience and sometimes that's hard for me. now that i can make thing that don't look totally ridiculous, though, i love it. hooray for another craft!
martha stewart conspired to make my weekend with anne a disaster, but she failed. yes, the candy we made following her terrible instructions turned out too hard, but it was still delicious and we still got to use a candy thermometer. yes, her felt ornaments needed a lot of stuff we actually couldn't find, but we improvised and our ornaments are cuter. plus, friendship always grows when you spend time together complaining about martha stewart screwing you.
broke out a whole lot of xmas CDs tonight, much to the girlchild's delight. she said, "oh, you have so many xmas CDs," and i told her i have like a drop in the bucket compared to my mom. she seemed even more pleased by that. what are you doing to get ready for the holiday?