People have often told me that I have trouble living in the moment; that I spend too much time looking backwards, stuck in nostalgia for yesterday.
Well no more!
Welcome to 2019!
Where it is
all about new and now and tomorrow
…………..still Christmas at my house.
OK, not a promising start.
But I have an excuse!
I want to be better prepped for NEXT Christmas so I’ve been trying to execute all the ideas I had for this year that I didn’t get to.
Of course I did this last year too. And some of you may be wondering what happened to some of those projects which, um, didn’t seem to appear.
Here’s the deal.
While I started those projects I neglected to take into account that it is not the “coming up with the idea and making it” part of blogging that is time consuming. It’s the photographing, editing and writing about the project that takes hours and hours and I, um, neglected to do that.
But, now…now it’s 2019 and I’m all about planning and completing.
I spent yesterday madly photographing multiple Christmas projects.
It was fun….although I feel like Pi was judging me.
Is it just me or does that look not say “what the hell are you doing?!”
(I really do hope galvanized metal hasn’t gone by the wayside next December)
You may recall my cookie serving……tray? thing? bin? (anybody know what to call this thing?) from this year’s partyI liked it a lot but had an idea that I just couldn’t shake about making it look a bit more vintage Christmas
It’s not quite done -I think I’m going to have to give in and use some of the dreaded glitter and it might look better if I framed the door and windows – but I like how it’s coming along!
Side-note: I’ve been asked to share recipes from the Holiday Party.
In this case my Hot Chocolate Pie is just a graham cracker crust (not baked). The filling is dark chocolate pudding but I replaced half of the milk called for in the instructions with brewed, cooled coffee. For the party I did a piped on marshmallow fluff topping – which is better than the individual mini-marshmallows shown here – and browned them with a kitchen torch. They were a hit and would, of course, work anytime, not just Christmas
I like the idea of this little display but it needs some work. Clearly I still need to refine my approach to “snow” as this has less of a charming-winter-tableau feel and more a “dear god we have a weather emergency!” vibe.
But I like how the lantern came out!
So, all in all, I’m having fun in my never-ending-Christmas.