Yep. Today. Because it means the air is warming up and we'll soon be at a balmy 45+ degrees within a few days. Yippee.
Don't get me wrong, I like snow as much as the next person. In theory.
But in reality, it interrupts my life. I have to postpone shopping. I have to arrange for my Outback driving mom to pick me up and take me to work.
We're not made for the cold weather here--at least not in my house where the heat is something called radiant and refuses to sink to Hobbit level.
I like our green Christmas that we have here in the Pacific Northwest. I like the rain and the wind and even the mud--because I can avoid it if I need to. I love gray, overcast skies. Believe it or not, (D'Ann won't) gray skies actually make me feel good inside. They cheer me.
This morning, Liz blogged about iconic"traditional" Christmas's here: http://thewildrosepress.blogspot.com/
And I wanted to share with you one of my traditions. Not iconic in the least, but it's mine.
I go to bazaars every year and lift a craft idea to redo my way and give to people. A few years ago, my mom, sister, and I did pedestal plates. You take a candlestick ($1 at a dollar store) and a Christmas plate--we visited every Goodwill in town several times to get our collections, and using epoxy glue, you glue the candlestick to the bottom of the plate. Voila, a cheap gift to give away with the goodies we made.
This year, we landed on coasters. Tile coasters. And again, my sister and I have gone a little overboard. I think everyone I know will end up with a pair or set. And I am going to have to get several more tables to house all the ones I want to keep.
See my Paris set to the left? So pretty!
Merry Christmas, now back to my coasters! Be watching your mailboxes I may just be sending one your way :)