Uhhhhhhh....how do I say this without sealing my reputation as a total nutcase Christmas freak? Guess I'll just throw it out there and see what happens. It's August (but pretty close to the end of August, right? That's gotta count for something!). It's still in the 90's here in Texas. Halloween is still in the distant future. And what have I spent my time doing this week? Blogging. But that's not the point. When I haven't been blogging, I've been....making Christmas cards. Yeah, there. I've said it. Any problems with that? Got something to say? Did you call me crazy? Huh? Did ya'? Hey! Yeah, you! The one snickering and rolling your eyeballs! You wanna piece of me? Do ya'? Bring it, Baby!
Whew. Sorry. Breathing in. Deep breaths. I'm good. Thanks. Trying to get over that whole "Blogland has declared me the Village Idiot" feeling I'm getting here. I don't care what all the world's spies tell you, people. Paranoia is NOT your friend. Trust me on that. And really and truly...does it matter if the entire community you've come to embrace as your own thinks of you as a lunatic who sits in a corner playing with your Bubble Blowing Santa while listening to Jingle Bells on a red and green Dr. Seuss discman? Nah...friends don't mind you being crazy. It makes them look that much more sane. That's my theory. And I think it's a good one. Don't disillusion me. I mean it. D.O.N.'T.
Anywho, I made a decision this year that I was going to make our Christmas cards. How hard can it be, eh? Well, actually, as it turns out...pretty flippin' hard! For me, at least. This one, pictured below, is my first attempt. The ribbon I used is sheer so it doesn't show up very well. And "inking" is not my forte', as I've come to realize.
And the card below is my second attempt. Hmmm. I think my first one is looking better and better now. I've actually completed four cards total and I just have to say...thank goodness I've started in August. At the rate I'm going, I might finish them by Thanksgiving. Of 2010. I'm bound to get faster, though, right? I mean, I know I'll get the hang of this before too much longer. Surely, I will.
But, alas...I've spent too much time blogging already this morning (I went blog surfing before I posted) so, unless I want to whittle our card list down to just 4, I'd better get crackin' on some more paper Christmas cheer. (I'm almost in tears at the thought. Who knew this would be such a challenge for me? Oh. I'm the only one who didn't know it, is that what you're saying? Fine. I'll show you. Keep making snarky comments and I'll add you to the card list. Think about that. Odds are good, it won't be pretty. Your children will suffer. Your dog will howl. Your friends will laugh. Yeah. Ugly comments now could cost you big later. Except for you Aunt Sandi. Your fate is already sealed. You're gettin' a card. Moving now won't help you. Your boys will give me your forwarding address so you may as well brace yourself. Oh, and those same boys will be checking to make sure you display said card prominently throughout the entire holiday season. Ahhhh...'tis good to have cousins you get along with, know what I mean?)