Ohhhh no, quite the contrary. Currently, I am under a tight tight tight timeline because of what I decided (a bit late, mind you) to get my Father in-law for Christmas. I know what you're thinking...."what on earth could she have gotten him that has taken her away from her precious blog time?"
Well friends, allow introduce you to the world of needlepoint. More specifically, the world of needlepoint belts. (And if any of you show this to Big Bo, just expect to receive one hell of a tongue-lashing from yours truly because it took me forever to figure out what we were gonna get Mr. impossible to buy for...)
|Kevin = my personal Vanna White. Great demonstration skills.|
So obviously, when Kev & I decided that Bo's Christmas present would be a custom designed needlepoint belt, I knew what I was gettin myself into. This isn't my first rodeo.
However, when I picked it up, I was told I had to have it 110% completed by
Fantastic. Did I mention that was 2 weeks ago? No pressure or anything. Only the minor detail that if I don't get it finished in time, my Father in-law will have nothing to open on Christmas from Kevin & I. No biggie. Let me put this in perspective for yall.. normally, the cross-stitch belt project is something that I do at my leisure. Like, I give myself 2 months to do one. So, a 3.5 week timeline? Can we say major stress ball? I have honestly been working non-stop on this belt, ie: we're talking 2am bedtimes, bringing it with me in the car & making kevin drive so I can work on it, & getting up early to work on it. OUT. OF. CONTROL.....However, my dedication has paid off- I'm closing in on the finish-line.
|Right Side. (The SC sign is already done, so I just have to fill & do the 18th hole.)|
Needless to say, I'm just gonna go ahead & nominate myself for Daughter in-law of the year. Nevermind the fact that I am Bo's only Daughter in-law. Hrmphhh. Minnnorrrr detail :)
The one bad part about this belt is that Kevin has now seen that I can seriously FLY on some needlepointingwhen I put my mind to it. He now thinks that I should be able to produce a new one for him on a much more consistent basis. Riiiiiight- Keep dreaming, honey.
Due to the fact I am obsessing over this damn belt, it has also made me completely obsessed with Christmas this year. Jan (mi madre) convinced me this weekend that I could craft a new Christmas wreath without much issue. Well, um, I have absolutely zero talent in the floral department, so I found this sentiment laughable. THEN, i found the bedazzled area in Hobby Lobby that is specifically designed for floral arrangements & wreaths. O.....M....G..... Talk about a game changer.
So, with some Jan supervision, let me reveal my bedazzled Christmas Wreath.
It's a little disheveled after sharing the backseat w/ Hudson on the car ride back from Louisville, but yall get the idea. I know Christmas is more than a month away, but I beyond jacked up it. In addition to the wreath, I may or may not have purchased 4 other Christmas decorative items over the weekend. (Jan is a terrible influence on my bank account. I can always count on her to convince me its totally cool for me to drop a couple hundred dollars on something completely ridiculous. Thats what mom's are great for, right? hahahaha) And I've already spent hours designing our Christmas Card. Please sweet Jesus, someone tell me this is normal? Or am I the only one?
I need to get it together & redirect my focus on THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!
I always do Thanksgiving at my house the Wednesday night of Thanksgiving week w/ some of my family & friends. As of right now, I THINK I have my Menu together (due to Jan's never ending persistence).... However, I am in desperate need of a good Mac & Cheese Recipe because mine has just not been on point lately. Suggestions are welcome & truly appreciated! MMmmmmkay yall, that is it for now!