I don't care how stressed with work I am. I needed to make time for a little cheer.
I had to go to Breed & Co yesterday. While there, I discovered an entire section of the store I never knew about.... The NON-hardware section!! Woweee! Full of interesting foods, kitchen gizmos, books, candles, and CHRISTMAS DECOR!!
It must have been fate, because my eyes immediately found this guy-
A Christmas Pickle Ornament!!!
I don't have a Christmas tree to hide it in, so it is proudly dangling above my kitchen counter.
I also decided to buy some lights and deck my lil' apartment out in those. They add just the right amount of glow I need. After all, I don't really like Christmas or Christmas decorations (Shhhhh, don't tell). I'll probably leave them up all year.
I set out my Christmas fondue moose, because every moose lover needs one.
I hung up my pickle, put on my holiday socks and was all set to do work. Low and Behold, the lesson I was working on required carving out Styrofoam to make a print, so I soon had a pile of snow all around me, on my clothes and in my hair.
I forgot to mention another Breed & Co. find: A chocolate advent calendar!!
My mom used to give me these when I was little, so I feel a little nostalgic opening this up for my daily chocolate dose. I didn't find a price tag on it, and nearly had a heart attack when it rang up to THIRTEEN DOLLARS!!! Geeez. I suppose it's because the chocolate is almost good and they are individually wrapped as presents. There are also little poems on the inside of each door. Todays:
"The Christmas tree looks twice as nice, decorated by these mice."
Now it's work time! Studying for my art history test by the glow of little white lights. I need some hot chocolate and I'll be in business.