Sunday, November 04, 2012
Today I was at Target to pick up some stuff, and what do I spy but the Christmas decorations. Christmas music was playing, and the entire back corner of the store was decked out in glitter and fake snow. I'm not sure how I feel about this. There's a part of me that really likes it, but there's another "shoot, let us have Thanksgiving!" part of me.
This Christmas is going to be very different for me. I don't have a job, so I can't just go out and buy crazy gifts for everyone. I won't be able to buy the same kind of gift for the tree at my gym (we pick a name of a child and buy them a Christmas gift). But I feel like I'm prepared to still enjoy this holiday season, maybe even more so than usual. I spent a good part of the day working on some catnip fish to take to the local humane society. They aren't the most beautiful things in the world, but there are good intentions behind them. They are really cute, anyway. I had some fish-patterned fabric sitting around - thought it would make a cute cat toy.
I made some return address labels, I framed a picture for my mom, I put some new glass in a frame that was missing glass for MONTHS, and I made a fireplace reflector - I glued old CDs onto some foam core and stuck it in the fireplace. I have a string of lights in there, and it looks really really pretty. I'll get around to putting some pictures up...
I'm feeling calm, and I'm feeling successful as far as working toward my goals. I've been diligently keeping a food journal, and while I don't put it on Spark every day, I have it written down to enter once a week just to keep tabs. My workouts have been consistent - I even went for a run today! I've been drinking tons of water. I feel naked without my water bottle by my side.
I didn't get a phone call for subbing tomorrow... it would be nice to have the day to finish some fish and get some more cleaning up done.