Mostly, I've been grading papers and going to meetings. But we are sneaking in some crafting here and there, preparing for giftmas (thanks, C n T) and playing with the girls. If you follow the crafty blogs, you know there are about a million and one advent calendar designs out there. I love doing the advents--the kids get a kick out of it, and it reminds me of the deliciously painful process of waiting for Christmas when I was a child. My favorite one is in the Garnet Hill catalog, which is also my very favorite catalog for dreaming about being rich and buying everything in it. But my gizzles, puh-lease, who is going to pay $58 for an advent calendar? Not moi.
I'll gladly rip the idea off in my use-all-my-scraps-up kind of way, however.
What's that you're asking? Will I be going out to buy little gifts to put in each little bag?
Heck no! That would be contrary to my penny-pinching mentality 'round the Holidays. Instead, they're stuffed with things we had lying around: lollipops from the candy stash, embroidery thread friendship bracelets, quarters.
The countdown begins. Hello, December!