Well, we didn't have time to decorate this year, or to be more accurate, I didn't have the energy or umph to decorate this year or to motivate anyone to help me decorate. Thus, I've not had my Christmas "fix" yet.
I still want to make a Christmas ornament to represent this year's holiday married to Gordon. I've had the design in my head, ready to cut and sew. I've just not had the umph to get going. I also need to finish one or two of these annual ornaments to be caught up. It is not an impossible undertaking in time or difficulty. I just need to DO it!
So, since those emotional batteries that can only be charged with hours of watching Christmas tree lights twinkle, have not been charged fully, I think our little LED tree will stay up in the studio for a while. Gordon loves that inexpensive little tree as well. It rotates, and the LED lights change color.
It brings back special memories of Nancy's house in Texas, Gordon's "second mother" and the mother of his best friend Don. I stayed with Nancy and Don when I went to Texas to marry Gordon in 2003. She had her little LED Christmas tree placed in front of a dresser mirror, and it was magical, especially at night.
Nancy is so very talented. She paints murals in homes, but she can do anything she tries to do from sewing to decorating to...whatever. When my mother refused to attend my wedding to Gordon, thus keeping Unc from attending, Nancy folded me into her arms and into her home and loved me through a difficult time. Our little LED rotating Christmas tree is our homage to Nancy and a very emotionally intense Christmas.
That is probably sharing too much, so I should stop for tonight. In Mama's defense, she had a serious stroke just a few months later, so when we look back now, we can recognize symptoms of a TIA before that surely affected her behaviour.
At some point during the last five years, I think Mama began to love Gordon in her own way. In my eyes, Gordon is a bigger man for living here on the farm and helping take care of Mama and Unc on a daily basis.
Do you have any idea who makes these themed cloth Santas? I've really been charmed by them, and I would like to collect them. If you have seen these before or if you have any idea of the manufacturer, please share that info with me.