1) moving my tree from the family room where we normally hang out to the dining room which you can see from outside our house.
2) not getting xmas PJs for E until this week.
3) working too much on the end of semester homework rush/internship hours
4) not enough xmas music - seriously!
Despite these factors, today I finally felt a little warmth when I created this:
While my *Golden* turkey shirt was too cute, it was also way too expensive for my SAHM sensibility. So instead, I gave it a whirl and tried it myself. You can see that I'm not a professional by any means, but I did manage to get everything sewn on and the bells securely fastened (omg choking hazard!).
E looved the shirt when I gave it a jingle. It was that smile that finally gave me the Christmas cheer. It also helped that I put him in some cute little holiday PJs. He was not as excited about those.