I'm so proud of myself: I made something!! Ha ha ha!!! I can't believe it!
You see, i really like crafts. But i have the attention span of a 5 year old. If a project takes longer than one of the BabyGirl's naps, then i loose interest. (and she's a very short napper.) I possess the kind of personality that is all about the big picture, the overarching theme, the burst of inspiration. I have no capacity for detail or follow-thru.
Also, I just don't have time for crafts. Number one, December is the single busiest month of the year at work and i consistently work 14 hour shifts, getting home at 11pm. Number two, I feel like my every moment is consumed with The Meal Cycle. It's like The Nitrogen Cycle but with your daily meals. You go grocery shopping, you wash\chop\prep, you cook the meal, you eat the meal, you wash all the dishes you used, and you start over at the beginning. Somewhere in between you also try to do some laundry so you have clean underwear. No time for crafts.
There's an unspoken rule in the Mom Club. You must follow the rule or you get excommunicated. The rule is that you have to make awesome, creative home projects and then blog about it. Lots of pictures of the step-by-step process as well as the final product. There are approximately eleventy million blogs about "look what i made". Incidentally, these crafty moms are very skilled at The Meal Cycle.
My mom and both my sisters are kick-butt at creative projects. We're talking real pros here. I knew i had the genetic oomph to make this happen, so i selected a craft that met my specifications. Minimal supplies, minimal time. And it worked! I did it!! I made Cinnamon Ornaments. I had to laugh at myself, because i didn't prepare for it at all. Wouldn't you know, i didn't have enough cinnamon. The instructions specifically said how much cinnamon you would need, and i thought, "surely that is the quantity of your basic little spice jar of cinnamon." No, my friends, it is the quantity of 4 little jars of cinnamon. Nonetheless, i plowed through. Do we postpone or reschedule our craft simply because we don't have the necessary materials? No way. The mood had struck me in that particular moment, and that was the moment for crafting.
And here it is. My ability to photograph my accomplishments for public display clearly needs some work. Remember, the skills of a 5 year old.
Ultimately I will tie some snazzy Christmas ribbon on them to hang them up.
My hopes and dreams would be to make Emily's wine cork board, but it's going to take me a long time to save up that many corks.