Weeks of planning, days of shopping, hours of wrapping. . . and it's over in minutes and my living room looks like this. Notice the neat orb in the upper left hand corner. You can believe or not believe in that kind of thing- it certainly doesn't matter to me, but I choose to believe we have a Christmas Angel visiting. :-) Dust mote? Not on Christmas!!! Perish the thought.
I got a Nikon Coolpix camera and I love it! The whole back of the camera is the live picture screen. Very cool. I also got a Garmin GPS- all the better to find miniature stores with my pretty!
This one you will either love or hate. After years of hinting and hinting and singing the tunes, my family finally got me The Sound of Music on DVD. This is a long standing joke in the Family because my husband loves Mary Poppins (and I can't stand it) and I love The Sound of Music, which he hates. Mary Poppins could have been OK- I think Julie Andrews is fantastic, but long, strange animation sequences and fourteen minutes of dancing chimney sweeps makes me nuts.
On the other hand, I was German major in college and find anything remotely connected with German history quite interesting. Yes, I know The Sound of Music is in Austria, but there is this little thing called the Anschluss when the Germans took over Austria which is why the von Trapps traipsed over the Alps into Switzerland.
Just be aware that the Hollywood version isn't quite the way it really happened. The true story is actually even more interesting. But I'll let you research it on your own. The bottom line is that I have loved The Sound of Music since I was a child and I always will.
But I digress. Getting up early resulted in this on the way to my Dad's house. Even Ninja was sound asleep until I turned on the really neat new Nikon Coolpix Camera. You can see his glowing eyes in the back of the truck. Notice the rain out the back window. We had a very wet Christmas. But much nicer, I think, than when it gets hot. I'm not a fan of the 90 degree Christmas.
So it was a nice Christmas and of course there hasn't been a second in weeks to craft anything. I took some time off next week, but who knows if I'll get to mini at all. I have to work tomorrow. It's Boxing Day, for heaven sake! No shopping for me, except maybe at lunch.
Isn't this the perfect Christmas scene? The house makes me think of the Garfield or the Joseph Angel House. I wish Christmas looked like this. It makes me wonder, did it ever? Hard to say, but I like the picture anyway. I wish one of my dollhouses looked this good! With enough time, anything is possible, right?
Merry Christmas to you and yours.