Days...9, 10, 11, 12? Where did they go? I think I realized they were lost around the same time I found myself running through the Memphis airport to catch my connecting flight after my first was over half an hour late, my Christmas plans flashing before my eyes (a slight exaggeration, given Memphis is only a 2 hour drive from my family's house, so worst case scenario if I couldn't get another flight, someone would've picked me up). I made my flight, though (whew), and after that, I decided to slow down a little, and not worry so much about anything stressful, such as keeping up with blog posts (even though I love writing this blog, of course!).
I'm sorry I wasn't able to keep up with all the 12 Days of Christmas posts. Sometimes I want more structure here when clearly I'm not so great at sticking to a blogging schedule. Maybe my plan, instead of trying to follow a plan more, should simply be to fly by the seat of my pants. I'm pretty sure I don't do that as often as I should.
After all...I've had a great holiday. That was my goal when I decided to do a 12 Days of Christmas series, so...failure? What failure? Mission accomplished! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, One Lonely Apricot readers! And now, for a little more Christmas cheer...
Ugly sweater t-shirt photos with Corey, sans tripod (that's why you can't really see the shirts, which is what we wanted to show off, oops!).
I decorated these papier mache ornaments to give as gifts! (A DIY project? Why, yes, I believe it must be!)
I added two Christmas coffee mugs to my collection and had a cup of cinnamon coffee in one the day before I left Ohio! (Notice my poinsettia in the background, and my awesome vintage tablecloth!)
Cooked an early Christmas dinner with Corey, featuring green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, pineapple, and veggie "meat." Plus, leftover birthday cake for dessert!
I tried fruitcake again. The first time I had it was in my college cafeteria, and I haaaated it. I could only be convinced to try a piece this small...and I can't say I liked it the second time either! But, it was better than the cafeteria variety, I'll give it that.
Wrapped presents with my brother...I am a TERRIBLE present wrapper! I decided that next year I'm going to get/decorate some really cute gift bags and skip the paper. Seriously.
Wrapping in action.
And I baked about 6-7 dozen more Christmas cookies once I got here! This batch is no-bake chocolate-oatmeal-peanut butter, my brother's favorite.