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18 December 2012 @ 10:55 pm
Damn you, Christmas! 1*  
So, I spent last November to May with minimal work, and Mr B has not been working for the last 18 months. This has been less than financially optimal, I calculated how much money we were down over the period: it was a Very Distressing Sum. Happily I charge such an egregious amount for my services that we've been able to keep going without too much stress, but I have been Making Economies.

And, being a crafty type, I thought to myself: why spend a fortune on gifts when I can make them!?

Which is why, a week from Christmas, I have a huge pile of gifts to finish making and a massive blister from hot glue on my thumb. Cold water really does work, though: three hours of alternating water and ice packs last night shrank the size of the blister by about 60%.

I am SEWING the rest of the gifts. Maybe a spot of knitting.

And if you are not in Australia or New Zealand and are yet one of the few people I have been organised enough to get a card to (a ridiculously small number, sorry!), let us pretend we are Italian and Christmas goes through until 12th night, at which point La Belfana will arrive and clean our houses!

* It's ever so likely there'll be a 2 …
Nennenenne on December 18th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Here Christmas lasts until the 13'th of January. That's the day all the Christmas decorations must be taken down. If not there will be poverty in the household for all of the new year. Just pretend to be Norwegian, we allow even more time than the Italians.

Also ouch! *blows on blistered finger*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 20th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
I knew there was a reason Norwegians were some of my very favourite people! In good news, the thumb heals swiftly! Cold water and ice at first really did do the trick.