I have a confession to make. I bought some ornaments.
I was in AC Moore last night and they had a whole entire aisle devoted to 70% off everything Christmas, so I looked. It was 70% off, how could I not?
The cookie tins were calling my name but they were a little too red and green for my taste. The little foamie Santa shapes were reaching out to me, so much so that I had a fleeting thought that maybe, just maybe we could somehow turn them into a project for Zaidy, of Zaidy, or someone's Zaidy, anyone's Zaidy. If you squint, Zaidys all kind of looks like Santa. But no. And not because it was Santa but because at 70% off they were still $3 each and I would need several for my kids to make a project with, and that's still expensive.
So I kept moving, pushing my little cart (and those carts are so little in AC Moore, why is that? It's so hard to fit everything in) to the end of the aisle, and there they were. Ornaments. And the angels sang. Well, not really, but I have a theme going here.
They're just so pretty. If I could, I would put up a tree in my living room and hang pretty glittery balls from it. And I'm betting you would too. And I'm betting I'm not the only one who shops the ornament aisle (as a matter of fact, I know I'm not the only one. I won't name names or anything but you know who you are - you're my good friend so you won't get mad when I say your name rhymes with moldie. I'm just saying). And why not? There's no other word for them but pretty. I don't need the little lights, I don't need the heirloom figurines, I just need the spheres of shimmery glitter.
So I bought two of them. I really wanted purple ones to use as a centerpiece in my purple dining room, but there were none. So I bought two blue ones to go with the walls in the my living room. I hung them on either side of the big living room window, on the curtain rod. So pretty. Not sure this will be their permanent home, but it's a start - at least the kids can't reach them all the way up there.
And just as a followup - after inspecting them, I realized that the ornaments are nothing more than dressed up styrofoam balls. I could so make these. I'll file this away for next time the 70% sale visits the styrofoam aisle.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)