What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.
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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Christmas in July Party

.......was really held in August but two days late isn't so bad. We had a great time. Not as many came as I had hoped but I guess not all are as "organized" as I am or as excited about Christmas all year as I am. Not that I don't enjoy all of the holidays but there is something so special and sentimental about Christmas.

I decorate a lot at Christmas. I tried to downsize one year but my 2 (adult) daughters, neither of which live at home anymore or help to decorate, had an absolute fit. So I have created a monster and have to live with it for a while.

Back to the party.......we watched 2 Christmas movies, ate breakfast casserole, and crafted for about 4 hours. After they left, DD27 (one of the above mentioned whining daughters) stayed for 4 more hours and 2 more movies. We had a great time.

The snowflake clipboard was made by DD27. Mine is the other one. I think she is going to have mom's creative gene! She did a great job! We both want to add a few embellishments but probably need to go shopping first LOL. Some projects have to sit and "simmer" for a while before they are complete. These were so fun and quick, we just HAVE to make more for our friends.

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