Bah Humbug I say! — Oh, who am I kidding, I love Christmas time. All the decorations, the lights, and the colors, the world just seems to brighten up. Plus Santa Claus will be coming any day now. lol
It is just difficult for me to get into the Christmas spirit in October or even still in early November. This is the unfortunate life of a soaper, you have to be in the holiday spirit months in advance of the holiday. I started making my Christmas items before we had even gotten into October, and it shows. Those soaps lack the spirit and energy that I associate with the season. The September and early October soaps themselves are attractive, but other than scent they feel no different than those I might have made in June or March or any other month.
As we get closer to the holiday season, the soaps have gotten more festive and spirited (thankfully), but I doubt I will ever get used to the idea of starting to prepare for holidays months in advance. I managed to squeeze in a mini-soapapalooza the other day (four batches in one short evening). To get in the spirit I started up the holiday music and had it filling the house. It also happened to be nice weather out, so I had the windows open. A friend stopped by the house and when she entered, she couldn’t stop laughing about the fact I was already listening to holiday music and had some Christmas decorations randomly spaced throughout the house. The things we do to get into the holiday spirit. lol
I’m hoping to have some time to post some of the videos and photos of items in the next couple of weeks (maybe over Thanksgiving). The reality for me has been that I was stuck deciding between the time needed to make the soap or the time needed to edit the videos. Videos don’t need a month to cure, but soaps do. So the winner is the soap. I just need to be able to clone myself or find time to take a day off to spend getting both caught up and ahead (there never seems to be enough time in the day for any of us). lol