I know. Time flies when you're having fun, so with that logic in mind it should still be November for me. I've had a weird December, and despite the fact that I did several blog-worthy things, I just haven't had the time nor the inspiration. Have no fear, readers dear, it wasn't you, it was me. Me and my short attention span.
I've spent this month getting used to the fact that I chose to be out of a regular job come next Monday. I will be a fulltime freelancer! It's so scary I might have another breakdown! I spent the past few weeks wondering if it really was the right decision, and I know it was, but it still feels weird. Who leaves their job to go do something that they don't even know will earn them enough to pay the bills?
But it is the right thing to do. I know this, because I might be nervous as hell and scared out of my mind of what might happen in the future, I'm also really excited and I can't wait to get started. But first... there's people to say goodbye to.
Tomorrow is my last day at work. I made apple pies for the occasion. Apple pies for everyone!
Okay, so they're just small ones. (and my sincerest apologies for the horrifying cellphone picture.. I forgot to take any pictures apart from this one!) I used this recipe from Zoom Yummy for the pastry, though I used my own 'recipe' for the filling: chopped Granny Smith apples, golden raisins, and tooooons of cinnamon and brown sugar. The pastry is good, though a bit.. crumbly for an apple pie, but they hold together well and they all came out of the tin without breaking. Yay! I still need to get some whipped cream and paper plates, but then they'll be all ready to serve to my wonderful coworkers whom I will miss very much.
I also crafted in the past month. I did! I made a shawlette that's quite squishy and still needs to be blocked (sigh) because I think it could use the few centimeters of extra length at the sides. They keep creeping upwards and falling out of my coat.
The only problem with it? It doesn't like having its picture taken.
No, I'm just joking, I haven't even tried taking its picture yet. I keep wanting to, and then putting it off because I still want to block it.
I did make some Christmas decorations for my presents this year. Just some simple snowflakes, I tied them onto my gifts with a crocheted chain. My mother was stoked because I told her I wasn't making any ornaments for them this year, and then I did! Heh. Crafty me. I used the image on the top of the blog as my Christmas card this year (that I only posted on Facebook, don't be mad if you didn't get a card from me, nobody did) because I thought that, even though it's still 10 degrees outside at the moment and this month has been the hottest December since 1971, we all deserve some snowflakes in our lives at this time of year, even if it is a small, yellow-ish, crocheted one. Just to set the mood for the season. Let's hope we get some flakes in January!
Knowing me, this is bound to be my last post of this year, so it might be a bit early, but I want to wish all of you a happy new year! And may 2012 be at least twice as good as 2011 has been. At least.