Day 345: Twelve.Sixteen.13

Holiday CheerHere’s to another day of creativity…

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Day 344: Twelve.Fifteen.13

Got to hang out with an altogether international crowd. The AFS-USA Capitol Area Team holiday party. Students from around the world and those looking to go around the world, volunteers, host families, and holiday decorations – of course.

AFS-USA Holiday Party

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 342: Twelve.Thirteen.13

In trying to get from one side of my postage-stamp-sized apartment to the other – unsuccessfully due to the large number of boxes and bags and piles of mess – this thought appeared inside my head, clear as day:

I create obstacles for myself. Literally, and figuratively.

In an attempt to clean up, I most certainly always make more of a mess first.

Make any task seem larger than it originally was, thereby paralyzing myself from taking care of the matter swiftly and efficiently.

Case in point this evening; empty all contents of box filled with holiday decorations onto floor in an attempt to add a bit of holiday cheer to my otherwise downtrodden disposition.

The curious thing is that almost always I am able to create beauty out of the chaos. Unhealthy as the tactic may be.

Holiday Decorating

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 273: Ten.Five.13

I helped set up a wedding reception this morning, which I was then a server for.

I created the centerpieces according to Bride’s specifications – candle inside a clear glass hurricane vase surrounded by reindeer moss.

wedding reindeer moss

If it had been up to me, I would have told her what an unfortunate choice this was. (It’s a mess, smells bad, and the result is less than pretty.)

It wasn’t up to me, however. So I did the best I could with what I had, all the while judging her style choices.

Here’s to another day of creativity…