No, I haven't died. Posting's been few and far between due to December being just about the worst month for finances (with April coming in a decided first.) I've been working a bit extra so that this year I don't have to choose between paying bills and buying Christmas gifts, haha. Also am doing one big handmade gift for le boyfriend, who is one of those people that's impossible to buy for without spending a fortune (and, let's face it, they probably already bought everything they wanted for themselves anyway.) Deadline is creeping up quickly! Ugh, so not my favorite holiday.
Today's pictures we did indoors, using only the sunlight coming in through the windows, so things are a little blurry. I kind of liked the soft, melancholy effect we got, though, and didn't want to muck it up with any of my extremely amateur color editing. Natural lighting has a dramatic quality sometimes, especially filtered through glass.
You know what doesn't have such a dramatic quality? Random mismatched groups of nutcrackers on my damn piano. And my mother tries to fit in new ones every year. You can't tell from these angles, but we have the most decoration-packed living area known to man at this point. There's no room at the inn, Mom.