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WHAT'S THE DEAL...With 12 Days of Christmas?

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The Twelve Days of Christmas. Now there’s an irritating song that gets stuck in your brain without your consent.  

This year,  The Twelve Days of Christmas has a special meaning, when 12 days seems more like 50 days.    Especially after the 1200 days we’ve spent in 2020 so far.  
What are your 12 days of Christmas looking like this year? Hopefully they don’t include 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a-leaping, 9 ladies dancing, 8 maids a-milking.  That right there adds up to 50 people, which s highly discouraged during a pandemic. That’s not to even mention those drummers, pipers, maids, etc. would be tripping over all the geese a-laying and swans a-swimming.
A crowd of noisy people plus a flock of birds a-pooping. Can you imagine the mess that would make?
All of a sudden, staying home and away from others doesn’t seem so bad.  Boring, yes.
We may not be going out too much, but we still to keep ourselves from going stale.  What about being creative and taking photos of what you have around your house?  That’s what I did.  I took pictures chronicling my December 2020 Twelve Days of Christmas, and did it all without playing that annoying song.  
Here’s a sample.

1.  On the first day of Christmas

I made my own hand sanitizer.  I guess I’m not clear on what ingredients go into hand sanitizer.  From the name, one would think it’s made from hands.  They’re hard to find.  Believe me. I was lucky to find just one.  The sanitizer came out weird.  Not sure if it works as intended.

2. On the second day of Christmas

I tried to cut my hair.  It was a really big mistake.  Too embarrassed to show anyone a picture of the damage, but here’s an idea of what it looks like.

3. On the third day of Christmas

I wanted to practice taking portraits. The biggest problem was that I don’t have anyone around to take portraits of.  Well, no humans that were willing to model for me.  My true love wasn’t having any of it,  too busy binge watching Netflix and sleeping.  So I made do.  I found this plastic guy that was willing to pose however I wanted him to, and hold that pose for as long as I wanted him to.  

4. On the fourth day of Christmas

I realized that I had forgotten something that resulted in a big mess.  You see, on the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a gift that keeps on giving.  Sourdough starter……Ugh. That’s something that I have to keep alive!  What the hell was he thinking?  I don’t have the desire to nurture and feed some needy bacteria and yeast. Plus, my nursing days are over.  Besides I’m too busy being bored out of my mind to make bread out of it.  

5.  On the fifth day of Christmas

I went to the store and bought a bunch of veggies.
My plan was to prepare them and eat healthy meals all week.  But I didn’t feel like washing them, and cutting them up because I was so busy doing nothing.  So I ate these instead.

6. On the sixth day of Christmas

I took family portraits.  It wasn’t my family.  My household family members aren’t very friendly, or quite frankly, even good looking.  It’s not their fault.  It’s a hereditary thing.  
So, I spoke with the plastic guy that posed for me on the third day of Christmas.  It just so happened that he has two kids and they were all willing to pose. (Something tells me I may need some serious help.)

7. On the seventh day of Christmas

I decided to get out of my daytime pajamas, and get dressed in real clothes.  But now, the first few days of Christmas are catching up with me, as well as the 1200 days of 2020.  
Would this be called: My pants a-shrinking?  My waist a-growing?

8.  On the eighth day of Christmas

I took a self portrait.  This is my good side.

9.  On the ninth day of Christmas

Covid pounds have taken their toll, and my true love gave to me a new but offensive nickname.  Can you guess what that nickname might be?

10. On the tenth day of Christmas

I took another portrait.  I’m really running out of things to take portraits of……Or am I.  You be the judge.

11. On the eleventh day of Christmas

My true love gave me another gift that keeps on giving.  A STD!
I used my super powerful macro lens that I got at Horn Photo to take this picture.  Cool, huh?  Can you guess which STD this is?

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas

I gave my true love, divorce papers from my attorney.

Don’t be sad for me.  I found a new true love: The plastic Star Wars guy. His kids already call me mommy.  

We hope you have fun this holiday being creative!  

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