December is a strange time of the year for entrepreneurs in a the crafty field. Most of us have been in full holiday prep mode since about, oh let’s just say June, and we’ve been thinking about December all this time. I would love to say that at the end of a long day of making jewelry, prepping for my next show, making jewelry, shipping packages and did I mention making jewelry? that I unwind with a good book (Game of Thrones perhaps). But even I have to admit that when this time of the year gets really stressful and busy, I mostly like to chill out by looking up videos of cute animals on YouTube or scrolling through my collection of Cute and Fluffy Pins on Pinterest. Here are just a few of my favorites from YouTube:
Woman getting chased by rabbits in Japan:
Star Wars Alpacas:
Baby Bat Orphans:
Slow Loris Eating a Banana (I dare you to feel stressed out while watching this):
Here’s a roundup of what everyone is watching/listening to/reading to relax or to get into the Holiday spirit:
Samantha: I watch all of the Hallmark Channel holiday movies. Also, not so relaxing, but in the car, I listen to the Divergent series.
Marja: I've been doing my usual podcast binge-ing. At the moment, Serial tops the list. Every once and a while, when I'm fried from work and Macie (my daughter) is truly frustrated with her piano practice, we have a mega dance party moment to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.
Alana: I've been mainlining Fresh Air interviews and listening to nineties music. I will stop work every Sunday to watch Walking Dead.
Alyson: XMas in Frisco on SomaFM (weird holiday music, not relaxing, but takes the edge off during production times). I watch just about every holiday comedy during December, and It's a Wonderful Life is a constant tradition every year.