I went to visit Santa’s Workshop↑ hoping to get motivated. I haven’t done a Christmas Card yet and I still have a pile of “stuff” that’s supposed to turn into a couple of real life gifts. Then there are a couple of things I want to make inworld. And none of it is done!
The pressure is enormous.
Mostly I played with Windlight. There are now over 700 settings on my list and I don’t know what most of them do (and can never remember the others). I tried to convince myself it was a necessary learning exercise, you know combining Windlight with snow and water and the Northern Lights. But I’m just messing around to distract myself from the things I haven’t done.
I did notice that there seems to be a lot of “play” at the North Pole and not a lot of “work”.
The train ride is very cool and the sleigh tour and the elves having a snowball fight. In fact it’s all very cute and intriguing, but I really didn’t see any massive effort to get ready for the big day.
I arrived there in my hamster guise (she’s the only one with a Christmas dress and I went to a party yesterday). As a Tiny she doesn’t really fit the poses etc. I did have a nice long talk with Rudolf though (Santa ho-ho-ho’d a lot but wasn’t very sympathetic).
Rudy assures me that they do things at the last minute as well. Guess I’m in good company. :)