The problem with mittens is that you have to make two of them. When you finish crocheting something, you have this great sense of accomplishment. However, mittens are a killjoy because as soon as the feeling of accomplishment hits you, you realize that you're only 50% done.
Knitters and crocheters may know this feeling by the name SSS or Second Sock Syndrome. This feeling happens while crocheting anything that you need two of: socks, mittens, gloves, both sides of a throw pillow, sleeves, body parts of stuffed animals...
My problem extends even farther. I am suffering from TSS. Third Sock Syndrome. This is the second time I've made this mitten because I had to rip it all out. It was too big the first time. This is why I should always do a gauge swatch. As a result, I had to get through my Post-Frogging Depression. (Frogging is legitimately the proper term for ripping out crocheting, because you rrrip it, rrrip it! Get it?)
Don't worry Jenna, your second mitten will get done. I promised you mittens and I WILL deliver. Just... don't be surprised if they end up being your Christmas present this year.