Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bah Humbug?!

I am having such a hard time with getting into the holiday mood. I just feel stressed and blue, I guess. We have to scrap together money for presents and I don't feel like making cookies. I guess it is to be expected in that this is the first Christmas without my mom and his dad. Even though we weren't home for Christmas it was always nice to talk to them hear about their day. I know I often think about talking to my mom but know that she isn't there any more is sometimes really hard to bear. I guess I took for granted that she would always be there. Being able to call about this receipe or that....or any stories of Christmas' past. I am glad that my Dad is with my sister, Beckie for the holidays anyway. At least, he will have a change of scenery. For some reason I am really missing family this year. We have always stayed here and I have enjoyed it but this year is really hard. Hopefully, once we finish shopping and have some cookies made I will feel better.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas is coming.....

I think I have been reading too many other blogs and neglecting my own. It has been a busy few weeks in my household. There have been concerts and basketball games. Kids to pick up from practice and take to scouts and try to make some presents. I finished some altered comp books for my neices. They also will get an itunes gift card. I hope they enjoy them..teenagers are hard to buy for. It looks like I am throught the worst of the busyness. I only have scouts tonight and then a basketball game tomorrow. Then I have to figure out sometime to go shopping without the kids. I am thinking Thursday night is looking good. It will be nice to out alone. I have also bid on somethings on ebay that have sold out around here. I still have a CJ to get out. I had hoped to get it done before Christmas but it just hasn't happened. I do have all the parts out just have to get it all together. It has been cold here and have worried about fuel oil and staying warm. I should get the plastic on the windows probably would help some. I need to bake some cookies. AT least I finally got my kids to pin down what they want for Christmas. My dd is still thinking though. Luckily, I am good at power shopping. So it shouldn't take long.
Wish me luck and Merry Christmas to everyone.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Finally finished a knitting project!!!!

Well, just about anyway, I still have to weave in some loose ends and then it is done. I bound it off last night. It was a garter stitch scarf for my dd. She was very excited to get it finally. It has only taken me about a year to do it. I know I am a slow knitter. I also think Ihave too many projects started. I ended up frogging my chemo cap. I have to figure out how to join on circular needles. I crochet so I know how to join in the round but I think it is different in knitting. more research definitely needed there. Now I just have to finish my prayer shawl and my crocheted baby blanket. I want to learn to knit socks though. I am going to have to get a book about socks and see if I can figure it out. I also have to buy some double pointed needles as I don't have any. Then some yarn for them too. I guess I might have to ask Santa for them this year. Oh well, just thought I would crow about actually getting something OFF the needles for a change.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Not much these two things have in common but me....I know of a few people who also have this combo hobbies....er..addictions. I love yarn and knitting and crocheting but I also love working with paper and making cards and layouts. I guess it is better to always have different things to work on than nothing at all. I am still trying to finish a prayer shawl and scarf and a hat. I think I am almost done with the scarf because I am almost done with the black yarn. It is for my daughter so she is anxiously waiting for me to be done since it is cold now. I have a few Christmas gifts to make but those will be paper. I also have to clean my house because my insurance guy is stopping by to talk with me about my insurance. I really don't need any more so he is making a wasted trip. But he really wants to come. I have a really busy week so I trying to keep everything in perspective. Tonight is girl scouts, and church. Dinner has to be eaten somewhere between the two. Well, off to clean my house and keep things in perspective. Happy knitting~!

Friday, December 02, 2005

December all ready.....

Well, it has come too quickly...the month starts off with a busy start...I baked most of the day yesterday and will do it again today. I went to a church get together there was a wonderful brass ensemble playing. Made me remember being in the band and playing all the Christmas music. The music is my favorite part of the season. I have lots of things to make for every one and no time to do them. I will just have to make the time I suppose. Well, I better go and make some phone calls and get to baking.