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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Yep. It's been months.

It's that time of year again people, and it's busier than it's ever been for us.  Work is going well, but I got hurt on the job so I'm on light duty right now and rehabbing my knee.  Dante and Alex are trying to stay caught up on their school work, and I'm stressing about it (per usual).  Unexpected bills are hitting, we have all been sick, the cat was sick, and we're all working more hours than we did last year at this time, so nothing is on schedule this holiday season.  I'm sure that most of you are in the same boat, but it felt good to type that out :)

As you can see here, Alex is decorating the tree again.  This year the Sissionaries helped out but they aren't in the picture.  They are coming over for Christmas dinner this year, and will be skyping their families from our computer.  It's really bittersweet to see.  They're so happy and they catch up with their parents and siblings, and then after a while everyone gets sad and starts to cry because the call is close to ending.  Family members gather so that distant cousins and Aunts & Uncles, and grandparents, and family friends can all speak to their missionary.  I like to be a part of it. 

As you may expect, I have almost no Christmas knitting going.  This pair of socks in progress is intended for Dante, but I'm not sure if they'll be finished in time.  I don't love the way this color is transitioning at all.  I bought this on my trip to Stitches East, and I've been trying to knit the yarn from that trip so I'll feel better about spending and buying so much, lol.  This is the only project so far that has felt disappointing, but he likes the colors, so... 

I'm not sure about getting a gingerbread house baked, or anything else we usually do.  Alex doesn't want Christmas Eve meatballs this year (my tradition), and has asked for quesadillas.  I guess we're tossing out all the stuff I usually do and trying a lot of new things, so it doesn't matter if I get to all the baking or knitting or movie-watching.  It only matters that I remember the reason we celebrate the Christmas season, and that I spend time with my boys (without trying to kill them). 

1 comment:

  1. Similar here, off work due to heart issues and waiting on medical tests. But I have good health insurance at work, good medical care in my area, a warm home, and plenty of fabrics and yarns and things needing done, mended or finished. Hope your Christmas and coming New Year are good.