Tuesday, December 18, 2007

'tis the season

The Gaming One and I had a great time in Florida and were tempted to stay an extra day. Our hosts actually said to me, "You get to see the kids every day. Stay another day! You only see us once a year!" As tempting as it was I don't think my liver could take another day! We managed to polish off five and a half fifths of liquor and a case of beer in our short stay. Fun fun fun. Surprisingly hangover free.

Even though we were in the car for so long, I did not manage to get much knitting accomplished (I can't knit in the dark and The Gaming One expected me to entertain him) and did not really knit much while in Fl. I did manage to finish the body and most of one sleeve of the little something something that jumped on my needles-a sweater based on The Somewhat Cowl. I plan to change the neckline instead of knitting the cowl, but I have really not decided what I am going to do. I am knitting it with KnitPicks Ambrosia that has been in my stash since my birthday (Thanks, MIL!). So far I love the yarn, it is a dream to knit with! I can't wait to wear the sweater. Unfortunately, it has been put on the back burner for a bit. My Mom has a friend from church- a surrogate grandmother of sorts- that just found out she has cancer and I am knitting her a cashmere Swallowtail Shawl to let her know that she is surrounded by love and prayer from our family. I say a little prayer for her each time I pick it up and am going to see if Mom can get it blessed by the Father of her church before it is sent. I am trying to get it finished before Mom leaves our again after Christmas, so I figure I have just over a week to get it done.

Christmas stress is kicking my ass yet again...I have 6 batches of truffles to make for neighbors, hosts of Christmas parties and The Gaming One's co workers. I have yet to buy a single present for my kids, not to mention the fact that I have not wrapped a single thing. I need to go through all the presents that I have bought and make sure I have not left anyone out. The tree is up and decorated thanks to the kids. Since the Girl Wonder is so tall, I did not even have to put the lights on. Thank you growth spurt! Can you tell, I am really not in the Christmas spirit this year?
The kids are counting down the days until Christmas, I am counting down to the 26...bah humbug.

This will probably be my last post until after the holiday rush and I would like to wish you all a very happy holiday (whatever you may celebrate). I feel blessed to know y'all through your comments and blogs. Hugs, kisses and lots of love!


urbanknitrix said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU TOO!!! And I am happy to meet you through blogging as well twin!!!

V said...

Hi Amanda,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's friend.

Peace, love, and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Yarn It said...

Happy Holidays to you too Amanda! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

MadMad said...

Happy holidays to you, too! Good luck getting through it!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time in my homestate! :-) It's hard for me to knit in the car, too. Hopefully, Christmas turns out to be joyous for all of you. Take care!