Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas is gone and on to the new year...

Wow, been over a month again... sometimes I get busy I guess. This Christmas seemed to be a very fast roller coaster and we just flew through it. Started out with the weekend before the last week of School.. the flu got me, then it got James but did not get our Gwyn. She had a Christmas concert at school and I kept waiting for the flu to hit her all week! It never did. She made it. But the Friday after the late night Christmas concert and the early morning pj day at school, she came home with a nose that would not stop running.. still hasn't.
I did my Christmas sewing on the weekend we had the flu.. because it was to the point that if I didn't get doing it it would not get done.. and I made 7 pair of PJ pants while feeling the remnants of the flu. I also had knitting and crochet to finish up... and managed to make it.. Let me tell ya I was sweating this year though.. next year has to be done earlier!!!
Anyways, after the Christmas concert. There was Christmas with one side of the family Saturday night, then off to the city on the Sunday. Monday was some kinda fricken wicked cold but we had to get out and find my girl a new pair of boots and a coat. Who would think that a kid would grow in the middle of December and need a new set? Obviously not the stores who had very little left. We managed to find boots she LOVES and a whole set She LOVES downtown in the city. Boots from Sears and Snowsuit from my least favorite store, The Bay. But that's where it fit and that is where we didn't have to saw our arms and legs off for it and the Lady at the counter was actually AMAZING! I fear she won't last long there... she wasn't near bitchy enough. Anyway, we got her outfitted.
Then we had Christmas on Christmas. Boxing Day we had another Christmas get together. Then home again.
I honestly have felt sucked out and worn out since we got home. So tired I didn't unpack until the day after we got home. Then cleared or tried to clear the table the following day. The house still looks like a bomb went off in here. Still tired. We went for groceries in our little bit smaller city yesterday. Pooped from that too. Though I have been knitting/crocheting up some neat stuff. I will show you pics... at the end of this post.
And Today we have New Years Eve. I hope to hell that 2014 is a better year. 2013 has not been all that kind. I must say My Girl has been amazing, and been doing fantastic things. I have been focusing on that to pull me through. I have  my fingers crossed that she will continue to be amazing and that we can pull ourselves together in 2014 and have a good year to look back on, even if we have a bumpy start. Here hoping you know?
Anyways, nough o that, I promised pics right???
I have a pair of brown men's work socks like the blue ones up there on the needles as well as another Tyrant hat... well.. viking hat if you ask me, but what do I know.. Pics will follow when those are done up too.

So yes, we are all alive and well. And hopeful for a great new year! Talk to you soon! Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and All The Very Best For the New Year!


Val said...

Happy new year. Wow you are a busy lady.y favorie are the 3 little Dickie penguins birds.

Yarn Devil said...


Val, the birds are at the link above for the pattern. They did turn out beautiful but were very piddly to work up. I ended up crocheting the feet because I was sooo done knitting 6 stitches on dpns! LOL