I was ashamed to note that it has been over a MONTH since I last posted and even that post was ... slight? shall we say? It has been a busy busy period of time - Thanksgiving came and went - T and I had dinner at my sister's home with her DS, boys and our uncle, aunt and two of their girls... it was wonderful. The time between T'giving and Christmas was a whirlwind to say the very least.
I finally met a someone I had been talking to via email, chats and phone. We've hit it off and have spent a good deal of time together (stay tuned for future updates). I shopped, knitted, shopped some more, knitted some more, oh and worked (worked hard given the new computer system and the number of new appeals - another story altogether). Not to even mention the usual duties of mom and homeowner.
So as Christmas was coming and oh so quickly, I finished up my gift shopping / knitting and ended up work (had off Thursday before Christmas through today). I finished up my grocery shopping, keeping in mind the goodies I intended to make, bake and otherwise prepare. Then, on the Saturday before Christmas ... I pulled my back out. That was that. No baking, no making and nothing much got prepared. I wrapped. I wove in some loose ends and tails. I watched TV. alot of holiday TV. If I moved, it hurt. So I did not move. Much anyway. T & I enjoyed Christmas Eve brunch in Oilville with everyone. We enjoyed our Christmas day very much and we enjoyed seeing our family - as extended as it now is.
Finally, yesterday, I woke up feeling better! I baked a black walnut cake (my maternal grandmother's recipe). I shopped with DC (dear companion? compadre? Chris?) - we got lobster, scallops and champagne. We had a lovely dinner here at my house. T had a lovely pizza with one of his buds. All were well fed and happy.
Here's to a Happy New Year ... !!
Resolutions you ask? I resolve to be happier with myself, get myself fitter while eating more healthily, and expand my knitting expertise (i.e., stop with the darn scarves & bags and move along to other projects!). *(see below)
Holiday Swap 2007 ... on Saturday just passed, I received a cool package from Monique (Netherlands!) - containing a lovely blue scarf/hat and some ornaments she made for me, cool Christmas wine glass identifying charms (which may actually get converted to stitchmarkers...!) and a lovely pop-up Christmas Card... The ornaments were residing in a pretty black and sparkly bag with little tasseled ties. All in all, a really fun package to receive! Thank you Monique! I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year also.
Much love and good wishes to all ... and to all a good night!
(oh, and blog more often)*