Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

My tree is up finally. Every year we say this year we will buy a smaller tree and we even think we are buying a smaller tree and every year it is the same tree! We have to cut the top to make it fit and move the furniture to make space. But I love our tree. Like all of you, I am crazy busy with my to-dos. I have 2 gifts to finish.
The gifts I bought on-line are piled up in my foyer unopened. So I still have to sort them out and wrap, wrap, wrap. I have to clean my house and prep for house guests, food shop, etc., etc.

So this will be my last post before Christmas. I wish you all love, peace and happiness. Talk to you next year. Time to think about my resolutions :(

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Something Homemade for Christmas

I have no decorations up. I have done my cards but not mailed them. Very little shopping (online only) . I completed a scarf (which I love, link to pattern on previous post) and started a shawl. I put so much pressure on myself to do homemade stuff for Christmas and then have no time, but I made these today and I feel like I did something !!! These are super simple to do, just melt a Hersey's hug on a pretzel then add an M&M. They take about 10 minutes to make, look so cute and people love them. Recipe here. Such a little thing that put me in the mood to maybe bake and who knows maybe even go out shopping :) My little helper was not much help at all. She basically just wanted to eat my supplies and lick my utensils but we had fun.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Just A Little Update

I spent thanksgiving at my sister's. That's her in the left hand corner. It was nice. No fights and that is a big deal in our family.

I have actually started to craft a little. I have been playing with paper. I find that when I do this I don't think or worry. Unlike crochet which lets me think too much. I made 2 mini albums to put in my dd and her dh's stocking. And have also started to make a scrapbook for my dh of his family tree. I crocheted a scarf to give one of the gymboree teachers and am giving the other teacher one from my stash of fo's.

My mil is in hospice but hanging in there. My son who is 23 went in for an annual checkup and they found his ekg was abnormal, so now he is going in for a stress test. I am quite stressed about that.
My grand daughter is almost 4 (in April) she has become a hand full. Now that it is cold out she only wants to stay in side and play pretend with me. She puts on costumes and wants me to do voices for all the characters. By the end of the day I am exhausted. This is my son trying to give me a break so I can cook dinner. She really needs to go to school now. We will probably enroll her in a pre-school in January.
I am doing most of my shopping on line because I cannot go shopping with her any more. On the weekends I have to try to do my cleaning, laundry, food shopping etc. You guys know the drill. All you stay at home moms, you know how hard this job is. At least she goes home at night with her parents. But This is my dd busy season and so she is dropped of sometimes before 7 am and picked up after 7 pm. It is a long day. If I could only get her to nap!
Well take care all. Don't let the holiday's stress you out too much. I will probably do a couple of posts before Christmas.