Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Happy

What can I say but “Merry Christmas”? I haven’t left the house yet but it’s been a great day so far. Let us count the ways…

1) On Wednesday, I found a buddy who wanted to join me for “Jewish” Christmas today. Great!

2) Last night, x-mas eve, Nancy asked me if I wanted to come over to her house today for playtime or dinner. I said yes. (I break my hang out with families on x-mas rule for her because I run no risk of being set-up with ne’er-do-well sons.)

3) Diego called this morning. Ok, it was to reschedule our plans for Saturday, but I enjoyed talking to him—and we do have another plan.

4) Pele called—and we made plans for Saturday. Perfect.

5) TR emailed and asked for a ride to the airport. Oddly, this pleases me. What can I say? I like to help out. Plus, I can now drive his car to Nancy’s.

6) All this sort of messed up the movie plan, but my buddy had a late start and dinner plans, so we’ll probably catch a late show.

So, instead of getting out early, I made myself breakfast and set up a marathon viewing of an ok tv series and knit my little heart out. I finished up the gray lace scarf featured in the post before last. I need to block it but it’s done and I’m happy. It’s my present to myself, I suppose. I also figured out a perfect gift for my mom’s birthday so I ordered it and it’s on the way to her (well, soon it will be).

Last night, I made some cookies, most of which I’ll send to my uncle. I’m going to make him a hat by Monday and ship that all off as his holiday present.

I’m just where I want to be with the knitting. I only have one complicated project on the needles. Others may take a long time (one scarf in particular), but it’s fairly mindless so that’s good. I’m going to stick with simple projects for a while. I enjoy the outcome of the complicated ones but the process is tiring. I need some faster gratification, at least for a while.

Cheers all! I hope you are enjoying your holiday—and the time away from work.

Grateful for: a good holiday.


  1. Oh, this needs a comment: knitting is the art of the heart (sorry for that awful alliteration), but knitting as you are doing warms someone: What more could we ask?

    My mother's afghan, made when I was in her womb, still lies at the end of my bed. She has warmed me my lifetime through her knitting and her being.


  2. Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate Christmas to me. I'm amazed at how fast you are with the knitting.

  3. My sister likes to knit too. She bought one of those $20 rolls. hehehe.. If there are single people out there, please visit this free dating site. thanks

  4. Mary--what a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much. I do knit a lot of things for myself but I really love making things for others.

    Barbara--I am not fast! But hats are quick. (I have gotten faster since I started.) My uncle's hat is done! He'll get his holiday present next week. :)



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