I'm gonna guess that quite a few other people are in the same boat as I am... staring down the last few days before the big day and wondering where the month of December went. If you are one of the sane people who are sitting 'round with your feet up admiring your sparkly tree with a cuppa somethin' somethin' in your hand well then, my hats off to ya.
So here's my poor excuse for a blog post... basically a collective "here's what's up" list:
~ We're all sharing a cold. Bubba was miserable, which means I lost a lot of sleep and just about the time he started feeling better I started feeling worse. Motherhood. Not for the faint of heart.
~ I took my sick self and that somewhat better baby into town today and got the little mite's hair cut for the first time. Now he looks less like a baby and more like wee little boy. Boohoo. See...
~ I wanted to do a before and after sort of photo set up with the haircut but when I looked at the before photos I realized he was sport'in a big ole booger (see above) so decided to just give ya the after shot. You're welcome.
~ Tater's holiday dress will not be a holiday dress. It will be a sometime-after-the-holiday dress. Once I pleated the corduroy I realized I hated the way it looked. I'll be using the corduroy for something else and picking up some linen for a re-do. I figure it should be a nice project to fiddle with in that lull between the big day and the new year while the kids are all living off cookies and eggnog.
~ The big wooden project that needs to be done for the big day... wait for it... isn't done yet! Which means I'm spending late nights on the cold concrete basement floor in an effort to make holiday magic.
~ Bubba's Aran-ish sweater is still sitting here waiting for sleeves. I'm determined to get it finished up so he'll have it to wear for the rest of the winter. Part of the dilemma is that I'm undecided on the sort of sleeve/shoulder I want to do. I'm seriously considering epaulet shoulders otherwise known as "saddle shoulders as you go from the bottom up". Could be clever. Could be a disaster. I'll let ya know.
~ I'm finishing up a BIG knitting project that I should be able to tell you all about really soon. I've been sitting on this one for months!
~ For no reason whatsoever in amongst all this other stuff I began to knit a sock. Weird huh?
~ This is probably the last you'll hear from me until after the holiday. I have a ton of stuff to do and am still convinced I can get it all done in time. Must be the cold medicine.
~ Like so many other crafty bloggers I'll be back after the holiday with the rundown of all the secret holiday knitting/sewing/crafting I've been doing.
A very, very happy holiday to you all no matter what you celebrate!
Eat some sweets! Enjoy your family and friends! Stay warm and stay safe!