It is also when we have some really good gatherings. We had a Christmas celebration this year that included my Mother and Stepfather who came in from Kansas, which was a super treat.
I hope you all had good time and are finding more good ways of winding down the year.
That is what I am doing. I am winding down the year.
This past week was absolutely what the holiday season means to me. Family, friends and sharing. You share time, laughs and food.
|The Christmas Eve Spread|
|The Manfriend carving the TurDuck (the butcher forgot the Hen)|
|The Colonel and his two Wiley grandsons at Treasure Island on Boxing Day|
|Christmas Day Endeavors|
|The cousins with Manfriend and Moms playing some 5 card draw. What? gambling is just probability and ratios!|
And now... now the kitchen and the living room are pretty much back to normal (which by no means means clean, but perhaps a little tidier). The laundry is caught up. The bedroom looks like we've been burgled but ... it's in progress.
The boys went to AZ to visit The Manfriend's eldest brother and Grandparents and Aunties, while I held down the fort.
I'm back at work and the emails and post-its are being managed. We get a new director next week when most of the holiday schedules have returned to normal. The Kid will be back in school. The grind goes on ...
And this is why I knit. (it's also why you should celebrate and give thanks when you can)
So, I have a new spreadsheet. For the last 2 months my spreadsheet has focused on the Christmas holiday. Items return to projects around the house, the school and of course, knitting. (I'm going to finish a bulky cardigan, damnit.)
I did manage to finish my peppermint socks while the Christmas tree is still up and I'll post them when I block them shortly.
|From Instagram: my wild night without the boys. 2 nights in total, but it's been cold I could use more bodies in the apt.|