Sunday, December 30, 2007

A finished object!!!

I'm working on reducing the number of UFOs at my house, so take the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs off the To Do list!!! I finished them yesterday under my orders of sitting and doing nothing (since the doctor said that I have a throat infection, and Olivia has both an ear AND sinus infection), and I felted them today. They are downstairs in the laundry room drying right now, and that room has the worst lighting ever.

And, out of it, I found something that I can knit for Donnie. He's not a sweater kind of guy, since he's always about twenty degrees warmer than I am. He said that my slippers are pretty cool, and he would wear them, but not in the colours I chose for mine (plum 8415 and the burgundy quatro 9440 from Cascade 220).

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Recap of Christmas

As I said in my last post, we had Christmas early, which worked out well, because with a combination of stress, lack of sleep, and everyone I work with is sick, I finally crawled out of bed at 11:00 am on Christmas day. Olivia came back last night, and the two of us are both going to the doctor today to get checked out. I've had a cold that I haven't been able to shake, and hers isn't getting any better.

So to recap Christmas 2007 in pictures, we:

Made a gingerbread house.

Attended our first school Christmas concert.

Wore fancy Christmas outfits

And of course, made cookies to leave for Santa, with a thank-you note for making an early appearance at our house.

Sunday, December 23, 2007's been a month....

Wow, it's been a month since I last posted. Bad blogger.

Well, we officially had our Christmas today...Olivia won't be here for the holidays, so we improvised. She opened up her presents, and loved everything. She really has the best expressions. It's nice though, that she gets that Christmas is more than just getting presents...that it's a reminder that we all have to be good to each other. One day, we were both at home, having a relaxing day. She was playing in her room, and I was across the hall having a bath. Out of the blue, she bolted in shouting, "MOMMY, MOMMY, I have to tell you something!"

I sit up, all worried, and asked her what was wrong.

"Mommy...there's POOR PEOPLE. And they don't have TOYS! That's NOT GOOD!"

I explained that yes, some people were not as fortunate as us, and had to use all of their money on housing and food, so they could not buy toys like we could. She mulled that over for a while, and I thought I could use this as a great teachable moment. And, that if I want to get some privacy when I have my bath, I should have it at night.

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