So the holidays are over. 2013 is another notch on our chronological watch. What does the new year hold in store?
Well, for starters.....today is the day the Christmas decorations come down. It is the only day in the foreseeable future that will be above zero for daytime temperature. Tomorrow the sh*t hits the fan again....and will last until......well, maybe until.....hell freezes over.
I like taking down the decorations as much as putting them up. The house gets cleaned, it looks less cluttered, furniture gets put back in place, and the spinning wheels come out of hiding! Then big plans are imagined.
Oh...then there's all the goodies. Cookies, candies and fudge(s). Yeah. They need to be packed up and put into the freezers. This is the job I do not care for. I'd rather just chuck it all in the garbage. First, BH would have a hemorrhage; second, this stuff costs a ton of money to make. I do not like wasting money. So, I will consider it all a jump start to next year's Christmas baking and making or we'll pick at it throughout the year. Either way, it's all good.
There are numerous storage totes full of wool. All kinds of wool. Not to mention a 1/4 pound of silk purchased about 2 years ago and a 1/2 pound of iridescent "firestar" for blending.
Just before Christmas, I went to the storage house and brought the box will the dyes and equipment over to the "living" house. I do so want to dye some wool!!
Right now I'm working on a pair of socks; the first one is just about done. Then there's the poncho that's been sitting in the knitting basket since Thanksgiving. A couple more inches and it should be finished....if memory serves correctly.
Tuesday I have to go to daughter's. She has a dietician appointment Wednesday morning. So we will undress her apartment Tuesday night and put the everyday back in its place.
We were going to go to the Casino on New Year's Eve day. Didn't happen. Then we thought maybe New Year's Day. Didn't happen. It's too friggin' cold. It takes all the courage and strength we can muster just to get to the grocery store and post office. Providing the car battery isn't dead. That's another hassle you have to think twice about tackling.
So maybe our little jaunt will have to be postponed until Spring gets here. Should be just in time for our wedding anniversary.....June 24.
Stay safe; stay warm; stay happy and positive. "This can't last forever" (probably the words spoken right before the last Ice Age hit).
off the needles: hamamelis
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