Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Remember that job I was telling you about? I got it! And though I’m sad to leave all my 2-3 yr olds behind, I am really looking forward to this new challenge, especially as this is what I have always wanted to do. Now I can relax a little…right?
Well of course not, it’s Christmas! The tree and the lights are up (and apparently staying that way!)
I do like my tree, well actually no, I like my decorations. Thay are either handmade or sent from different countries.
This one is from Florida.
This one is from Germany, and so on….
This one is this year’s favourite, made by Dylan. I don’t really do decorations other than the tree, I just can’t stand the plasticky-tacky-ness of them and don’t even mention balloons! Big J insisted on hanging tree lights on the windows, which are actually looking pretty good (just as long as they stay up !!)
I feel like I should be running around like a headless chicken, hoping my presents will be well received and feeling guilty about those I haven’t sent yet, hoping I get all the food needed and don’t forget anything and on top of that, trying to get the house organised to fit 4 more people in!
I’m not….this year seems to be more peaceful than last year, calmer and slower and more manageable. I think my motto for the new year will be “don’t stress over things I can’t change”.
Talking about presents. I got a bit of Christmas knitting done.
Keanu’s Christmas Jacket is almost finished, I just need to do the ribbing around the edges, Mya’s Malabrigo (thanks Jen xx) hat and bootees are finished. Charlie’s mouses are no longer Charlie’s and will now go to her cousin and Charlie shall have a hat and scarf, (it’s a size thing) I don’t have a photo of those yet, but just need to finish the hat……by tomorrow? We shall see. Oh and I managed to squeeze in a quick hat for me, knitted in the handspun “Teigr”. Braided jumper isn’t finished yet as I had hoped but I knew I’d struggle with the boring sleeves. Once Christmas is over, I shall settle down to it again and have it finished hopefully by the time I go back to work.
So, what’s left to be said, other than to wish you all a very merry Christmas, hope it is all you want it to be and best wishes, not just for the new year, but forever.
With all this talk about Xfactor always taking the Christmas N0 1 spot and some frantically downloading the Jeff Buckley version of (I hasten to add Leonard Cohen’s) “Hallelujah” , I thought I’d b a little different (well you know me) and share this one. Enjoy x