Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is it warmer yet?

Goodness sakes it's cold here.  And my kiddos are going bonkers.  Husband is on a nice lengthy break from school also, and so far we are still all alive...we'll see how long that lasts.  He's been great while losing his mind at home all day long, so I sent him to the movies tonight.   He deserves the break. 

I'm from California.  The Bay Area to be precise, and I'm missing it.  I'm always cold here, and as a group, we have developed too much of a reliance on movies to pass the day.  Sleeping in until 8am most days also helps, but seeing as we've also been staying up until way to late, so we still aren't getting much sleep (smart right?), and not getting out very much.   I got a collection of Hitchcock DVD's for Christmas so that's what we've been staying up watching...which doesn't help me sleep either.

Now that Christmas is over, and it's really over here at our place (the Lowe's Christmas tree we bought a couple weeks ago was past dead on the 23rd so we took it down on the 26th along with the rest of our decorations), we are trying to figure out what to do with ourselves...Mr. and I have read all three of the Hunger Games books, and compared opinions on the ending, which I thought was a little bit....eh....okay.  Did you read the series?  What did you think? What should we read next?

We have played Mario Kart, and tried to teach Monkey Pants to drive (he likes to make whoever he's driving "dance"...which is cute, right?).  I am trying to finish my Drunkard's Path Quilt before the new year, so by Saturday. Pictures to come soon.  The lighting in this house is terrible for pictures. 



Also, I got my Farmer's Wife Quilt book in the mail today and am hoping to start on that tonight or tomorrow.  There's a goal of getting 56 blocks (to be caught up with the rest of the flickr group  working on this project) by around February so I have my work cut out for me there.


 I realized on Christmas Eve that Lady Face doesn't have a stocking!!  So I used mine to make a template for hers and made this green wonder to the left in no time at all.  Not super awesome, but I plan on making a better one, and adding some more things to this one to pretty it up...






I'm also trying to compile my personal, creative, and family goals for the new year.  I like to have something to work towards so I can gauge my progress as the year goes on.  I like thinking back on how much has happened in the year that's ending and figuring out what I want to do better, or more or less of, and try to help our family keep going in the right direction.  I'm still working on this so I'll probably share this with y'all next week.

 Hope you had a Merry Christmas (or a great holiday that you do celebrate if it's not Christmas), and have a happy and safe New Year!
(This is the family picture we put together in four minutes at the request of one of the Grandma's-Lady Face and Hobbes look so thrilled!)

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