Sunday, December 28, 2008

I spent Chritmas Day going to my brother's house and then my sister's house. I ended up staying at Lynn's for Christmas dinner. It was great to see them and visit. It's been awhile since I have seen everyone and i especially miss the kids...Here's a pic with my nephew, Kyle and I.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Today we had a delay because of more snow we received overnight. It wasn't oo much accumulation, but it was messy. Five of my students did not show up. We spent the day catching up on things. Tomorrow will be more of the same. It's a waste being in school these two days....

On the jewerly front, I've made some new pieces. Some were gifts for friends. Some I just made, maybe will sell at some point. Just kinda making them for now. I like being creative that way and it's a break from crochet.

On the crochet front, I am working on sweaters for Joan. They wil be baby yellow. It's a pattern I have not done before and the yarn is kind of a pain. It splits with the small hook.

I am also working on the SSP gift that I did not finish. My SSP will be getting another box from me....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Some more cleaning today and the apartment almost feels livable. I still have to tackle the kitchen, a real top to bottom clean and the bathroom. I'm gonna wait until vacation to do those. Maybe practice the Chinese tradition of having a clean house to welcome the new year!

I took a picture of all the squares I have received so far for my ville ghan. Some I received from the Sky ladies and a few were ROAK gifts.

I got ELF'd yesterday! Krazy Elf from England sent me a package with my first crocheted snowflakes, a square for my ghan and afun pen. Pretty cool! I was also elf'd from Australia, a cool teacher plaque that I'm taking to school. I recieved two other packages. ROAK's and ELF's are so fun! Especially this year, as we are not buying for each other. So these are pretty much my gifts this year. I'll get a few things from work. I got my SSP package yesterday, too. That was awesome. Can't post a pic of it yet, but really happy with it!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Decorating the Tree

The tree is a big issue every year. We usually have a big fight over it, not this year. Today I finally decorated it. I had to buy new lights, so I had bought 4 boxes, however when I got home I realized I only had 3 boxes of white and one of colored. We usually only do white. Larry liked the colored. Well with the snow storm yesterday I could not go and get more lights. Today when decorating, I ran out of them. So I trudged down the street to Walgreens and bought some more. It was quite a walk, as you can see by the pictures, the roads are pretty yucky. Larry has been sick all week, so he spent the day in bed. he just got up. I cleaned the living room and decorated the tree and put up my Santas. Whew! I have alot of Santas. I didn't even take out many of the the statue ones, just the standing ones and of course the ornament ones. Anyhow this is how it looks right now and I am beat. Ready to sit and veg for awhile...