I’m working on a few Christmas gifts, so I can’t show you anything I’m doing, but it’s all wonderful. I’m still in post-Retreat knitting bliss mode. I have so many ideas and plans for 2010… The other day I looked into the bottom of one of the many bags I brought home with me, and what do you know, there are four skeins of Foxfire Fiber Cormo Alpaca Lace in there! I can’t wait to sink my needles into it! I have two colors, natural brown and a lovely lavender. I know I’ll find the right pattern for one or both, but first I need some free time.
Time is a precious commodity at this time of year. I seem to spend most of mine on work, thinking about work, or resting up to go to work. It’s a short holiday season, so frenzy is the best way to describe it. I had to update the bookstore blog today, which is something I enjoy, but haven’t had the time to really make it what we want it to become. Working on it on my day off is not my first choice, but at least it’s done for now. One of these days it will be something I’m really proud of!
I’m actually enjoying the idea of Christmas this year — unlike last year, when I crawled through it and the surrounding months. I’m looking forward to my annual shopping trip with Judy and the Remarkable R’s, which we’re going to squeeze in this Sunday. Today is the girls’ sixteenth birthday (!!!), and there’s a party on Saturday to celebrate it, along with the birthday of Judy’s Wonderful Ray. It’s going to be a busy weekend!
Now that my day off is almost over, I think I’ll spend the evening working on something special, and thinking about making a batch of salty-sweet pecans. All I need is the recipe, which is in a book at work. If they’re as good as they look, I’ll let you know!