Sunday, December 17, 2017
Have you noticed how quickly the year 2017 is coming to a close? I always heard, the older you get, the quicker time goes by. I wonder if that was coined by Methuselah?
I am up super early today, thanks to a marvelous thunderstorm that arrived around 4am. The thunder and lightening has moved on and now there is a lovely steady rain happening. We sooooooo needed the moisture. Winter in the desert is one of our 2 rainy seasons. I know it is winter, as I turned on our heater yesterday, for the first time.
This week did not see me accomplish all I wanted to. I did get this far:
One sock is completed and the other one is frustrating me to no end. I have been working on it every evening for at least 1 - 2 hours and it doesn't seem to be growing.
I need to get this to 7 3/4" before I start the toe. I even accused hubby of getting up each night and ripping out all I did that day. I am hoping to complete this yet this week.
This coming weekend, my home will be filled with family. There will be 11 of us for about 5 days. Trying to meal plan for this group is not easy. I am looking into casseroles (lasagna) and lots of burgers and hot dogs on the grill. We have decided to order our Christmas Dinner from the local grocery store. There will be a total of 17 of us for that meal and I don't think it is fair for 1 person to have to cook for that big of a crowd.
I still need to get busy and bake some cookies and brownies for the group. Gotta have sweets for children. There will also be fruit and nuts and veggies for snacking. I guess I should make some bread too. Haven't made any in almost a month! Hubby and I have not even missed it.
Next Sunday, we are having a surprise birthday party for my mom's 90th. Her actual bday is on Christmas but................most places are closed that day. I am so excited for her to get out and see some family that has not been around in a few years. It should be fun. Say a little prayer that her transportation doesn't get this all messed up. We have been having a little issue with them lately.
We were treated to a mini concert by our local grand.
Her actual band concert was this past Friday. It was quite good. She is playing her solo for us in this photo. She did the theme song from Beauty and the Beast. Don't you just love her outfit? She had just gotten done with her softball game. She plays center field.
This morning, I am teaching RCIA at our church. My teaching companions will not be there with me. Their father passed away this past week. Totally understandable why they can not make it. Lucky for me, the lesson is 90% on a video. I mostly will be fielding questions from the class.
There is still some Christmas shopping I need to do. I have 1 gift left to buy and can not figure out what to get the person. Wrapping will happen on Tuesday. I have no appointments that day! That will be my first "day off" in over 3 weeks. I was going to have my knitting guru over to help me with this scarf, I need to make, but.....................he is under the weather so I told him to keep his cooties to himself. It's not like I don't have other projects to work on.
Time for me to go and have another cup of coffee and a little breakfast. If you would do me a favor and say a little prayer for me. I have a very important blood test coming up this week. This will be my third one. I am having some issues with some of the levels in my system. Please pray that things will be normal or very close to normal this time. It is much appreciated. So Thank You in advance!
Until next time..............................Happy Crafting!!!!!