Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis the Season to be sorry

I'm truly, truly sorry for my crappy blogging lately. It has been a rough week! Today was the last full day of school, so I have been busy helping teachers get things ready and getting gifts and such ready myself. I have been working my little fingers to the bone and my favorite crochet needle is starting to show some serious wear and tear!

I always try to be creative with my gifts and the economy certainly made it a necessity this year to try and make all of my small gifts for teachers, friends, and such. I made dish cloths, flower scrubbies, hats, ornaments, blankets, and baby dolls over the past week or so. I managed to sell a few items too and I will not be allowing my fingers any sort of holiday. I am going to have to work hard to finish a little purple and cream dress during my vacation. Truth be told, I still have a little baby doll in there begging to be finished and I am fighting the guilt back as hard as I can to take a break and blog for a bit. I love that people want to buy stuff though, so I will just buy new needles and if necessary, perhaps I can find a few replacement fingers at Wally World too!

There isn't too much news to share. I did update the gingerbread list a bit. You all have been so fabulous with this project and I think I will definitely try this again next year. The children have loved it, but I think the adults have gotten even more fun out of seeing where we will get a card from next. The Gingerbread Man showed up at our school yesterday and I managed to capture him. We took a vote and decided to gobble him up, so I fought and struggled and finally broke him to pieces so each child got a bit of him. I wish I had been able to video the discovery for you all to see. There was much (and I mean much) rejoicing in our hallway! *If you have mailed in a card that hasn't gotten here yet, fear not, we have a plan. We are going to share these with the kids too after break and take that opportunity to discuss the logistics of mail travel!

Sheldon should be arriving any moment to visit with us at least for a couple of weeks. I did not temp this month because my sleep has been very spotty and minimal. I didn't think that it would be very acurate and I was so tired that I couldn't remember even if I wanted to! Hubby has woken me up several nights this week with the crochet hook still moving in my hands. He just laughs at me and says "I think you are done for the night." I did receive the eggy signs yesterday though, and I am praying that we caught it despite the lack of temp tracking. I really did miss that peace of mind that I get with it this month.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts for my dad. He is still very sore and bruised, but he is doing fine and has been at work all week.
I'm sorry this has been a sort of bullet pointed post, but I am too tired and have a million things running through my mind that are competing for top priority. I hope that you will accept a picture of my tree as a consolation prize. Perhaps it will brighten your day...


Michelle said...

Your tree is beautiful. I haven't even done that this year. I am so glad the kids enjoyed the gingerbread adventure. It sounds so fun. I hope things calm down for you soon. :)

Topcat said...

Arian! I can't believe it ... I was going through my emails today, and came acroos one that I emailed to myself .. of your schools address, to send in a postcard of the Gingerbread Man. Felt like a tool, that I never got around to posting one ... but, I see that he made his way to Australia anyway! Hoorah!!

Your tree is simply beautiful.

Wishing you a safe, calm Christmas.


alicia said...

the tree is awesome!!! I hope sheldon is decides he is here to stay, what a great Christmas gift that would be :)

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Such a pretty tree! And yes, us adults are probably as or more excited than the kids to see where all the postacrds came from. So glad to have participated.

Happy Holidays from the not-so Wet Coast. Vancouver looks like most cold winter places these days... :)