Sorry for my surprise absence. I intended to post an "I'll be back soon" but left early for holiday travel on account of the snow and then quickly got into the holiday groove. I hope your season has been magical. Ours certainly has!
We spent most of a week with my family eating too much food, drinking too many Manhattans, and staying up too late talking by the fire. There was snow and rain and snow again.
I have no photo record of it all as I inadvertently deleted my entire holiday photo collection save the photo above and the ones below. Ah, technology. (I am a slow learner.)
The kids fell asleep with rosy cheeks and exhausted bodies after so much laughter and play. There was ridiculous quantities of amazing food and sweets, and we delighted in giving and receiving thoughtful handmade (and thoughtful purchased) gifts.
And all that knitting? I was busy making felted gnome slippers (from this pattern by way of Ravelry), felted bowls (from One Skein), and kitty cat hats (from a vintage hat pattern of my grandma's). All so sweet and appreciated. (Again, no pictures. Sigh.)
The kids and I spent a long afternoon creating a snow family by the creek in my parents' yard, and then watched them slowly transform into abstraction in the rain. Rain! On Christmas. Crazyness.
My family - as usual - was super respectful with gifts. The kids each came home with three thoughtful gifts. Three. One from my sister, one from my dad, and one from my mom. There is no trunk-load of questionable gifts to haul home after the holidays in my world and for that I am so grateful. There wasn't even any wrapping paper to dispose of. Just some fabric to refold and some covered boxes to put away until next year. Seriously, people. My family rules.
As we roll into 2010 I am looking ahead to a big, amazing year. Oh, the plans. There is so much on the horizon for LuSa Organics, for our family, for homeschooling and, well, for my knitting needles.
Happy New Year to you!