The last bits of tissue and wrapping are gone, every last present distributed, and while the final cookies are on their way out to the birds, the tree is still up and those twinkly lights are on. We really wish all the relatives were still gathered around too, but it's okay. It's slow time now.
We had a nice little storm on New Year's Eve Morning. With one boy napping and two out walking in the snow, Mum gets some quiet time to herself. Hooray! Snuggling under last year's blanket, working on this year's. With cocoa with mini candy canes and too much Fluff. (Marshmallow creme to non-locals.)
I've been enjoying the cold and snow with lots of couch time. Snuggling, playing with new toys, (the wagon has been dubbed a time machine!) and slooooow crafting, as opposed to the frantic crafting pre-holiday. We stayed in for New Year's but we did have a little overnight guest. Palmer the pomeranian. The boys were thrilled.
So far the new year has kicked off with my mum having surgery on her broken arm and me needed a new washing machine. Mum came through just fine and the new machine is so freaking big, but I miss the old one. Can you blame me? It was so pretty (and thirty-ish years old...)
please ignore the dust.
And what's this? The last piece of Big Hunk?
Well, I suppose there's worse things to add to a to-do list than candy making.
I'm still dragging my feet and taking advantage of this slow time. I'll be back next week with photos of those secret gifts that took so much of my time, and some(resolution is such and ugly word)goals list shall we say for 2009.
For now, I'm crawling back under some blankets with some bright yarn and an I hook. See you in a few days.