Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I'm on holy season hiatus until January 5th! :) Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I wanted to pen a quick note to let you know that I'm taking a brief blogging hiatus from Christmas Day until Monday January, 5th. I figure all of you will be too busy hanging with family and eating cookies to read blog entries during this spell anyway ;-) but I will look forward to being with you again in the new year!

And we have lots to look forward to. My ten year wedding anniversary is in early January *feels old* and for the first time, Mike and I will be going away for the weekend together without the children.


 But it should be fun, and I'll post a fun wedding revisit from all those years ago. :) There will be lots of dance posts in the new year, as we're preparing some new choreographies for winter and spring performances. Those are always amusing. What else, let's see... crafts. :) I have a new shawl that is soon to be off the needles that I am super excited about, in "Frozen" inspired colors, and I'll write all about that. Plus an intarsia Christmas stocking (Frosty face on the front :0) that I got roped into agreeing to, a multitude of baby sweaters, and somehow, in a moment of weakness, I told Mike that I'd knit a huge blanket to cover the new bed we're hoping to acquire next year. I must have been drinking when we had that conversation. Oh, and a MYSTERY KNIT-ALONG!! Oh my, I'm excited about that. Details coming in January!


I also have an, ah HEM, milestone birthday coming up during Lent, so you'll hear lots of whining about THAT. But anyway, LENT! Always lots of fodder to discuss there. I have a three month list of books for the Catholic Book Club on the right margin, read along with me in the new year! I'm going to be alternating Catholic non-fiction and fiction coming up here, so it's always an adventure.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas my friends! I'm very grateful that you all navigate here each day to read what I have to say, it means more to me than you could ever know. Just be grateful that you don't know me in real life, because if you did, you'd have to put up with my holiday "baking." And this is what happens when I bake - these are what chocolate clusters (fillings whatever you like: nuts, raisins, marshmallows, combination) are supposed to look like:

And this is what they look like when I make them, with peanuts and marshmallows that are far too large to do anything with but roast over an open fire, because that's what we had in the cupboard:


My poor, long-suffering family. I'm certain that I will have amusing holiday tales when I return, and you can rest assured that I will write all about them. Until then, Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Talk to you on January 5th. :)

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